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 provide:

  • a copy of a current licence, permit or authority issued under the law of that country or territory - note that the licence, permit or authority must remain current for entire duration of visit to Queensland, and if no licence, permit or authority is issued in your country, a letter from your local police authorities outlining whether you are a fit and proper person to possess firearms is to be attached
  • details of itinerary and locations to be visited while in Queensland (include contact address and phone numbers)
  • details of security and storage arrangements for firearms and ammunition while in Queensland
  • details of any firearm spare parts and all types, calibre and amounts of ammunition being brought into Queensland
  • a genuine reason for visiting Queensland.

A genuine reason for visiting Queensland can be either or the following:

  • Competition target shooting: Supply a letter from the competition holder confirming your participation and the events you are participating in.
  • Recreational Shooting (hunting / safari): Supply a letter from the property owner / occupier giving you permission to shoot on their land, including details of property size and address.


Up to three months


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 $56.45

Fee to participate in internationally recognised shooting competition. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $44.84

Application for a replacement licence. 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


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.