Message from the Chief Commissioner

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Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Wed 26 November 2014

Please note that due to staff training commitments, LRD's phones will be unattended on Wednesday, 26 November, 2014.

Please feel free to email your enquiry to and we will endeavour to respond to your email promptly upon our return.

Alternatively, you may contact us from 8:30am - 4:30pm on Thursday, 27 November.

We appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.




In Victoria, the Control of Weapons Act 1990 provides the framework for controlling the sale, possession, transportation and use of non-firearm weapons and body armour. The Act divides weapons into four basic categories:

The Act regulates these categories differently, based on the danger they pose when they are used or if they are used inappropriately.

The Act also provides for two ways in which individuals, groups of people or classes of weapon may be able to receive special dispensation from the Act in relation to prohibited weapons and body armour. Dispensation may be granted either through the:

A Customs Import Permit allows a person with a Chief Commissioner Approval to import weapons from overseas into Victoria.

Contact Information

Contact the Licensing & Regulation Division on 1300 651 645 between 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday or via email

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