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Approved handgun target shooting clubs: reporting requirements

Approved handgun target shooting clubs: reporting requirements

Recently, Victoria Police made the decision to waive all handgun participation requirements for the 2020 calendar year for all affected licence holders. This means that all shoots or matches required to be completed per number of classes of handgun possessed, will be exempt for the 2020 calendar year.

 

As we advised when the announcement was made, approved shooting clubs will still be required to submit an annual report for 2020 within 3 months after the end of the calendar year to the Chief Commissioner of Police in accordance with s.123C of the Firearms Act 1996.

 

While we are conscious that it is unlikely that clubs have been able to conduct their full schedule of shoots in 2020 you will still need to provide the following information in your report:

 

  1. The names of all persons who were, at any time during the year, members of the club
  2. For each member of the club, you must confirm:
    1. Individual memberships
    1. If the club has been nominated as the member’s approved handgun target shooting club.
    2. If the member is a member of any other club approved handgun target shooting club.
    1. Shoots conducted by your club
  1. Details of each approved handgun target shooting match and each handgun target shoot conducted by your club each member competed in.
  2. Details of each handgun used by that member at each such match and shoot.
    1. Shoots the member has participated in outside of Victoria
  1. Each approved handgun target shooting match and each handgun target shoot conducted by any other approved handgun target shooting club that that member competed in and details of each handgun used by that member at each such match and shoot.
  2. Each handgun target shooting match and each handgun target shoot conducted in another State or a Territory or a place outside Australia that that member competed in and details of each handgun used by that member at each such match and shoot.

This information is required to ensure that clubs are compliant with their reporting obligations under the Firearms Act 1996 and for Victoria Police records. The variation of licence conditions means that no licences will be cancelled for failing to meet participation requirements in 2020.

 

Please continue referring to the Victoria Police website – firearms for the most up-to-date information.