Security licence (organisation) - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a security organisation which employs security guards who are required to possess weapons whilst performing their duties.

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 old
  • reside only in Queensland
  • 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
  • have a registered business providing details of the enterprise (e.g. sole proprietor, partnership or company)provide a company extract detailing office holders of the company
  • provide a business plan
  • provide a Security firm licence issued through Office of Fair Trading under the Security Providers Act 1993
  • have a genuine reason for needing a weapons licence
  • provide verification of a need for applicant to provide an armed service by supply letters from potential clients
  • a copy of a Statement of Attainment certifying completion of the approved safety course for the categories of weapons applied for
  • have a safe and secure place to store weapon(s) in compliance with Regulations
  • provide standard operating procedures: procedures for employees for the safe carriage of firearms in the course of their occupation
  • have written approval from local council authority.


Up to one year


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 $451.61

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

Transfer Transfer All $225.99

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

Transfer process


You can transfer this licence. In the case where you sell the business, the licence may be transferred to the new proprietor if they are a fit and proper person and they comply with the appropriate section of the Act. The purchaser must be a person to whom the licence would have been issued. All information required for the original application must be submitted.

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.