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 Description
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Dealer's licence:

  • for a licence endorsed with only category A, B, or M weapons - $213.20
  • for a licence endorsed with only category C, D E, H or R weapons - $213.20
  • for any other licence - $426.05.

Fees for 2021-22

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.

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)