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.

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
  • have completed an approved safety course in weapons safety
  • have a safe and secure business premises to store the weapons.


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 - $218.53
  • for a licence endorsed with only category C, D E, H or R weapons - $218.53
  • for any other licence - $436.70

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $113.72

Fees for 2022-23

General Duplicate Certificate All $43.36

Fees for 2022-23

Transfer Transfer All $218.53

Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All $8.71

Application fee for an endorsement for weapons additional to those already endorsed on the licence. Fees for 2022-23

Application process


You must also provide:

  • written advice of the security precautions to be taken to ensure the safekeeping of all weapons
  • a copy of your business plan (you only need to include the pages related to addressing risk, police contact, firearm use and community safety)
  • business registration certificate
  • details of all dealers associates
  • a supporting letter that demonstrates that you understand the legislation, details of the intended client and details of where you intend to carry out work
  • enterprise type details
  • written approval from the council certifying the intended local land use for the business is in compliance with the local by-laws.

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.