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LAWGEAR is Australia's leading supplier of tactical Batons & Handcuffs. Looking to buy a ASP friction loc baton, chained or hinged handcuffs then look no further we are sure to fulfill your departmental or individual need with leading brands.

**Please Read** something you should know before purchasing batons and handcuffs from this site. In most states of Australia batons, handcuffs, training guns and body armour are classified as prohibited weapons.

However under certain individual state laws depending on where you live in Australia batons, handcuffs and training guns may be classified as controlled or restricted weapons.

Due to current legislation and company policy LAWGEAR will only sell batons, handcuffs, training guns and body armour to authorised departments and industry licence holders listed below. 

  • Government departments
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Security officers
  • Corrections officers
  • Defence personnel
  • Local laws officers  

To purchase any prohibited controlled or restricted items from within our store. LAWGEAR will require accompanied identification and or documentation to process all orders. Failure to comply with such request will result in your order being delayed or automatically cancelled after 14 days from date of order.

**Please Note** Any purchases made for prohibited controlled or restricted items where the relevant documentation cannot be provided will incur a $20.00 administration fee that will be deducted and non-refundable from the original purchase price.

Please refer to your local Police or Weapons Licensing branch in your respective state before purchasing. Alternately you may also email sales@lawgear.com.au to check eligibility before ordering. Alternatly you may view respective Australian state requirements listed below.

If you believe that you have the correct identification and or documentation and wish to make a purchase.

Please fax your request through to us on (07) 4151 7518 Alternately you may email your documentation details to sales@lawgear.com.au upon purchase, a customer service representative will get back to you in a timely manner.

Government Departments, Law Enforcement

  • Please enquire using your government email system.

Security Officers

  • Individual: valid security licence.
  • Company: valid firms, masters, business/agent licence. 
  • If you currently reside in Australia dependent on what state you reside in you may need to provide additional documentation. Please refer to your local Police or Weapons Licensing branch in your respective state before purchasing. Alternatly you may view respective Australian state requirements listed below.

Corrections, Defence or Local Laws Personnel

  • Individual: A governor in council exemption order, chief commissioner approval or a prohibited weapons permit.
  • If you currently reside in Australia dependent on what state you reside in you may need to provide additional documentation. Please refer to your local Police or Weapons Licensing branch in your respective state before purchasing. Alternatly you may view respective Australian state requirements listed below.

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QUEENSLAND

Sale of - Extendable, telescopic, fixed batons or police nightstick.

Classified as restricted items under the Weapons Act 1990 Section 67 of the Act - A person must not, without reasonable excuse, possess or acquire a restricted item.

Purchaser should undertake an approved training course (control persons using batons and handcuffs), should also obtain permission from their employer before carring batons during their course of employment duties.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in Queensland.

Sale of - Handcuffs or other similar restraints.

Classified as restricted items under the Weapons Act 1990 Section 67 of the Act - A person must not, without reasonable excuse, possess or acquire a restricted item.

Purchaser should undertake an approved training course (control persons using batons and handcuffs), should also obtain permission from their employer before carring handcuffs during their course of employment duties.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for handcuffs in Queensland.

Sale of - Training guns.

For category A, B, C and H non-firing replica weapons no licence is required. Must have a lawful purpose.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in Queensland.

Sale of - Body armour.

A bulletproof vest or protective body vest or body armour designed to prevent the penetration of small arms projectiles is a category E weapon. Means an article designed for anti-ballistic purposes that is designed to be worn on a part of the body; and does not include a helmet, or other article, designed for sight or hearing protection.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for anti-ballistic body armour in Queensland.

Sale of - Body armour stab resistant vest.

For the purchase of body armour stab resistant vests no licence is required. Must have a lawful purpose.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour stab resistant vests in Queensland.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

Sale of - Extendable, telescopic, fixed batons or police nightstick.

Classified as Prohibited Weapons under the Weapons Control Act Regulations Schedule 2.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in Northern Territory.

Sale of - Training guns.

Classified as Prohibited Weapons under the Weapons Control Act Regulations Schedule 2.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in Northern Territory.

Sale of - Body armour.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour vests in Northern Territory.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

Sale of - Extendable, telescopic, fixed batons or police nightstick.

Classified as prohibited weapon under the Weapons Prohibited Regulation 2009

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in New South Wales.

Sale of - Handcuffs or other similar restraints.

Classified as prohibited weapon under the Weapons Prohibited Regulation 2009

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for handcuffs in New South Wales.

