Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Services

Release date: Wed 4 January 2012

Last updated: Tue 22 July 2014


Please note that due to staff training commitments, LRD's phones will be unattended on Wednesday, 23 July, 2014. 

Please feel free to email your enquiry to and we will endeavour to respond to your email promptly upon our return.

Alternatively, you may contact us from 8:30am - 4:30pm on Thursday, 24 July. 

We appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. 


Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division is responsible for regulating the Victorian firearm industry. This involves assessing applications for firearm licences, permits and authorities, as well as ensuring that people that possess, carry, use or work with firearms do so in a way that is legal and safe.

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

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

Licence eligibility

Individuals, organisations and government departments can hold a firearm licence for a range of employment and leisure purposes. To be eligible for a licence, you must be:

You must also successfully complete the relevant Victorian Firearm Safety Course if the licence you are applying for requires this.


Useful information for all licence holders

Licensing & Regulation Division has published a range of materials to help new and current members of the firearms community determine and observe their legal responsibilities. These include:

The 'Information for all licence holders' section of this website contains, amongst other things, information about acquiring, modifying, transporting, importing and exporting firearms. The 'News and Events' section provides information about the latest developments in the industry.

Useful Information for special firearm interest groups

Licensing & Regulation Division has also created specific information and support materials for the major firearm user groups:

Divisional Firearm Officers can also help their local communities with these issues.


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