Message from the Chief Commissioner

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Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Tue 2 December 2014

Weapons

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
Level 4, Tower 3
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, VIC, 3008

GPO Box 2807
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: (03) 9247 6485
Email: licensingregulation@police.vic.gov.au

Holiday Hours

LRD's hours of operation over the holiday season are as follows:

Monday, 22 December             Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 23 December            Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 24 December      Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday, 25 December           Office Closed
Friday, 26 December                 Office Closed
Monday, 29 December              Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 30 December            Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 31 December      Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday, 1 January                  Office Closed
Friday, 2 January                        Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm

LRD will resume normal business hours on Monday, 5 January, 2015.

Please note, during this period there will be a drop-box located outside the lifts on level 4 for those wishing to drop off their applications however, there will be no access to LRD offices.


Standard Hours of Operation
LRD's service counter is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The office is closed on Public Holidays.

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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