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Not every Australian citizen can purchase body armour.

Ballistic body armour is classed as a category E firearm under the Australian Firearms Act.

Anyone can apply for a permit, but generally only applicants who are members of a police service or the security industry are accepted. Australians wishing to use body armour domestically (within Australia) will need to apply through the appropriate departments, listed below: