Weapons Licensing overview
Weapons Licensing (WL) is a work unit within the Administration Division of the Queensland Police Service.
WL is responsible for administering all aspects of the Weapons Act 1990, Weapons Regulations 1996 and Weapons Categories Regulations 1997. This includes the issue and renewal of all licences, permits and exemptions, and the maintenance of the Commissioner’s firearms register.
The unit also co-ordinates the Queensland Police Service Firearm Security Inspection and Audit Program which requires the inspection by operational police of the licence holder’s safe storage facilities.
Weapons Licensing is made up of a number of sworn (police officers) and unsworn (administration) members specialising in different areas and is located at 46 Charlotte Street, Brisbane.