Common firearms issue

The most common issue that comes up in relation to firearms ownership and licencing is being deemed prohibited person. Usually, this follows the final hearing of a Family Violence Intervention Order or Personal Safety Intervention Order matter. However, it is not uncommon for the issue to come up when a person applies to Victoria Police for a licence. This is what is commonly called a s33A notice from Victoria Police.

Prohibited persons

Some people are deemed not permitted to carry, own or possess firearms and other prohibited weapons. Learn more about prohibited persons.

If a person is deemed to be a prohibited person an application can be made by them to the Magistrates’ Court to be allowed to hold a firearms licence.

Learn more

For more information, visit our comprehensive guide to firearms.

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