Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions
Release date: Fri 30 December 2011
Last updated: Tue 15 January 2019
To be eligible for a silencer, you must be an employer or employee in one of the occupation fields listed below:
Each application for a silencer permit will be considered on its merits and a determination will be made by the delegate of the Chief Commissioner of Police.
If you are currently employed in any of the above professions and you wish to make an application, please email Licensing & Regulation Division requesting a silencer application form.
Do I need to hold a firearm licence if I am starting a sporting event with a handgun or starting pistol?
For example, if you want to transfer a handgun from your general category handgun licence to your collector licence, you will need to:
But if you want to transfer your handgun from your collector licence to your general category handgun licence you will need to:
What does a Divisional Firearm Officer do?
Do I need a Permit to Acquire if my firearm is being replaced under warranty?
A nil fee permit will be issued to the firearm licence holder. You must engage the services of a Licensed Firearms Dealer to enact the warranty transaction process
How much ammunition can I store, sell, collect and import?
Licensed ammunition collectors can store and collect any amount of cartridge ammunition and can also import any amount of cartridge ammunition as long as they have an import permit from LRD.
Licensed firearm dealers can sell any amount of gunpowder and propellants provided they have a Worksafe Licence to Sell Explosives. Although dealers can also store any amount of gunpowder or propellants, they must have a WorkSafe Licence to Store Explosives in order to store more than 20kg of propellants or more than 5kg of propellant gun powder. Dealers must also have a WorkSafe Licence to Import Explosives to import any amount of gunpowder and propellants.
How can I pay for my licence or permit?
How do I become a Security Industry Firearms Instructor?
I have a Category C Firearm Licence for work/occupational purposes. Can I use my Category C firearm at an approved range?
If you hold a Category C licence solely for work/occupational purposes you may practice your marksmanship on private land.
More information about Licence Category and Genuine Reasons can be found here.
What should I do if I have lost my licence or had it stolen?
A request for payment will be mailed to you after your request has been processed with instructions on how to make your payment and arrange for a photograph to be taken.
Do I need a permit for a handgun chassis kit or carbine conversion kit?
Yes. A Prescribed Item Permit is required to be able to possess, carry or use a handgun chassis kit or carbine conversion kit in Victoria.
A handgun chassis kit or carbine conversion kit is a prescribed item under Regulation 7 of the Firearm Regulations 2018 and is defined as:
a device commonly known as a handgun chassis kit or carbine conversion kit, being an accessory which can be attached to a general category handgun to alter its appearance to resemble a machine gun or longarm, whether or not the functionality of the handgun is also altered.
Each application for this permit will be considered on its merits and a determination will be made by the Licensing & Regulation Division on behalf of the Chief Commissioner of Police.
If you wish to apply or have any inquiries regarding Prescribed Item Permits please email Licensing & Regulation Division.
What should I do if I cannot find the answer to my question?