Message from the Chief Commissioner

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Information for Existing Licensed Firearms Dealers

Release date: Fri 18 August 2017

Last updated: Fri 18 August 2017

Renewal Process

Renewal applications are generated by the Licensing and Regulation Division and posted to eight weeks prior to the expiry of a current licence.

A reminder letter will be sent two weeks prior to expiry if we are not in receipt of a completed renewal application.

The Licensing and Regulation Division is reviewing the renewal application process for existing licence holders. This review will include consultation with industry in due course.

Any changes to the renewal application process for dealer licences will be communicated ahead of changes being implemented.

Loaning Firearms

Firearm dealers who loan firearms cannot loan a firearm at a rate equivalent to the full cost of the firearm.

Licensed Firearms Dealers can loan firearms to licence holders who:

  • has a licence that is more than 28 days old;
  • already has at least one firearm registered to them
  • have permission to loan the firearm; and
  • their licence allows them to possess, carry and use the category and type of firearm they are borrowing.

While the Licensing and Regulation Division does not encourage the loaning of firearms, dealers who engage in this practice should ensure they have a written Agent's Agreement in place to document the duration of the loan period.

Advertising Firearms

Generally, only licensed firearm dealers may advertise the sale of a firearm. Any advertisement selling firearms in Victoria must include the:

  • serial number of the registered firearm being sold;
  • the licence number of the seller; and
  • the licence number of firearm dealer who will be transferring the firearm.

Advertisements selling firearms can only be placed in:

  • A website or publication operated by a non-dealer so long as the placement of the advertisement is arranged by a licenced firearm dealer;
  • A website or publication operated by a licenced firearm dealer;
  • A website or publication published by an approved club; or
  • Firearm or shooting sports speciality magazines that are commercially available to the public .This includes websites associated with those publications.

A non-dealer can place an advertisement selling firearms in:

  • A website or publication published by an approved club; or
  • Firearm or shooting sports speciality magazines that are commercially available to the public. This includes websites associated with those publications
     
 
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