Visitor's licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you are a visitor from overseas and you intend to possess or use weapons in Queensland. This licence will generally only allow you to compete in a competitive sport shooting event or attend a hunting tour.

You must also apply for an import permit before you bring weapons into Queensland to use.

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:

  • hold a relevant licence in another state or country
  • have a genuine reason for using a weapon in Queensland - can be competition target shooting or hunting / safari
  • have planned out an itinerary and locations to be visited while in Queensland
  • have adequate storage arrangements in place for firearms and ammunition while in Queensland.


Up to three months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $53.25

Fees for 2021-22


Approval time

You must submit this application at least 42 days prior to visiting Queensland.


You cannot transfer this 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.

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)