Will an interstate licence be recognised in Victoria for both longarms and Handguns?
Section 15(2)(b)(ii) of the Firearms Act 1996 provides that persons who are, at the time of application for a General Category Handgun Licence with the reason of target shooting, the holder of a licence in another State or Territory that authorises the possession, carriage or use of handguns for the reason of target shooting, do not need to apply for a Probationary Permit and can make an application for a licence immediately. Evidence of the interstate licence must be provided at the time of application. These persons are also authorised [pursuant to s.187(2)] to posses, carry and use any handguns they were authorised to possess interstate for a period of 7 days after notifying the Chief Commissioner of Police (CCP) that they intend to permanently reside in Victoria. Furthermore, persons who apply for a General Category Handgun Licence within this 7 day period are able to continue to possess, carry or use any such handgun until the outcome of the application is determined. For Longarms