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Information for current and prospective licence holders

Release date: Mon 19 December 2011

Last updated: Fri 24 June 2016

This page contains links to information, services and forms relevant to both current firearm licence holders and those applying for a licence for the first time.

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:

  • A resident of Victoria (or work with firearms in Victoria)
  • A 'fit and proper person'
  • Between 12 and 18 years of age (junior licence) or 18 years and over (adult licence)
  • A 'non-prohibited' person (or have been deemed not to be 'prohibited' by a court) 
  • Able to demonstrate and maintain a 'genuine reason' for needing a particular licence type

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

Acquiring, Borrowing and Loaning Firearms

Applying for a New Licence

Change of Address, Personal Details or Circumstance

Classification of a Firearm


Firearm and Ammunition disposal

Fit and Proper Persons

Identifying, Modifying and Registering Your Firearm

Importing, Exporting and Visiting or Moving to Australia with Firearms

Mutual Recognition and Moving and Working Interstate with Firearms

Non-Prohibited Persons and Section 189 Applications

Participation requirements for Cat C Clay target shooters

Populous Places

Prohibited Persons

Renewing an Existing Licence

Storage and Safekeeping Requirements

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