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Firearms Appeals Committee


The Firearms Appeals Committee is a statutory appeals body, independent of government, established under Part 9 of the Firearms Act 1996.

The function of the committee is to review certain decisions of the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police to: 

  • cancel firearm licences
  • refuse firearm licence applications
  • impose certain conditions on firearm licences. 

The committee consists of up to 15 members, who are appointed by the Governor in Council. The members of the committee are made up of legal representatives, firearm industry representatives and representatives nominated by the Minister for Police. Committee members are appointed for three year terms. The department acts as Secretariat to the committee.

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.