As an overview, to apply for a Weapons Licence in Queensland you need to:
- meet the personal eligibility requirements
- have a genuine reason to hold a licence (select from the licences below for more information)
- have access to secure storage facilities; and
- have completed an approved firearms safety course
You can now apply online for a Weapons Licence, submit all the documents and pay using credit/debit Mastercard or Visa.
The documentation you need to supply will depend on the type of licence you are applying for.
You can still apply for a licence using a paper application form. You will need to submit it along with the required documentation and payment at a police station.
Once you have a Weapons Licence or have applied for a Weapons Licence you can then apply for a Permit to Acquire a weapon.
required to carry on a business for storage, manufacture, modification or repair of weapons.
authorises the licensee to possess weapons for the purpose stated on the licence.
issued for the use of blank-fire firearms for theatre or sporting events.
issued to individuals from the ages of 11-17 (inclusive).
allows the collection of temporarily or permanently inoperable weapons of a variety of categories.
issued for the use of Category E weapons (Body Armour) and Category M weapons (e.g. crossbows).
issued for the use of Category H weapons (handguns) for Sports or Target shooting, Primary production and some other occupational reasons.
this licence is required to provide armed security services.
for carrying on a business involving the acquisition or disposal of weapons.
this licence relates to persons or businesses seeking to provide services by licensed employees.
this licence allows the use of Category A & B weapons most commonly for Recreational shooting, Sports or Target shooting, Primary production and other occupational purposes. Category C & D weapons are also permitted on this licence for some genuine reasons.
Theatrical Ordnance Supplier
may be issued to an individual or business that supplies weapons, on a temporary basis, for use in theatrical, film or television productions.
can be issued to individuals who deliver firearms training for a Registered Training Organisation.
for people visiting Queensland temporarily.