Firearms Services


As you can imagine, buying or selling a firearm comes with specific requirements. How does this actually work? And what do you do when you need an alternative option to store firearms due to unforeseen circumstances? Getting into the shooting sport and being a responsible firearm owner can raise some questions that might not be so obvious in the first place.

The QRA offers services related to buying and selling new or secondhand firearms, and has storage options for special circumstances. We also offer assistance in completing Firearms Licence and Permit to Acquire applications.

We are here to help you find answers to your questions.

The QRA is a registered broker and Nationally Recognised Training Organisation for delivery of the 11029NAT Course in Firearms Safety (RTO Provider 5308).


Buying and selling a firearm requires an official transfer through a licensed dealer. The QRA offers these services to the public. New and secondhand firearms are sold through the QRA on consignment or by direct brokerage.



Although you can apply online for firearm licences and permits to acquire, you might not feel comfortable doing this by yourself. That's why we offer a low-cost service to assist you with the online lodgement and any related questions.​



One of the requirements of holding a firearm licence is having access to a secure storage facility. However, if your circumstances change, and you need a back-up plan, the QRA can offer you a temporary solution.



Buying or selling a firearm in QLD

Buying and selling a firearm requires an official transfer through a licensed dealer. The QRA offers these services to the public and can assist with Permit to Acquire (PTA) applications, which are necessary when you wish to buy or acquire a firearm.

The QRA sells secondhand rifles on behalf of others and also offers brand new options through the Q-Store. Selling through the QRA helps you to reach a wider audience while, at the same time, this makes it possible for a new person to get into the sport of long range rifle shooting.

Firearms are connected to the licence holder and it requires a brokerage service by a licensed dealer to transfer between licensees.

New to shooting

If you are just starting out and would like to buy a firearm, the QRA has new and second-hand firearms available. A second-hand rifle can be a great starting point to get into the sport. This allows you to upgrade the rifle as you continue your sporting journey. Brand new rifles and actions are available through the Q-Store conveniently located across from the QRA office.

Sell under consignment

The QRA offers the option to sell your rifle under consignment. This service is created to give others the option to buy secondhand rifles to get into the sport of Fullbore shooting. Only specific rifles will be accepted for this service. Contact the QRA office to find out if your firearm is suitable.



Some people end up with state of the art firearms they can’t use for the sport or range they want to use them for. Have a chat with firearm owners to get an idea what would suit you best. When you become part of a club, your clubmates might even let you try theirs to get a feeling for the different types, styles and brands.

Book your Safety Course first

And get your Firearm Safety Course certificate of completion to apply for your licence.

Application support

Applying for a licence and permit

Firearms and paperwork go hand in hand. To buy a firearm you will need a Firearms Licence and a Permit to Acquire (PTA). Although you can apply for these online, you might not feel comfortable doing this by yourself.  That’s why we offer a low-cost service to assist you with the online lodgement and any related questions.

Firearms Licence Application

All the required documents collected and ready to apply online? Go to the Weapons Licensing website, or make use of our application service.

Permit to Aquire Application

Would you like to buy your own firearm? Get your Permit to Acquire, also known as PTA. This process can be started as soon as you have applied for a firearms licence.


Get your documents ready before you apply. During the Safety Course and through QRA’s application service a list of all currently required documents will be supplied. Be prepared to prevent delays. Do you have your Statement of Attainment and Genuine Reason handy? 

  • Statement of Attainment

    To apply for your firearms licence you will need a Statement of Attainment of the Firearm Safety Course. If you haven't completed this course yet, book a course with the QRA to get yourself ready. Our instructors cover a wide area of Queensland.

  • Membership Registration

    What is your 'Genuine Reason' to apply for your firearms licence? If yours is 'for the sport of target shooting' and you are looking for a suitable membership, have a look at QRA's handy options.

Firearms Storage

Secure storage facility at the QRA

One of the requirements of holding a Firearm Licence is having access to a secure storage facility. It can happen that your circumstances change and you need a back-up. You might be dealing with licence complications, have inherited a firearm while not having a licence, or moved interstate and are waiting for your new licence to come through.

This service allows temporary storage of firearms while getting the complications sorted and is available to members and non-members.


Steps to use QRA’s storage service:

Is my firearm insured while in storage?

Queensland Rifle Association Inc carries no insurance cover for stored firearms. If insurance is  required, make sure this is arranged.

Can I store my firearm for less than 6 months?

Yes, you can store firearms for less than 6 months. Fees paid for unused months will be refunded per whole calendar month. Be aware, administration fees are non-refundable.

Can I use this storage instead of having my own storage?

Unfortunately, this service is not a regular storage facility. It is a service created to support people in need. Feel free to check in with the QRA office if you are not quite sure of your eligibility in this regard.

When do I have to pay for the service?

There is an upfront fee of 6 months’ storage and an administration fee required at time of organising the service. For periods longer than six months, a monthly invoice, to be paid upfront, will be supplied.

Can I make use of this service if I am not a QRA member?

Yes, you can. You do not have to be a QRA member, though QRA members with a full membership do receive a 50% discount on storage fees. Find out more about memberships.

About Us

The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs.   Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).

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Our Location

Belmont Shooting Complex

Secondhand rifles through the QRA

The QRA sells secondhand rifles to give new shooters easier access into the sport.

The great thing about rifles is that you can upgrade them as you continue in the sport, by replacing items like barrels, scopes and sights.

To buy a second hand rifle through the QRA, you can have a look at what is on offer via the ‘FOR SALE’ information available in the office or the Q-store.

If there is one to your liking, you can make an appointment with the QRA office to check out the rifle. Trying is not an option, though we will be able to support you if you have any questions.

Once you have decided to purchase a rifle, we can help you with your PTA application. As soon as you receive your PTA, the rifle is ready to be picked up. Time for a shoot!

The consignment process

Contact the QRA to see if your firearm is suitable. The appointed QRA staff member will advise you if the service can be used.

If your firearm is suitable to be sold through the QRA, an appointment will be made for you to bring in the firearm in to the QRA office and to complete the required paperwork.

The owner retains ownership of the firearm until it is sold, though the firearm is transferred from the seller to QRA’s licence via a Form 10 and is stored at the QRA.

The owner decides the price of the firearm. The QRA is able to provide guidance in this matter.

The QRA advertises the firearm.

The QRA concludes the sale with the buyer.

When the firearm is sold, the seller is advised.

The service fee, as per the signed agreement, is deducted from the amount received.