Firearms licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to possess and / or use single shot or manual repeating rifles and shotguns for sports / target shooting, recreational shooting or occupational requirements including rural purposes. You may be able to possess a semi-automatic rifle or shotgun under this licence, but you must have a special justification to possess these more powerful weapons.

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 11 years old (if you are aged between 11 and 17 you can apply for a minor's licence)
  • have a genuine reason for needing a weapons licence
  • reside in Queensland
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have completed an approved safety course in weapons safety
  • have a safe and secure place to store a weapon.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $36.65

Firearms licence. Fees for 2021-22


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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Weapons Licensing

Queensland Police Service

Mailing address: GPO Box 892
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3015 7777
Contact us website: Weapons Licensing Question (Enquiry) Form (Opens in new window)