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Queensland

Queensland

Information on this page was provided by Queensland Police and is specific to Queensland. The information may not be relevant in other states and territories.

General information and links to other states and territories is available on the About the amnesty page.

The term 'firearms' throughout this website is used to refer to firearms and firearm-related articles. Both can be handed in as part of the amnesty.

Can I register my firearm?

If you hold a Queensland firearms licence you will be afforded the opportunity to register unregistered firearms you hand in, provided you hold the appropriate licence category.  For example, if you hold a category B licence you will be able to register a category B firearm.

If you do not hold a Queensland firearm licence or possess the appropriate licence category, you may lodge an application to register articles you hand in. The articles will be kept in safe-keeping pending the outcome of the application process.  For example, if applying for a firearms licence you must fulfil the requirements of being a fit and proper person in accordance with section 10B of the Weapons Act 1990.

Articles you would like to register should be handed in to a participating firearm dealer, rather than to a police station.

Cost

If you are registering a firearm to a current Queensland firearm licence during the amnesty the standard registration (Permit to Acquire) fee will be waived.

If you apply for a new licence during the amnesty, you will not have to apply for a Permit to Acquire or pay the standard Permit to Acquire fee of $36.95.  This arrangement only applies to unregistered firearms handed in during the amnesty.

Can I sell my firearm?

If you are surrendering firearm/s during the amnesty, you may be able to sell the firearm.  For example, if you surrender the firearm/s at a firearms dealer the dealer may express an interest in purchasing that firearm. This is a commercial arrangement between the disposer and dealer.  Alternatively, if the firearm is registered, you may sell the firearm by other lawful means.

What if a firearm can't be registered or sold?

If you do not wish to register or sell articles you surrender, they will be destroyed. You are encouraged to hand in all articles to licensed firearms dealers.

What are the hand-in arrangements in Qld?

Any items can be surrendered during the amnesty, including firearms, crossbows, knifes, vests and ammunition.

Any person wishing to surrender, register, or place items with a dealer or police station for safe-keeping MUST proceed directly to the firearms dealer or police station, after first contacting the firearms dealer or police station.

You are encouraged to hand in articles for registration, sale or destruction to a licensed firearms dealer. Alternatively, you may hand in articles to a police station if not practical to attend a licensed firearms dealer. However, if you choose to hand in articles at a police station you MUST first contact the relevant station to ensure officers will be available to receive and process your items.

If you are handing in articles at a licensed firearm dealer you should first contact the firearms dealer and obtain advice about any arrangements they would like you make.

Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into a public place, including a police station or licensed firearms dealer.

Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into a public place, including a police station or licensed firearms dealer.

What happens if I'm found in possession of an unregistered firearm?

If you are unlawfully in possession of weapons you may be liable to a maximum penalty of 13 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $60,000 (subject to the categories and number of weapons you possess).

Registry contact details

QLD Firearms Amnesty Information Centre
Call: 1800 909 826 or (07) 3015 7887
9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Email: firearmsamnesty@police.qld.gov.au

Drop-off points

You can search for drop-off points closest to your location by using the map. Alternatively, a complete list of drop-off points for Queensland can be found on the Queensland drop-off points page.