Weapons Licensing keeps our communities safe, while enabling people with a genuine reason to own and operate a firearm or weapon. Our purpose is to effectively regulate the acquisition, possession, use and disposal of registered firearms and weapons in the interests of community safety.
For more information and other up-to-date information at Weapons Licensing, see the news section. Please do not use general enquiry methods to ask about the status of applications unless there is an urgent need, so our staff can focus on processing and issuing applications.
New licence applications – 7.8 weeks
Permit to acquire applications – 29 days
Any delays or extensions to these time frames may be a result of insufficient information on behalf of the applicant or where the applicant may be requested for further information as identified by the Authorised Officer.
Weapons Licensing will always proceed with the principles of individual and community safety when making decisions on applications.
A Permit to Acquire applied for using a new licence application case reference, in accordance with section 39 of the Weapons Act 1990, requires the determination of the licence before the Permit to Acquire is actioned.
As at 03/10/2023, in Queensland there are –
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