Licence to collect ammunition - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to import, export, sell, purchase, possess, transport or store collectors' ammunition. You may not use the 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 doesn't 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 over 18 years of age
  • be an appropriate person
  • be able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.


One or five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $16.95

Per year. Fees for 2021-22

Application process


You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application for Licence to Collect Ammunition 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.


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

Additional information

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.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Head Office

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Operating address: Level 19
275 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1321
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3199 8023
Website: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (Opens in new window)