Theatrical Ordnance Supplier Licence - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence if you supply, on a temporary basis, blank fire, rendered inoperable or replica weapons used in theatrical, film or television production.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Firearm

means

  1. a gun or other thing ordinarily described as a firearm; or
  2. a thing ordinarily described as a weapon that, if used in the way for which it was designed or adapted, is capable of being aimed at a target and causing death or injury by discharging;
    1. a projectile; or
    2. noxious, corrosive or irritant liquid, powder, gas, chemical or other substance; or
  3. a thing that would be a firearm as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) if it were not temporarily inoperable or incomplete; or
  4. a major component of a firearm; but does not include
  5. an antique firearm, explosive tool, captive bolt humane killer, spear gun, longbow or crossbow; or
  6. a replica of a spear gun, longbow or crossbow; or
  7. a slingshot, shanghai or sword. Example: a replica of a gun capable of causing death or injury by discharging a projectile is a firearm. However, a replica of a gun not capable of causing death or injury by discharging a projectile is not a firearm.
Theatrical ordnance supplier

means a person who, wholly or partly, carries on the business, whether or not for reward or benefit, of supplying on a temporary basis, weapons for use in theatrical, film or television productions, where the supplying involves no change in the ownership of the weapons.

Weapon

means

  1. a firearm; or
  2. another thing prescribed under a regulation to be a weapon or within a category of weapon; or
  3. a thing that would be a weapon mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b), if it were not temporarily inoperable or incomplete.

Eligibility requirements


You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • have adequate knowledge of safety practices relating to the use and maintenance of weapons for the category of weapons applied for by completion of the 30655 Qld Course in Firearms Safety
  • not be disqualified by the Weapons Act from holding a licence
  • be a fit and proper person with specific reference to mental state, misuse of drugs and/or firearms, offences involving violence or threatened violence, and not be subject to an order under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989
  • have storage facilities which comply with Section 30-38 of the Weapon Regulations 1996. The facilities must be approved by an Authorised Officer; Section 30-38 Weapon Regulations 1996
  • have evidence of your involvement in film, television or theatrical production industries; and experience in the use of weapons within this industry
  • have a registered business name
  • obtain local council authority for the premises.

Transferability

You can transfer this licence.

In the case where you sell the business, the licence may be transferred to the new proprietor if they are a fit and proper person and they comply with the appropriate Section of the Act.

The purchaser must be a person to whom the licence would have been issued. All information required for the original application must be submitted.

You can transfer this licence by submitting a completed a Form 4D, Change of Business Particulars - Other Reasons, Application for a Licence, Form 1 Annexure-Other Reason, Firearms List and Proof of Identity Declaration to a Queensland police station. If these forms are not received prior to expiry of the licence, the onus is on you, as the licensee to obtain renewal forms from a Queensland Police station.

You can obtain copies of these forms from the website or from a Queensland Police station. Please contact Weapons Licensing Branch for further information.

If an authorised officer approves the transfer, the purchaser is taken to be the holder of the licence from the time the sale is finalised until the licence is formally transferred or a fresh licence is issued in the purchaser's name for the balance of the original licence's term.

Duration

This licence may remain in effect for a maximum term of five years.

Fees

See weapons licensing fees, forms and FAQs in other resources.

Other resources

Application

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application for a Licence, Form 1 Annexure-Other Reason, Firearms List and Proof of Identity Declaration at a Queensland Police station.

You can obtain copies of these forms from the website or from a Queensland Police station. Please contact Weapons Licensing Branch for further information.

You must also submit all other required information as detailed.

The premises must be inspected by Police prior to approval being issued.

It is highly advisable that the applicant contact the Inspections Team, Weapons Licensing Branch prior to making this application to discuss storage requirements Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers may not claim a restricted Licence under section 30(2) of the Weapons Regulations 1996.


Administering agency

Queensland Police
Weapons Licensing

Act(s) name

Weapons Act 1990 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Weapons Regulation 2016 (Queensland)

Weapons Categories Regulation 1997 (Queensland)

Contact details

Senior Sergeant
Queensland Police
Weapons Licensing

Operating address:
Floor 7, 46 Charlotte Street
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 892
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3015 7777

Fax:

07 3015 7788

Website:

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Supporting information

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