Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sword Laws/Regulations in Victoria.

No requirement for groups/clubs to issue photo ID - a membership card will now suffice as long as members also carry their own photo ID, such as driver's licence or passport.

No waiting period (for purchasing weapons) will apply to new members who hold any category of firearms licence (previously a 28 day waiting period was proposed for holders of some firearms licences)

Persons who have obtained a Chief Commissioner's individual approval under section 8C, a firearms licence, or a private security licence will not be required to undergo a Criminal History Check since they will have fulfilled this requirement already to obtain their approval/licence.

Groups/clubs are to notify DOJ when a member is deemed to be unsuitable for continued membership or a member has resigned (an email or a phone call will be sufficient).

The exemptions will now apply for 5 years (increased from the 3 years originally proposed).

If you have any queries about these changes or any other matters, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or telephone as shown below.

Kind regards, Di
Di Bunnett
Senior Policy Officer
Justice Policy
Department of Justice

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