Approval to operate a recognised astronomical organisation - Queensland


You will need this approval if you intend to operate as a recognised astronomical organisation (RAO). Once recognised, authorised officers for the astronomical organisation can apply to possess restricted laser pointers. Restricted laser pointers have an output of greater than 1 milliwatt but less than 20 milliwatts.

You can possess or acquire a restricted laser pointers if you have a reasonable excuse, including:

  • being a member of a RAO
  • being personally supervised by a member of a RAO
  • taking part in activities associated with an RAO.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an incorporated organisation
  • have current financial members
  • provide advice to member on laser pointers
  • meet the storage requirements detailed in the regulations
  • undergo background checks to assess your suitability.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

This application attracts no fee.


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.