As a member of the School of Historical Fencing you are allowed to possess swords under the conditions of the exemption provided by the schools affiliation with Western Martial Academies of Australia.
Those conditions are:
1) You provide the school with a statutory declaration that you do not fit the criteria of a Prohibited person.
a) Stat Dec form – http://tinyurl.com/ocwuhug
b) List of Authorised Witnesses – http://tinyurl.com/q69gkz2
c) Definition of Prohibited Person – http://tinyurl.com/qg7u4th
2) You provide the school with the address at which you will be storing your swords
3) other conditions relating to storage and use of swords as set out in the Control of Weapons Act 1990, Exemption to Possess Swords – Martial Arts Order in Council: www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2014/GG2014G023.pdf#page=91