Permit to Acquire a Firearm - Victoria


You will need this permit if you are a current firearm licence holder, and you intend to acquire a new firearm.

If you are not a current firearm licence holder, you can lodge a firearms licence application form along with the application for a permit to acquire a firearm. Both handguns and long arms must be registered.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • hold a current firearms licence or submit your application alongside this permit for the category of firearm you intend to acquire
  • you must have a genuine reason for obtaining the firearm.

Please refer to the application form and associated documents for full details.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Approval time

New firearms applications cannot be issued until 28 days after the 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.