Firearm Collector's Licence - Victoria


You will need this licence if you intend to collect firearms and ammunition for historical, thematic, commemorative or investment reasons.

There are four licence types:

  • antique handgun collectors licence
  • category 1 firearm collectors licence
  • category 2 firearm collectors licence
  • ammunition collector licence.

Collectors can also carry or use their firearms under certain conditions, provided they have a permit to carry or use collector firearms.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

If you intend to apply for a category 1 or an antique handgun collectors licence, you will need to be a member of a firearm collector's organisation that has been approved by the Chief Commissioner.

If you intend to apply for a category 2 licence you must:

  • have at least 10 firearms in your possession manufactured before 1 January 1947
  • have held a category 1 firearm collectors licence for at least 2 years.

If you intend to apply as an ammunition collector, you must be a member of an approved ammunition collector's organisation.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to abide by any conditions set by the agency, including storage requirements. You must remain a member of an approved collectors organisation for the duration of your licence.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and all accompanying documentation directly with the Agency for processing.

Approval time

New firearms licences cannot be issued until 28 days after the responsible agency receives the application.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.