Firearm collector's licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to collect a firearm or weapon with an obvious and significant commemorative, historic, thematic or investment value. There are two categories of licence:

  • Weapons - for a person who intends to collect firearms and weapons.
  • Heirloom - for a person who has been handed down a single weapon as part of a will.

All weapons under this licence must be temporarily or permanently inoperable and must not be discharged.

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 at least 18 years old
  • complete the approved weapons safety course
  • be a fit and proper person with specific reference to mental state, misuse of drugs, firearm offences involving violence or threatened violence
  • have a genuine reason to engage in the collection and preservation or study of weapons
  • have a safe and secure place to store the weapon/s.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $117.61

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $17.86

Licence or renewal fee per year. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $44.84

Application for a replacement licence. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $9.01

Application fee for an endorsement for weapons categories additional to those already endorsed on the licence. Fees for 2023-24


You cannot transfer this licence

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.