Approval to Conduct an Arms Fair - Queensland


You require this approval to conduct an arms fair.

You do not require licensing or registration for antique firearms. However, should you acquire a firearm/weapon you must possess a permit to acquire unless otherwise authorised.

Service type


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


This approval remains in effect for the term stated on the approval.

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Application process

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed "Application for an Approval to conduct an Arms Fair" (Form 15D) to a Queensland Police station. You can obtain copies of this form from the website or from a Queensland Police Station. Please contact Weapons Licensing Branch for further information.

Your application must be lodged at least 28 days prior to the event.


You cannot transfer this approval.

Additional information

You are required to register antique handguns. Refer to section 49(3) of the Weapons Act 1990.

Section 68F of the Weapons Regulation 1996 relates to the Notice of Acquisition of antique handgun for registration:

A person who acquires an antique handgun must, by written notice given within 14 days after acquiring the antique handgun, provide the following information to the Commissioner:

  1. the name and address of the person;
  2. the type, make, calibre, action, magazine capacity and any serial number of the antique handgun;
  3. the place where the antique handgun is generally kept.

Administering agency

Queensland Police Service

Weapons Licensing

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:

Senior Sergeant

Weapons Licensing

Queensland Police Service

Operating address: Floor 7, 46 Charlotte Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 892
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3015 7777
Fax: 07 3015 7788
Website: Queensland Police Service (Opens in new window)