​​​​​​​To apply for a Permit to Acquire a weapon, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • hold a Queensland Weapons Licence or have applied for a licence (your PTA cannot be issued until your licence has been issued). If you have applied for a licence you must quote your application reference number. You cannot acquire a weapon to a Minor's Licence or to a Security Guard (Employee) Licence.
  • have the category of weapon you wish to acquire endorsed on your weapons licence; and
  • have access to secure storage facilities.

If you are eligible, you can now apply online for a Permit to Acquire - use your Weapons Licence number or your application reference number.


In certain instances, you may not require a Permit to Acquire a firearm. This is the case if you are wanting to acquire: