You require this licence if you possess a weapon or weapons whilst performing the duties of a security guard as an employee of a licensed security organisation or as a self-employed security guard.
As the licensee you can ONLY carry a weapon whilst performing security duties of a nature that necessitate or warrant the carriage of such a weapon and, especially where a shot-gun is concerned, having regard to the type of security service being provided and the degree of alarm the presence of the weapon will cause to any person.
As the licensee you are NOT to carry a weapon whilst performing private inquiry work, service process, crowd control, debt collection or door person duties.
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.