BENDIGO has seen the highest number of illegal weapons handed in since a Victorian amnesty began last month.
Eighty firearms and illegal weapons have been handed in to Bendigo police officers as part of the amnesty.
Other regional areas that have received high surrender figures include Ballarat with 39 weapons, Morwell and Wangaratta with 31 each and Warrnambool with 28.
High-powered rifles were among the items that have been handed in at Warrnambool.
Licensing and Regulation Division Superintendent Russell Barrett said more weapons were still coming in.
"As a community we're getting these weapons off our streets," Supt Barrett said.
"We know they're out there and they shouldn't be whether it's an item that is no longer wanted like an antique firearm or something that has been handmade like an improvised weapon.
"To have 1140 handed in so far (across Victoria) is encouraging.
"It means people are taking up the opportunity to work with us to improve community safety by voluntarily surrendering their unwanted or illegal firearms, knives and any other weapons without fear of prosecution."
This is the first weapons amnesty held since April 2010 and will run until the end of this month.
People are encouraged to ring their local police station before bringing items in and are reminded that weapons must be wrapped in paper, plastic or cloth and transported to in a safe manner.