Sword Exemption Status

Scholar Victoria Free Fencers are associated with the Western Martial Academies of Australia (WMAA) and as such are exempted from certain prohibitions on sword ownership.

This means our members can own swords for training purposes, and use them in class and at training events and tournaments.  As a member of Scholar Victoria there are a number of conditions you must adhere to in order to retain your exemption status:

1) You must not fit the criteria of a Prohibited Person under Victorian Law with respect to sword ownership.

2) You must provide Scholar Victoria with your legal name, and the address at which you will be storing your swords.

3) Swords and other weapons must be stored and used in accordance with the relevant legislation set out in the Control of Weapons Act and related laws.

4) If at any time you change your address or become a Prohibited Person you must notify Scholar Victoria immediately.

The full terms of the Control of Weapons legislation was, at the time of publication of this website, available here:

Victorian Sword Ownership

Prohibited Person – Definition

For any modifications or updates to this legislation we advise searching here, or seeking legal advice.