THE VICTORIAN FIREARM REGISTRY has chosen to link the issuing of infringement notices for non-firearm related matters to firearm licences, with the result that they have threatened firearm licence suspensions for unrelated matters. 

Matters such as copping speeding fines.

The easiest way to avoid the fine is to back off on the accelerator.

However, if you do happen to get pinged, then then you should always seek an internal review of the fine. In Victoria, that is easy to do. 

Joseph’s infringement notice

JOSEPH is a member of the NSC.   In March, he copped a $232.80 fine for doing 64 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. 

Joseph came to us because he was worried that the infringement notice could impact on his firearms licence. 

He had good reason to, because last year, the Victorian registry started suspended firearms licences and threatened cancellation when some shooters inadvertently breached COVID rules. 

On our advice, Joseph sought an internal review – and the outcome is that the infringement notice has been withdrawn and replaced by an official warning. 

In Victoria, you are entitled to one official warning every 2 years if you have not received any other fines.  This only applies to low level speeding offences.

Fine withdrawn. Guns are safe.

The great news is that Joseph’s fine has been withdrawn and he now has an official warning.  This means nothing should happen with his guns.

He also saved over $230 – which he promptly donated to the NSC with a bit on top ($240).

Thank you Joseph!  This goes straight to helping other shooters.

4 thoughts on “Keep your driver’s licence. Keep your guns.

  1. Leo Hatzigiannis says:

    Hi i have been booked for speed only I wasn’t speeding as said but police officer and if the booking goes threw i will be facing previous changes as i was put on a good behaviour bond and ifci beach itci could face lost of both licences as Drivers licence and shooting licence i beed help can you please help me cheers Leo

  2. David Barton says:

    Hi, Can you provide a reference to the legislation that says “In Victoria, you are entitled to one official warning every 2 years if you have not received any other fines. This only applies to low level speeding offences.”? Thanks. Keep up your great work!

  3. Mike+Adler says:

    Yet another example of the totalitarian regime we live under. But you are correct “The easiest way to avoid the fine is to back off on the accelerator”. Some of the trouble comes to poorly signed roads or those with regular & ridiculous speed limit changes eg: 30kph limits in places like Brunswick. Sure, there are usually plenty of signs there warning us, in among the 20 or so other signs you have to concentrate on when entering a street. If LAFOs are a problem we’d all know about it. I’ve slipped up a few times in regards to speed limits, but it’s not blatant disregard for the road rules – we all make mistakes now and again. Most people know it’s ‘revenue raising’ with very little emphasis on ‘public safety’ that is the priority here. Considering how much money Andrews has blown in recent times destroying businesses, Victoria’s economic bottom line and ultimately REAL LIVES they’re now doing whatever they can to recoup some of the financial losses generations to come have now been gifted with! It’s not so much the points I care about, I just hate giving this Government (or any) a cent more than they’ve already leeched off me!

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