About Victoria Police
Licensing and Regulation Division
Release date: Mon 19 December 2011
Last updated: Tue 1 August 2017
Risk based compliance: the Licensing and Regulation Division's approach to regulation
Victoria Police is responsible for the regulation of the firearm, private security and weapon industries in Victoria.
Risk based compliance applies risk management to achieve good public policy that ensures public safety and the integrity of firearms, weapons, and private security licensing.
Like many other regulatory bodies across Australia, the Licensing and Regulation Division employs a risk based compliance model in its role as regulator of the firearms, weapons, and private security industries.
As the regulator of these industries, Victoria Police undertakes risk based compliance based on the following general principles:
Reducing Red Tape - Statement of Expectations
The Licensing and Regulation Division is committed to reducing red tape by promoting greater efficiency and effectiveness in the administration and enforcement of regulation.
In line with the Victorian Government's objective of reducing red tape, the Minister for Police the Hon Lisa Neville MP, issued a Statement of Expectations to the Licensing and Regulation Division on 22 June 2017.
The Statement of Expectations outlines the Government's expectations of how the Licensing andRegulation Division should improve its operations over 2017-18. It aims to promote greater efficiency and effectiveness in the administration and enforcement of regulation in the context of facilitating increased business investment and economic activity in Victoria and benefits both the regulator and the community by:
To provide feedback online, please complete a Feedback Form (PDF) and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed feedback forms can also be returned via post to: Licensing and Regulation Division, GPO Box 2807, Melbourne, Victoria 3001.
Further information, forms and contact details
Information collected by the Licensing and Regulation Division during the course of licensing is being collected on behalf of Victoria Police. It will be used in accordance with the provisions of the Firearms Act 1996, Private Security Act 2004, Control of Weapons Act 1990 and Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. Your information may be disclosed to employers, approved bodies and other statutory authorities by Victoria Police for the purpose of law enforcement and the administration of justice. Applicants may gain access to their information through application to the Victoria Police Freedom of Information Unit.