Registration of a Firearm - Victoria


All firearms must be registered with Victoria Police. It is illegal to have an unregistered firearm in your possession.

If you intend to purchase, possess, carry and use a firearm in Victoria, you will need a firearm licence and a permit to acquire a firearm for your intended type of firearm.

Only certain antique firearms manufactured before 1900 are exempt from registration. If you believe your firearm is exempt from registration you must take it to an authorised firearm identifier for assessment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • fill in any forms and provide any associated documents such as proof of your current licence
  • be willing to comply with any conditions imposed by the agency.

The registration process varies depending on whether the firearm has previously been registered.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Application process


If you own some firearms that are registered in Victoria but not all are, there is a separate process for recording these.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

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