Sale of - Training guns.

An imitation firearm is defined in section 4D of the Act as an object that, regardless of its colour, weight or composition or the presence or absence of any moveable parts, substantially duplicates in appearance a firearm but that is not a firearm. An imitation firearm does not include anything that is produced and identified as a children's toy.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in New South Wales.

Sale of - Body armour vest.

Body armour vests (or other similar article) designed for anti-ballistic purposes or similar purposes (such as protection against electroshock or conducted energy devices) and to be worn on (or to cover) any part of the body, but not including helmets or anti-ballistic articles used to protect the eyes or ears.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour vests in New South Wales.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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ACT

Sale of - Extendable, telescopic, fixed batons or police nightstick.

Classified as prohibited weapon under the Prohibited Weapons Act 1996

An extendable or telescopic baton, made or modified so that the length of the baton extends by gravity; or centrifugal force; or pressure applied to a button, spring or device in or attached to the handle of the baton.

A side-handled baton or other similar device that, consists of a baton, staff or rod; and is made of a hard substance; and has fitted to 1 side a handle (whether or not permanently fixed).

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in Australian Capital Territory. 

Sale of - Training guns.

Imitation firearm (A) means something that, regardless of its colour, weight or composition or the presence or absence of any moveable parts, substantially duplicates in appearance a firearm but is not a firearm; and (B) includes something that the registrar declares to be an imitation firearm under section 31.

An imitation firearm that is an imitation of a pistol is taken to be a pistol; and an imitation firearm that is an imitation of a prohibited firearm is taken to be a prohibited firearm.   

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in Australian Capital Territory.

Sale of - Soft body armour.

Classified as prohibited weapon under the Prohibited Weapons Act 1996

Prohibited articles (1) an article commonly known as soft body armour.(2) a modified article of clothing, accessory or adornment a purpose of which is to disguise or conceal a weapon.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for soft body armour in Australian Capital Territory.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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VICTORIA

Sale of - Extendable, telescopic, fixed batons or police nightstick.

The Control of Weapons Act 1990 divides non-firearm weapons into three basic categories; prohibited weapons, controlled weapons and dangerous articles. Only certain licences and permits enable a person to purchase, possess, carry or use batons whilst working in the private security industry.

A person must be able to demonstrate all of the following four requirements in order to work with batons.

Requirement 1: Licence/Permit Type A person must hold (1A) an individual operator licence or (1B) A business licence or (1C) a temporary visitor permit.

Requirement 2: Activity A person's licence or permit must authorise them to perform one of the following. (2A) Crowd controller or (2B) Security guard activities or (2C) Bodyguard activities. 

Requirement 3: Training (3A) The individual licence or permit holder must also have completed the unit of competency 'Control Persons Using Baton' (CPPSEC3014A).

Requirement 4: Permission from your employer (4A) The individual licence or permit holder must receive written approval from their employer before they can purchase, posses, carry, or use a baton as part of their job.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid individual operator or business licence, copy of competency 'Control Persons Using Baton' (CPPSEC3014A) and a written approval letter from your employer must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in Victoria.

Sale of - Handcuffs or other similar restraints.

A person must be able to demonstrate both of the following two requirements in order to lawfully use handcuffs when working in the private security industry.

Requirement 1: Training (1A) The individual licence or permit holder must have completed the unit of competency 'Restrain Persons Using Handcuffs' (CPPSEC3015A).

Requirement 2: Permission from your employer (2A) The individual licence or permit holder must receive written approval from their employer before they can use handcuffs as part of their job.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid individual operator or business licence, copy of competency 'Restrain Persons Using Handcuffs' (CPPSEC3015A) must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for handcuffs in Victoria.

Sale of - Training guns.

Licensing and Regulation Division considers training guns to be exempt from regulation in Victoria. Therefore, a person wanting to purchase a training gun can do so without a licence, permit or approval as long as they have a lawful purpose.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in Victoria.

Sale of - Body armour.

Body armour is a garment or item that is designed, intended or adapted for the purpose of protecting the body from the effects of a weapon, including a firearm; or that is prescribed by the regulations to be body armour.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour in Victoria.

Sale of - Body armour stab resistant vest.

For the purchase of body armour stab resistant vests no licence is required. Must have a lawful purpose.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour stab resistant vests in Victoria.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Sale of - Extendable batons

A licensed security agent who holds an H6 firearms licence and carries on the business of guarding property is exempt from the offence of possession and use of an extendable baton only under certain governed requirements.

