How to import and own a sword in Victoria, Australia

This article is an update of
http://www.stephenhucker.com/2006/04/09/sword-ownership-in-australia/

Summary

To import and legally own a sword in Victoria Australia the cheapest and easiest way is:

1. Join the AUSTRALASIAN KNIFE COLLECTORS (AKC)
2. When importing the sword into Australia tell Customs you are a member of the Australasian Knife Collectors club. Customs will let the sword through as long as you have an exemption with the Victorian Police. Being a member of the club is a valid exemption.
3. Check out the storage requirements for swords. Make sure you comply with them.
4. Thank the Victorian government for protecting the public from the likes of you
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