Various states and territories have different guidelines and legislation which must be followed. Find out what you need to do when entering Queensland with firearms.
If you are visiting Queensland from another state, your interstate licence is mutually recognised provided:
All other purposes will require a visitor’s licence.
A visitor’s licence in Queensland will only be issued to people taking part in sports shooting competitions, hunting tours or other occupational activities in Queensland.
The licence is valid for a specific purpose and period of time (up to three months). If you want to extend your stay, you will have to apply for a new visitor’s licence.
You should apply for the licence at least 42 days before the proposed visit. This will allow enough time for all enquiries and statutory checks to be completed.
If you need a licence more urgently, please contact Weapons Licensing directly.
Cheques and money orders are acceptable methods of payment for a visitors licence and must be in Australian dollars – AUD.
All money payable must be made out to the Queensland Police Service. Alternatively, the fee can be paid by a Queensland resident at any Queensland police station and a copy of the receipt must be forwarded to Weapons Licensing.
An application for a visitor’s licence must be made at least 42 days before the proposed visit. This time is required to ensure that all enquiries and statutory checks are completed and that the licence is forwarded before the visit.
Should an urgent approval for a licence be required within the 42-day period, please contact Weapons Licensing directly.
International visitors wanting to use weapons in Australia require special permits from Australian police before arrival. A visitor’s licence in Queensland will only be issued to a person competing in competitive sports shooting events, hunting tours or other activities in Queensland.
If applying for this type of licence, you must be entitled by law to possess and use a weapon or type of weapon in the state or country where you normally reside.
A visitor’s licence can be issued only for a maximum of 3 months.
To apply for a visitor’s licence in Queensland you must complete the Application for visitor’s licence and provide the following information:
Belmont Shooting Complex
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).
Belmont Shooting Complex