Licence to collect ammunition - Queensland


You will need this licence to import, export, sell, purchase, possess, transport or store collectors' ammunition. Collectors' ammunition means ammunition that is not for use and can include:

  • small arms ammunition, except where the projectile is filled with a high explosive charge or fitted with a live fuse
  • other ammunition that does not contain explosives.

On the request of an explosives inspector, you must demonstrate that the collectors' ammunition is free of explosive material, to that inspector's reasonable satisfaction. This may be achieved by a certificate from a competent person stating the items are cleared of explosive content.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be an appropriate person
  • be able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.

You must keep a record of the items and ensure that no unauthorised person can access the collectors' ammunition.

Authorised collectors may sell collectors' ammunition only to another authorised ammunition collector.


One or five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $17.97

Per year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $89.85

Per five years. Fees for 2023-24

Application process


You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed application form attached to the nearest explosives regional office.

This licence may be applied for by a person, which is defined as an individual or corporation.

If an individual is a person having an interest in a corporation and the corporation is the separate legal entity responsible for the intended explosives operations and activities, the individual must apply using the corporate licence application form.

Transfer process


Approval to transfer this licence is considered on a case by case basis.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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