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Firearm Brokerage & Private Transfers


Private Firearm Brokerage - $20 ($11 + $9 Administration Fee)

Private Brokerage is when two private Queensland firearms license holders transfer a firearm between licenses with a valid QLD Permit to Acquire (PTA). The acquirer must be present with the firearm, the approved PTA and their license for the brokerage to take place. The disposer does not have to be present; however they must sign the front and the back of the PTA. If the disposer cannot sign the PTA then a statutory declaration is required authorising the disposal and a reason as to why the disposer cannot sign. Please note with a private brokerage we can only accept the original Permit to Acquire (PTA) document.


Firearm transfers cover private sales transferred through QGE’s dealers license. This includes transfers received from interstate or for transfer being sent interstate. It may also include private transfers between QLD dealers and also transfers between two private QLD license holders who wish to use QGE’s dealer’s license. Insurance for firearms to be freighted is not available on incoming or outgoing transfers; please make private arrangements if you feel it necessary to insure the goods.

Incoming Transfers - $50 per firearm

For incoming transfers, the fee covers the receiving of the firearm, registration and disposing of the firearm with a valid QLD PTA. It also covers up to 30 days storage while the required paperwork is being processed. If the firearm is held at QGE for more than 30 days the normal annual storage fee of $95 will apply. Please ensure that the sender includes your name and contact number with the package before shipping so that we can contact you when the firearm(s) arrive. Private transfers not paid for or collected within a 12 month period will be sold by QGE to recoup admin and storage costs.

Outgoing Transfers - $50 per firearm + freight + break down fee (if required)

The outgoing transfer fee covers acquisition of the firearm off a QLD firearms license and disposal of the firearm to another license. Freight will be applied to any firearms being transferred and shipped and will vary depending on the location of the receiver and the weight and dimensions of the package.

Our length limit with Australia Post is 113cm. If the firearm will be longer than this once in the box, the firearm will need to be broken down (stock from barrelled action) which will incur an extra fee of $20. If you would like the firearm kept as one piece, the firearm may need to be sent via TNT (please ask for a quote).

We will only send the firearm for transfers. Accessories not attached to the firearm will need to be taken to the post office by the seller. Exceptions are where sending an original shotgun or pistol hard case and the original magazines for the firearm/s.

No parcels will be dispatched without payment being received for freight. Please ensure that you have the dealer details of the receiver and also the name and contact number of the end user when you bring firearms in to be transferred.

In the rare case that we do not have enough packaging there may be delays in sending your transfer. Please feel free to bring your own packaging (bubble wrap, box etc).

We can only ship firearms to WA via TNT Road Express to a central dealer in a main city e.g. Perth. The minimum freight cost for rifles and shotguns is $150 or $100 for handguns. Please note this does not include the transfer fee.

The brokerage and or transfer fee is non-refundable. Ensure you are 100% certain that you are satisfied with the transaction with the other party. All care is taken in packaging your transfers however Queensland Gun Exchange will not be held responsible for any damage incurred during transit.