​​Safety and Storage Requirements for Weapons

The preferred method of storage for visitors to Queensland is in the secure storage facilities of a licensed firearms dealer or armourer or another licensed person. 

If this is not possible, or it is unreasonable, section 95 of the Weapons Regulation 2016 stipulates the following conditions for storage:

Whilst not in the person's physical possession, weapons must be stored in a securely closed container with the bolt removed or a trigger lock fitted or in a locked container.

The container must be stored:

  • out of sight in a locked room; or
  • locked in the boot of a vehicle; or
  • if the vehicle does not have a boot, locked in the vehicle out of sight.

Weapons must be kept unloaded at all times unless the weapon is being used. For example, the weapon must be unloaded whilst the weapon is being transported to a range and whilst at a range when not involved in actual competition, for example, taking a lunch break.

For further information, refer to storage away from a secure storage facility and storage in or on vehicles.

Safety and Storage Requirements for Ammunition

If you bring you own ​​​ ammunition into Queensland you must ensure you fulfil the requirements contained in the Explosives Act 1999 and the Explosives Regulation 2003. ​