Purchasing a Handgun

You cannot purchase a handgun on a provisional license.

While on your provisional license you will be allowed to use the various club pistols to complete your required number of shoots and to familiarise yourself with different types of pistols. When you have acquired your full license the club will assist you with advice on purchasing your first handgun.

In your first 6 months of being a fully licensed member, you are only able to purchase a class 1 and/or a class 2, or a class 1 and/or class 3 pistol. You must fill in a Purchase to Acquire (PTA) form, and it must be signed off (endorsed) by an authorised club representative (committee member). For your first pistol there will be an approximate waiting period of 28 days for your PTA to be approved by Licencing Regulation Division (LRD). Once obtained, you are able to go to your nominated dealer to purchase your first handgun.

As policy and procedures change from time to time for purchasing a handgun, it is suggested that you visit the LRD website at Victoria Police for the latest information.  To get further information on what you can purchase and how, it is best that you contact a Victoria Police representative from LRD on the following phone number 1300 651 645

An LRD representative should be able to answer all your queries in purchasing a handgun. Alternatively, you can contact LRD by emailing them at the following email address: licensingregulation@police.vic.gov.au

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