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Firearms dealer licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to buy, sell or transfer weapons. This licence also allows you to act as a broker, which is an agent between the buyer and the seller.

In order to become a licensed firearms dealer in Queensland, you need to have a very strong understanding of legislation relating to firearms in Queensland.

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 of age
  • reside only in Queensland
  • be a fit and proper person with specific reference to mental state, misuse of drugs and / or firearms and offences involving violence or threatened violence
  • have a registered business providing details of the enterprise (e.g. sole proprietor, partnership or company)
  • provide a company extract detailing office holders of the company
  • provide a business plan including details of intended client / market base
  • a copy of a Statement of Attainment certifying completion of the approved safety course for the categories of weapons applied for
  • have adequate knowledge of safety practices relating to the use and maintenance of weapons for the category of weapons applied for
  • provide understanding of the legislation as it affects a licensed firearms dealer
  • provide details of all dealer's associates
  • have a safe and secure business premises to store the weapons in compliance with Regulations
  • provide written approval from local council authority.

Your business premises and all storage and display facilities must be reasonably secure from unlawful entry and comply with the minimum safety standards as prescribed by the regulations.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Dealer's licence or renewal fee per year:

  • for a licence endorsed with only category A, B, or M weapons - $225.99
  • for a licence endorsed with only category C, D E, H or R weapons - $225.99
  • for any other licence - $451.61.

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $117.61

Fees for 2024-25

General Duplicate Certificate All $44.84

Application for a replacement licence. Fees for 2024-25

Transfer Transfer All $225.99

Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $9.01

Application fee for an endorsement for weapons categories additional to those already endorsed on the licence. Fees for 2024-25

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.