Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Services

Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Mon 3 August 2015

Relocation of Front Counter Services
Licensing & Regulation Division

Relocation of Licensing & Regulation Division Front Counter Services.
Licensing & Regulation Division will be relocating our services to Tower 1, as of 8 June 2015 to 637 Flinders Street Docklands 3008 (entry via Flinders street).

In order to provide a more personalised approach attendance at the counter will be by appointment only. There will no longer be a drop in service and customers will need to forward all applications/renewals/correspondence to:

Licensing & Regulation Division
GPO Box2807
Melbourne VIC 3001

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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 weapons industry is regulated by Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD).

Contact us
Licensing & Regulation Division
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, VIC, 3008

GPO Box 2807
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: (03) 9247 6485

Please note: Applications cannot be handed in at the counter.

Front Counter Service Hours (by appointment only)

  • Monday: 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am to 3:00pm

About the Control of Weapons Act

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.

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