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  • What the forms mean
  • Why so much paperwork?
  • Becoming a member, but not a firearm collector
  • Becoming a member and a collector of firearms

  • What the forms mean


    A Form Statutory Declaration:
    Application for membership
    B Form Character References
    C Form Statutory Declaration:
    Application for Category 1, Category 2, or Antique Handgun Collectors Licences
    D Form Statutory Declaration:
    Application for a Permit to Acquire a collector handgun for Category 1, Category 2, or Antique Handgun Collectors Licences
    E Form Statutory Declaration:
    Compliance of storage requirements for a firearms collectors licence


    Why so much paperwork?

    Following the introduction of the Firearms (Ammendment) Bill and Firearms (Futher Ammendment) Bill, the onus to ensure applicants for a firearms collectors licence were able to satisfactorily meet the requirements both to hold a collectors licence as well as meet the necessarys storage requirements was transferred from the Victoria Police to the respective collecting organisations.

    This has meant that prospective members are now required to complete a series of statutory declarations depending on their level of interest in collecting. That is, a person applying for membership is required to provide a statutory declaration, but in addition, new or existing members are required to provide statutory declarations on the occassion of applying for a firearms collectors licence, or a permit to acquire a collector handgun.

    We are appreciative of the fact that such a process can appear both daunting and unnecessary and The Guild continues to have this issue addressed. In the meantime, we offer as much support and information as we can for new members.

    Becoming a member, but not a firearm collector

    Prospective members who wish to join The Guild to benefit from our regular social events, newsletters, quarterly journal and campaigning on issues important to Victorian arms collectors, but who do not wish to collect firearms need to complete only A and B forms.

  • Form A is a Statutory Declaration that includes sections of your history or collecting interests and personal details.

  • Form B is to be completed by two character references, and helps The Guild ensure that we comply to the requirements of the Firearms Act 1996 and its subsequent ammendments.


  • Becoming a member and a collector of firearms

    Prospective members who wish to join The Guild to begin the rewarding pursuit of collecting antique and historic firearms need to complete the Guild's Form E, in addition to Forms A and B.

  • Form E is a Statutory Declaration confirming that members who wish to maintain firearms meet the required storage requirements of the Firearms Act 1996 and its subsequent ammendments.


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