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Eligibility Requirements

Release date: Mon 15 January 2018

Last updated: Fri 18 May 2018

Individuals, organisations and government departments can hold a firearm licence for employment and recreational purposes.

To be eligible for a licence, you must:

  • be a resident of Victoria, or, work with firearms in Victoria;
  • be 18 years and over for an adult licence, or, between 12 and 18 years for a junior licence;
  • be a fit and proper person;
  • be a non-prohibited person, or, have been deemed not to be prohibited by a court;
  • be able to demonstrate and maintain a genuine reason for needing a firearm licence; and
  • have completed the relevant firearm safety course.
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