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You have chosen to apply for a New Licence

To assist you in the process, please ensure you read the following carefully before you commence your application for a new weapons licence.

Once you have acknowledged that you have read and fully understand the contents of this page, you will be given a link to commence your application.

To apply for a weapons licence in Queensland you need to:

  1. Meet the personal eligibility requirements
  2. Have a genuine reason to hold a licence
  3. Have access to secure storage facilities
  4. Have completed an approved weapons safety course for the weapon categories to be endorsed on your licence. The Statement of Attainment is to be dated within the previous twelve months from the date you submit the application online.
  5. Be able to supply the supporting documentation relevant to the genuine reason and licence type selected in your application**. To find a form, please visit the Forms Library.
  6. Have access to a digital image of your head and shoulders against a plain background. This image must be of your face looking directly at the camera and is to be of passport quality so it may be printed on your licence card if your application is successful.
  7. Be able to pay the required fees
  8. Be able to attend a Queensland Police Station with 100 points of identification once your application is at the final stages of assessment. All applicants will be notified by their preferred method of contact nominated in their application.

** The supporting documentation you need to supply with your application will depend on the reason you are applying for a licence (your genuine reason) and the licence type you are applying for.

Select from the drop-down menus below to find out what documents you are required to supply with your application. Your supporting documents should be saved as PDF, TIFF, JPEG or GIF files and no larger than 2MB per file. Your licence photo can be saved as any valid image format. For further information visit our Hints and Tips page.

* Are you applying for an Individual or Business Licence?

To make sure that your application is assessed as quickly as possible it is important that the information you supply to us is correct and complete, and that your supporting documentation is uploaded to your application or forwarded to Weapons Licensing within 28 days from submitting the online application. You are strongly encouraged to contact your local club or dealer about assisting you to complete your licence application, and to ensure the required documentation is submitted. If your application does not meet our requirements it could be refused or there could be substantial delays while we seek further information from you.

If you need assistance at anytime to complete a question while you are applying, click on the HELP button at the bottom left of the online form or if you haven't used this service before you will find it helpful to read our FAQs, Hints and Tips and watch our Instructional Video.

Please be advised that this online service can only be used for the purpose of applying for a NEW licence. If you are an existing Weapons Licence holder you can use the online forms to apply for an additional type of Weapons Licence otherwise, if you want to renew your Weapons Licence please see the renewals section for information on how to do this.

Once you are ready to commence your application please agree to the following statement by selecting the check box.

I acknowledge I have read and fully understand the contents of this page and the requirements needed to apply for a weapons licence online.

Last updated September 2015