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Victoria. 2015 ‘Firearm Registrations, Licences and Private Security Licences.’ Victoria Police Annual Report 2014-2015, p. 67. Melbourne: Victoria Police. 8 October
Firearm Registrations, Licences and Private Security Licences
In 2014-15, we processed 136,837 applications and renewals for firearm registrations, licences and private security licences. This is a 3.5 per cent increase on 2013-14. Of these applications, 94.8 per cent were approved.
There has been a significant focus on compliance and ensuring only fit and proper people are licensed, which has resulted in an increase in the cancellation and suspension of firearm and security licences.
In accordance with recommendations made following the siege at Martin Place in Sydney in December 2014, Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD) has incorporated a process to continually reconfirm firearm(s) held by, and information of, licence holders.
As at 30 June 2015*, there are:
- 214,936 current Victorian Firearm Licences
- 767,304 registered firearms
- 32,711 private security licences and registrations…