Handcuffs may fall under restricted items and/or prohibited weapons depending on your country or state of origin, you may as a customer or purchaser of our products, be required to provide evidence of permit or licence to complete your order.  in some circumstances we may not be able to fulfil your order until we have verified your permit/licence to acquire a restricted item under your local legal requirements. For further information please consult your local controlled and prohibited goods lists with a local authority. For further information please consult your local controlled and prohibited goods lists with a local authority. This information may be updated periodically.

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AUSTRALIA

QUEENSLAND
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 carrying 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 permits@s-10security.com complete all sales orders for handcuffs in Queensland.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES
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 permits@s-10security.com to complete all sales orders for handcuffs in New South Wales.

 

VICTORIA
The Control of Weapons Act 1990 divides non-firearm weapons into three basic categories; prohibited weapons, controlled weapons and dangerous articles. As batons and body armour fall within the scope of this Act, and handcuffs restrict a person’s freedom of movement, you may purchase, possess, carry, or use these articles whilst working in the private security industry only under certain conditions.

For the conditions for using handcuffs. You will be in breach of your licence if you fail to meet these conditions and may be subject to a disciplinary inquiry and/or have your licence cancelled.

Mutual recognition

If you wish to work in Victoria with batons or handcuffs but hold an interstate security licence, you will need to provide your Victorian employer with evidence that you have completed training in batons and handcuffs. They may then authorise you to use these items on the job.

If you cannot demonstrate that you have completed the training in your home state, you will need to complete units CPPSEC3014A (batons) and/or CPPSEC3015A (handcuffs) with an approved Victorian Registered Training Organisation.

Transitional provisions

At the time of renewal, all Victorian private security licence holders will have the following generic condition added to their licence:

Individual Licences: The licence holder is not permitted to carry or use security equipment, being a baton and/or handcuffs, unless the licence holder has the approval of the licence holder’s employer and has undertaken training relevant to that security equipment from an approved security training organisation.

Business Licences: The licence holder must not permit any employee to carry or use security equipment, being a baton and/or handcuffs, unless the employee has the approval of the licence holder and the employee has undertaken training relevant to that security equipment from an approved security training organisation.’

While LRD does not need to be notified of completed training or permission to use a baton or handcuffs, a member of Victoria Police may request persons working with these items to demonstrate that the above requirements have been met.

Requirements to purchase: Copy of a valid prohibited weapons permit for the category of item being purchased must be sent through to permits@s-10security.com to complete all sales orders for handcuffs in Victoria.

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Available for purchase to all enforcement categories 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 permits@s-10security.com to complete all sales orders for handcuffs in Western Australia.

 

TASMANIA
Handcuff endorsement:
To carry 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) 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 permits@s-10security.com to complete all sales orders for batons and/or handcuffs in Tasmania.

 

ICELAND

PROHIBITED ITEMS

In Iceland, the following articles are prohibited for importation under any circumstances:

  • Weapons such as daggers, switchblade knives, brass knuckles, crossbows and handcuffs

ASIA / CHINA

Controlled goods require proper authorisation (advance notification, licence or certificate approval) from Competent Authorities (CAs) before they may be imported into Singapore. You may view the list of controlled goods here.