A National Firearms Amnesty will operate for a period of three (3) months, commencing 1 July to 30 September, 2017.
Any person, including licence holders, will have the ability to register, or surrender, unregistered firearms to a firearms dealer or police station, without fear of prosecution.
During the firearms amnesty the costs associated with registering a firearm will be waived. This means that persons wishing to register an unregistered firearms will not be charged any permit to acquire fee to register the unregistered firearm.
In Queensland, there are four (4) options available regarding the surrendering or registering unregistered firearms in their possession. These options are:
- Registering the firearm to an existing firearms licence (subject to the categories and conditions of the licence);
- Surrendering the firearm at a firearms dealer for commercial sale;
- Surrendering a firearm at a firearms dealer or police station for safekeeping, pending the issue of a firearms licence;
- Surrendering a firearm at a firearms dealer or police station for destruction.
Below are links to further information relating to the firearms amnesty requirements:
- Options available to register unregistered firearms during the Firearms Amnesty
- Frequently Asked Questions and Firearms Amnesty Information Centre contact details
- Firearm dealers’ in Queensland
- Voluntary Survey
Weapon’s Licensing Customer Telephone Enquiries:
- Hours 9a-4p Monday to Friday
- Telephone 07 3015 7777
Other links on Weapons Licensing:
- who can apply for a Weapons Licence and the types of licences
- applying online for a New Weapons Licence, Licence Renewal or Permit to Acquire
- Renewing, maintaining & cancelling licences
- permits to acquire a weapon
- storing or disposing of firearms
- weapons licensing fees and
- Complimentary activities on a weapons licence.
There is also a National Firearms Amnesty Information line is: 1800 909 826.
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