Firearm's Licence - Queensland


You require this licence to possess and/or use any Category A, B, C or D weapon for sports/target shooting, recreational shooting or occupational requirement including rural purposes.

The issue of Category C firearms licences is restricted to clay target club members who have a physical need for the type of firearm or where a member has held a current licence in another state for this purpose.

  • Cat C for occupational fishermen
  • Cat C for occupational on a rural property.

The issue of Category D firearms licences is restricted to occupational culling of animals.

You must lodge the application for renewal at a Queensland Police station at least the day before the expiry date of the licence.

You do this by submitting a completed Form 6A - 'Application for Renewal of Licence' to a Queensland Police station.

You can obtain copies of this form from the website or from a Queensland Police station. Please contact Weapons Licensing Branch for further information.

Your application must be received before the day the licence expires.

Application forms for renewal will be posted to you from the Weapons Licensing Branch, Queensland Police Service. If you do not receive the forms prior to expiry of the licence, the onus is on you, the licensee, to obtain renewal forms from a Queensland Police station or from the website.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • have attained at least 18 years of age;
  • have adequate knowledge of safety practices relating to the use and maintenance of weapons for the category of weapon/s applied for by completion of the 30655QLD course in firearms safety;
  • not be disqualified by the Weapons Act from holding a licence;
  • 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, and not subject to an order under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989.


This licence remains in effect for a maximum of five years.


See weapons licensing fees, forms and FAQs in Other resources.

Other resources

Application process

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application for a Licence, Firearms List, Form 1 Annexure that pertains to your specific genuine reason and a form 30 Proof of Identity Declaration at a Queensland Police station.

You can obtain copies of these forms from the website or from a Queensland Police Station. Please contact Weapons Licensing Branch for further information.

You must also submit all other required information as detailed:

  • your Queensland driver's licence or, if you do not have a Queensland driver's licence, another acceptable form of photographic identification for proof of identity, date of birth and residency;
  • your completed Safety course certificate;
  • proof or your genuine reason for possessing a licence, i.e. club membership, written permission of landowner, etc.


You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional information

The licence cannot be issued to you until at least 28 days after the application if you do not hold a licence of another class.

You can only sell a rifle or shotgun to a licence holder issued with a permit to acquire or a licensed dealer.

A person who is over 11 years of age and under 18 years of age wishing to use weapons at an approved club in the sport of target shooting or primary production use, should apply for a 'Minor's Licence' at a local police station.

Administering agency

Queensland Police Service

Weapons Licensing

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Senior Sergeant

Weapons Licensing

Queensland Police Service

Operating address: Floor 7, 46 Charlotte Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 892
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3015 7777
Fax: 07 3015 7788
Website: Queensland Police Service (Opens in new window)