If the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police cancels your firearms licence, refuses your application for a firearms licence, imposes licence conditions or refuses to issue a permit to acquire, you may have a right to have this decision reviewed by the Firearms Appeals Committee.
The Firearms Appeals Committee is an independent statutory appeals body established under the Firearms Act 1996. It is entirely independent of both the Victorian Government and Victoria Police. The Department of Justice and Community Safety provides secretariat support to the Committee.
The Committee only deals with the review of certain firearms licensing decisions made by the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. For all other queries relating to firearms and firearms licensing information, contact the Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation Division
How to make an appeal application
The Firearms Act 1996 must give you a right to apply to the Committee to review a decision made by the Chief Commissioner.
You may wish to seek legal advice about whether you are eligible to apply to the Committee.
You can't make an application before the Committee if:
- you are a prohibited person
- you are subject to a firearm prohibition order
- your firearms licence was cancelled, not renewed or your application refused on the basis of your criminal activities.
Applicants may wish to seek legal advice about whether they are eligible to apply to the Committee for a review of a decision.