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 only in Queensland
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have completed an approved safety course in weapons safety for the categories you are applying for
  • have a safe and secure place to store a weapon.

You will need to maintain a genuine reason.


Up to ten 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 $38.85

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

Vary Variation All - You do not need to pay any fees to change conditions on 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.