Welcome to the Weapons Licensing section of the QPS website.
This website section provides information and advice on:
- who can apply for a Weapons Licence and the types of licences
- applying online for a Weapons Licence or Permit to Acquire
- permits to acquire a weapon
- storing or disposing of firearms; and
- weapons licensing fees.
A recent telephone upgrade has caused some technical errors intermittently with phone calls dropping out during the call. This issue is occurring on an irregular basis and is currently being investigated. Should you experience this issue when contacting Weapons Licensing please wait 5 – 10 minutes and call back.
Google Chrome Versions 29, 30 and Firefox Version 25.0
Internet Browser Google Chrome Version 29 and Version 30 as well as Internet Browser Firefox Version 25.0 are currently not supported for the submission of Weapons Applications Online. The problem with using these internet browsers is expected to be resolved by late December 2013. If you are using Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser and are experiencing difficulties with your online application, you are encouraged to use the latest version of another major internet browser eg. Internet Explorer, Safari etc.
Storage - Firearms and Weapons
A person who possesses a firearm must take all reasonable precautions to ensure
a. Its safe storage
b. That it is not stolen or lost
c. That it does not come into the possession of a person who is not authorised to possess a firearm
Late Lodgement of Renewal Applications
If a renewal application is lodged at a Queensland Police Station on or after the expiry date on the licence, the licence cannot be renewed under legislation and it will be treated as a new licence application. You will be required to pay an application fee for a new licence plus the renewal fee for the number of years the licence is to be issued (e.g. Firearms Licence for 5 years will be $88.25 + ($29.15 X 5 years) = $234.00).
If your renewal application is not lodged on time, the licence will be issued on a pro-rata basis taking into account the fees paid at the time of application and the application fee.
Extension of Firearms Licence/s
Effective from 1 July 2013, for those applications lodged on or after this date, legislation has been amended to:
- Extend the term of Category A and B licences from five years to a term of not more than ten years
- Extend the term of a Permit to Acquire from three to six months.
Weapons and Other legislation Amendment Act 2012
These amendments will introduce mandatory minimum periods of imprisonment for certain weapons offences as well as changes to reduce red tape and the regulatory burden associated with legitimate weapons ownership. Many of these changes are effective as at 11 December 2012. Read more to see how these impact you.
Online Applications available now!
Individuals and businesses can now apply online for Weapons Licences and Permits to Acquire (a weapon). Check out the apply online page for hints and tips and the video overview.
Please note: You cannot renew your Weapons Licence online. See the renewals section for information on how to renew your Weapons Licence.
Changes to Forms
In our ongoing commitment towards improving our services to you Weapons Licensing will be introducing online interactive forms. The forms are currently under development and as they are released will be published on our website. What does this mean for you? You will be provided with an option to either type in your details by saving the form to your desktop or you can print and manually complete the form and return it to Weapons Licensing. Please note this is not an online form.
Change your details
Have you changed your contact details, home, postal or weapons storage address? You must notify Weapons Licensing. Use the new online Change in Circumstances form.
Read more about what's new in Weapons Licensing in Queensland.