Release date: Thu 21 June 2007
Last updated: Thu 6 August 2015
Relocation of Front Counter Services
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).
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
Front Counter Service Hours (by appointment only)
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.