Populous place

It is an offence in Victoria to use or carry a loaded firearm in a town, populous place or on any thoroughfare or place open to or used by the public for passage with vehicles unless you have the written approval of Victoria Police to do so (i.e. a permit) or you are exempted or licensed to do so under legislation (for example, certain wildlife officers, members of Victoria Police, security guards etc).

Most hunters understand what a town and thoroughfare is, but are not quite sure what constitutes a populace place.

For a definition of all these terms please visit the Victoria Police Populous Places webpage.