The exemption under the act allows for the business owner or individual to make a purchase of batons, only security agents who hold a H6 firearms licence may purchase, possess and use batons during the course of there duties. 

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid security business/agent licence, copy of a valid individual security licence and a copy of a valid H6 firearms licence, copy of competency use of batons must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in South Australia. 

Sale of - Training guns.

The Act and Regulations expressly exclude a number of items from being regulated imitation firearms. Moulded imitation firearms (training guns) items resembling a firearm which do not contain a receiver or a mechanism which imitates the loading mechanism or firing mechanism of a firearm are considered to be exempt from regulation in South Australia.

Therefore, a person wanting to purchase a training gun can do so without a licence, permit or approval as long as they have a lawful purpose.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in South Australia.

Sale of - Body armour.

Body armour means a protective jacket, vest or other article of apparel designed to resist the penetration of a projectile discharged from a firearm.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour in South Australia.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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WESTERN AUSTRAILA

Sale of - Extendable, telescopic, fixed batons or police nightstick.

Section 26 of the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act provides for a security officer's licence to be endorsed to permit the carriage of a baton while engaged in activities authorised by the licence.

Security Officers may be approved to carry batons only when endorsed to do so. Without a specific licence endorsement, no weapons are to be carried by a Security Officer while he or she is performing licensed activities.

Purchaser must complete baton training (control person using baton) with an approved registered training provider and obtain a baton certificate before applying for a baton endorsement.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security agent license or security training organisation licence. A copy of baton endorsement must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons in Western Australia.

Sale of - Handcuffs or other similar restraints.

Available for purchase to all persons mentioned below.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for handcuffs in Western Australia.

Sale of - Training guns.

A permit or licence is not required in Western Australia to possess an imitation firearm, just a lawful reason and purpose, classified as a controlled weapon within the weapons regulations 1999, schedule 2.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in Western Australia.

Sale of - Body armour.

Ballistic resistant protective clothing is controlled under Section 557 I of the Western Australia Criminal Code.

In this section of the Act: Bulletproof clothing means a protective jacket, vest, or other article of clothing, designed to resist the penetration of bullets or other missiles discharged from firearms.

The Commissioner, by a written permit, may permit a person or a class of persons to possess bulletproof clothing on any conditions (to be specified in the permit) that the Commissioner thinks fit.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid Commissioners permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for anti-ballistic body armour in Western Australia.

Sale of - Body armour stab resistant vest.

For the purchase of body armour stab resistant vests no licence is required. Must have a lawful purpose.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of valid security, police, corrections, military, or local laws officer license, security firm license or security training organisation licence, martial arts academy accreditation must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour stab resistant vests in Western Australia.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

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TASMANIA

Sale of - Batons, Handcuffs or other similar restraints.

Baton handcuff endorsement: To carry a baton and/or handcuffs you must have a full licence (not provisional) with security general guarding, security guarding with dog or security guarding with firearm activity added to the licence.

To apply to have the endorsement added to your current licence you need to complete an Application to amend registered details (employee or agent individual) form (pdf, 186.6 KB);

Complete the baton training course units. The course units will need to be completed each year to continue to hold the endorsement.

You must supply a letter from the Firearms Service, Tasmania Police advising you are exempt under Section 15c(1) of the Police Offences Act 1935. Contact Tasmania Police at:

Firearms Services
Tasmania Police
GPO Box 308
Hobart 7001
Ph: 03 6173 2720

Email: firearms.services@police.tas.gov.au

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid licence with endorsement must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for batons and/or handcuffs in Tasmania.

Sale of - Training guns.

An imitation firearm is defined under the Act as an article of any material or colour that is a copy or reproduction of a firearm or has the appearance of a firearm and could reasonably be mistaken for a firearm.

It is the size and features of the item which make it an imitation, not the colour. If it is clearly a toy it is not an imitation firearm.  If it could reasonably be taken to be a firearm then it is an imitation firearm.

You must be the holder of a firearms licence to possess an imitation firearm (other than a toy).  The only ‘genuine reason’ to possess imitation (or replica) firearms is collection. You must have the licence of the appropriate category for the type of imitation firearm you wish to possess.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for training guns in Tasmania.

Sale of - Body armour.

A person must not manufacture, distribute, supply, sell or possess body armour unless he or she holds a permit from the Commissioner to do so.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to complete all sales purchases for body armour in Tasmania.

Government departments: Please enquire using your government email system.

 


 

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