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LRD – Handgun participation requirements 2020 (Update 21/09/2020)

LRD – Handgun participation requirements 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the Victorian Government had issued Stage 3 restrictions for Regional Victoria and Stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne, meaning travel and movement throughout the state has been restricted. Under these circumstances, the Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD) are aware that licence holders have not been permitted to attend and participate at shooting clubs during this time.

Due to these restrictions, Victoria Police have made the decision to waive all handgun participation requirements for the 2020 calendar year effective immediately. This means that all shoots or matches required to be completed per number of classes of handgun possessed, will be exempt for the 2020 calendar year.

The variation issued on 6 July 2020 will no longer apply.

Approved shooting clubs will still be required to submit an annual report for 2020 within 3 months after the end of the calendar year to the Chief Commissioner of Police in accordance with s.123C of the Firearms Act 1996.

Licence holders are not required to submit requests for exemption or modification, this variation applies to all affected licence holders.

If you have further questions, please email or if you need more information about the current restriction levels in Victoria, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services website.

We would like to thank you for your continued cooperation during this time and hope you are staying safe and well.

The Notice of Variation and supporting information can be found on the Victoria Police website.


Licensing and Regulation Division

Regulatory Services Department

Victoria Police

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