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  • Stab Proof Vest Legitimate Purpose Policy

    Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd have certain requirements under its own legitimate purpose policy.

    A security licence (Australia & New Zealand) automatically passes Tactical Gear legitimate purpose policy requirements.

    To purchase any stab proof product from us you will need to provide evidence that you comply with Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd Legitmate Purpose Policy” to process your orders. If you are unable to comply with this requirement please do not place an order. Eg: Copy of security licence (Front & back)   

    We have provided links or information pertaining to relevant state or territories laws below for your reference so that you can determine correctly the term "ballistic" and "anti-ballistic"

    No Australian state or Territory has a permit, or licensing requirement to buy and wear stab protection vest, or clothing, as they have no ballistic characteristics and are not bulletproof.

    As long as you pass Tactical Gear Distributors legitimate purpose policy, we will sell our stab protection products to you Australia & New Zealand wide. 

    The PPSS stab vests are officially certified against the most realistic threats, such as knives (CAST KR1), spikes (CAST SP1) as well as hypodermic needles and more importantly blunt force and impact (VPAM W5), you can truly depend on them.

    New Zealand customers:  

    There are currently no restrictions for purchase of stab protection vest or clothing products. Purchase online using the measurement guide provided. After purchase please send a copy of your security licence or reason to satisfy Tactical Gear Distributors legitimate purpose policy We require this within 24 hours of ordering, otherwise a full refund will be issued.  Email your licence front and rear to our email: josh@tacticalgeardistributors.com.au

    Australian customers:

    There are currently no restrictions for purchase of stab protection vest or clothing products. Purchase online using the measurement guide provided. After purchase please send a copy of your security licence or reason to satisfy Tactical Gear Distributors legitimate purpose policy. We require this within 24 hours of ordering, otherwise a full refund will be issued. Email your licence front and rear to our email: josh@tacticalgeardistributors.com.au

    If you believe you have a legitimate purpose to purchase PPSS stab vest & clothing please contact us so that we so that we can determine your eligibility. 

    Procurement inquiries:

    Government Departments, Law Enforcement

    Please contact Josh at josh@tacticalgeardistributors.com.au using your company email system.

    Companies:

    Please contact Josh at josh@tacticalgeardistributors.com.au using your company email system.

    A security company management representative can make purchases for there security staff, however the master license holder is responsible to ensure that they comply with Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd purpose policy

    Health sector:

    Please contact us to discuss purchasing for your security or at risk staff.

    Individual Security Officers: 

    Must satisfy Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy

    • Individual: A valid and current security licence.
    • Company: A valid and current firms, masters, business/agent licence. 
    • If you are not prepared to provide your legitimate ID after ordering please do not place an order.

    All other legitimate purpose inquiries

    Please contact Josh at josh@tacticalgeardistributors.com.au using your company email system.

     



    QUEENSLAND

    PPSS Stab vest do not require a permit or license as they have no ballistic characteristics and are not bulletproof.

    For the purchase stab protection vests no licence is required.You must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy.

    Weapons licensing (Qld)

     



    NORTHERN TERRITORY

    PPSS Stab protection vest do not require a permit or license as they have no ballistic characteristics and are not bulletproof.

    You must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy

    PPSS Stab vest can now be purchased in the N.T as they are not anti-ballistic as per the determination in sect 3A of the NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA WEAPONS CONTROL ACT 2001, As in force at 6 March 2021.

    Meaning of body Armour 

    Link



    NEW SOUTH WALES

    PPSS Stab vest do not require a permit or license as they have no ballistic characteristics and are not bulletproof. You must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy

    If you still are unsure please read the law relating to body armour so you can make your own determination.

    Schedule 1 - Prohibited weapons (NSW)

     



    ACT.

    For the purchase of stab protection vests no licence is required. You must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy.

    For your determination
    Schedule 2 
    Prohibited articles

    Link

     



    VICTORIA

    For the purchase of stab protection vests no licence is required. You must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy.

    We interpret the conditions below to be for ballistic, but have provided the information below for your own determinations.

    Conditions for using body armour (Current 2023)

    Only certain licences and permits enable a person to purchase, possess, carry, or use body armour whilst working in the private security industry. Security licence holders with the sub-activities of security guard or bodyguard are covered under a Governor in Council Exemption to use body armour for lawful employment.

    While Licensing and Regulation Division does not need to be notified of your use of body armour when at work, a member of Victoria Police may request persons wearing body armour to demonstrate that the below requirements have been met.

    A person must be able to demonstrate both of the following two requirements in order to work with body armour.

    Requirement 1: Licence/Permit Type

    A person must hold one of the following:

    • an individual operator licence
    • a business licence
    • a temporary visitor permit

    Requirement 2: Activity

    A person's licence or permit must authorise them to perform one of the following:

    • security guard activities
    • bodyguard activities

    Disposing of body armour

    Security guards and bodyguards who once worked lawfully with body armour are covered by a Governor in Council Exemption to sell, display, or advertise for sale their body armour where they no longer possess the licence or permit that entitles them to perform these activities.

    Link

     



    SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    For the purchase stab protection vests no licence is required. You must pass  Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy.

    Body Armour Exemptions:

    • Body Armour – is a protective jacket, vest or other article of apparel designed to resist the penetration of a projectile discharged from a firearm.
    • The Summary Offences Act 1953 prohibits the manufacture, supply, possession and use of body armour, unless an exemption is provided by the Commissioner of Police.
    • To obtain the exemption, complete an RF1662 (application for authority to possess body armour) and provide the required information as listed.

    Link

     



    WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    For the purchase stab protection vests you must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy.

    Written response (In Red) from Licensing Services | Western Australia Police Force below: Received 22/02/2023

    The Criminal Code Act Compilation Act 1913 only makes mention, in section 557I, of the possession of bulletproof clothing being an offence (clothing designed to resist the penetration of bullets or other missiles discharged from firearms).
    It does not make mention that possession of stab proof vests constitutes an offence.

    Therefor purchase of stab proof vest and clothing is legal in W.A.

     



    TASMANIA

    Tasmania firearms division, Tasmania Police clarification received by us in writing on the 23/01/2023. 

    QUOTE "Stab protection vests with no ballistic capacity are not restricted under Tasmanian legislation" (The Police Offences Act 1935) UNQUOTE

    For the purchase stab protection vests no licence is required. You must pass Tactical Gear Distributors Pty Ltd legitimate purpose policy.

    Link

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    Legitimate purpose list is not exhaustive
    , and is for reference only, so please contact us if you believe that you may have a legitimate purpose to purchase our stab proof products.

    Security officers
    Crowd controllers
    Medic working in high risk areas
    Paramedics
    Local law officers
    Doctors working in high risk areas
    Health workers working in high risk areas
    Commercial agents
    Private investigators
    Bodyguards
    Politician
    Defense department personnel 
    Police