PTA wait time in QLD

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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by bigrich » 07 Aug 2018, 6:03 pm

i tell ya's, i looked up to see if the sky was falling, i looked up and down the street to see if jesus was walking past on his second coming, i looked down to see if hell opened a ice skatting rink ! i put in a PTA on friday afternoon , checked my emails at 9:30 teusday morning , in my inbox "permit to acquire application approval " :o :shock: :o WTF ?!>?! HAS THE NRA TAKEN OVER WEAPONS LISCENSING IN QLD ? on average i've had to wait two to three weeks ! a mate of mine put in a PTA on a P14 the other week and had his turnaround in three days. thought it was a fluke. anyone else got results like this ? :unknown:
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Stoney » 07 Aug 2018, 8:17 pm

bigrich wrote:i tell ya's, i looked up to see if the sky was falling, i looked up and down the street to see if jesus was walking past on his second coming, i looked down to see if hell opened a ice skatting rink ! i put in a PTA on friday afternoon , checked my emails at 9:30 teusday morning , in my inbox "permit to acquire application approval " :o :shock: :o WTF ?!>?! HAS THE NRA TAKEN OVER WEAPONS LISCENSING IN QLD ? on average i've had to wait two to three weeks ! a mate of mine put in a PTA on a P14 the other week and had his turnaround in three days. thought it was a fluke. anyone else got results like this ? :unknown:




7:35pm Sunday night 29th July email of confirmed submission of PTA application.

2:33pm Wednesday 1st August email of approval of PTA submission.

At first I thought there must have been a problem. But no. I must say a big thank you to QLD WLB. Job well done guys. :clap:
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by bigrich » 07 Aug 2018, 8:58 pm

freakin' mazin' ay stoney ?
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Die Judicii » 08 Aug 2018, 3:04 am

In the past few years, I was pretty impressed by the speed of PTA approvals in sunny Qld.

BUT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

They blotted their copy book this time.

With not a single change to my address, reasons for need, conditions, license, or anything else that I can think of,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

it took 3 months, and a phone call to my local MP to get approval for a .22rf/.410g u/o combo.

During the wait I rang WLB to inquire why it was taking so long on a number of occasions.

The following reasons (in order) were expressed to me;

1) Your PTA is waiting to be approved by the end of the week,
2) Your PTA has been processed and awaits final approval,
3) Your PTA will be addressed in the next day or so, keep an eye on your mailbox for the approval,
4) Every application is treated case by case,
5) We are still waiting on documents from another agency, ( :wtf: ) ,,,,,,,,, FBI maybe ? :unknown:

6) I rang my local MP asking if he could look into this for me.

7) Email recieved advising that my PTA has been approved.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by bigrich » 08 Aug 2018, 4:39 am

Wow DJ, that’s a bit of a horror story. And I thought I was hard done by with a three week wait. Sometimes I guess you’re at the mercy of “the system “
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Daddybang » 08 Aug 2018, 6:42 am

Die Judicii wrote:In the past few years, I was pretty impressed by the speed of PTA approvals in sunny Qld.

BUT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

They blotted their copy book this time.

With not a single change to my address, reasons for need, conditions, license, or anything else that I can think of,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

it took 3 months, and a phone call to my local MP to get approval for a .22rf/.410g u/o combo.

During the wait I rang WLB to inquire why it was taking so long on a number of occasions.

The following reasons (in order) were expressed to me;

1) Your PTA is waiting to be approved by the end of the week,
2) Your PTA has been processed and awaits final approval,
3) Your PTA will be addressed in the next day or so, keep an eye on your mailbox for the approval,
4) Every application is treated case by case,
5) We are still waiting on documents from another agency, ( :wtf: ) ,,,,,,,,, FBI maybe ? :unknown:

6) I rang my local MP asking if he could look into this for me.

7) Email recieved advising that my PTA has been approved.


Sounds like the replies I got last year when they wacked a 28 day hold on one of my pta's. :lol: :drinks:
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by spartan71 » 08 Aug 2018, 7:40 am

PTA last week - 3 days to be approved.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by matto9018 » 09 Aug 2018, 6:26 pm

Applied for 308 on saturday and got approved on tuesday. Quickest I've had. Rest of them usually 2 weeks.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Pythonkeeper » 13 Aug 2018, 2:37 pm

Applied on Saturday, just got the approval email at 2 pm this afternoon.....pretty quick... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by tofu » 13 Aug 2018, 4:57 pm

Similar. Applied for 22 on sunday, got it today
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by No1_49er » 13 Aug 2018, 5:49 pm

I'm thinking that they must have had a bit of a tune up.
Approvals are now (almost) within the day, which is as the Regulations require.
Maybe they've got a few staff dedicated to a quick turnaround as soon as they come in, and the rest of the staff are playing catchup with the "old" applications?
If it continues as it now is, we should be thankful.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by juano86 » 14 Aug 2018, 9:35 am

First time poster, cheers for having me.
I put in a PTA Friday afternoon and had the confirmation Monday morning. Thats the quickest one iv ever had!
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Ghoatman » 22 Aug 2018, 10:51 am

I've put in 2 PTA's recently, one for a Cat A 17HMR and a Cat B 12g lever action. Both are approved but in the email it states that "PTA will be approved on xx/09/2018. The last 3 PTA's I applied for were approved and PTA was sent to dealer within 3 days. Has the PTA process changed?
According to the QPS website,
The waiting period is twenty-eight (28) days after the day the applicant lodges the application for the Permit to Acquire unless the applicant already holds a firearm under a licence or the Authorised Officer is satisfied there are exceptional circumstances.

I have 2 centrefire and a rimfire rifle already. Seems strange that I need to wait longer?
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Daddybang » 22 Aug 2018, 11:16 am

Ghoatman wrote:I've put in 2 PTA's recently, one for a Cat A 17HMR and a Cat B 12g lever action. Both are approved but in the email it states that "PTA will be approved on xx/09/2018. The last 3 PTA's I applied for were approved and PTA was sent to dealer within 3 days. Has the PTA process changed?
According to the QPS website,
The waiting period is twenty-eight (28) days after the day the applicant lodges the application for the Permit to Acquire unless the applicant already holds a firearm under a licence or the Authorised Officer is satisfied there are exceptional circumstances.

I have 2 centrefire and a rimfire rifle already. Seems strange that I need to wait longer?


This happened to me late last year.
The reasons given me by Wlb were varied and in some cases.very entertaining but none could explain for sure why it happened!!
:lol: :drinks:
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Ghoatman » 22 Aug 2018, 11:23 am

Thanks for the reply.

Maybe the 28 day period gets applied to all PTA's and it's up to the officer to "remove" it based on you having a firearm already?

I will give them a call tomorrow and post the results. :P
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by bigrich » 22 Aug 2018, 2:03 pm

I put in a pta on Saturday afternoon, got my approval email just after lunch Tuesday. Freaking amazing !?!?
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by No1_49er » 22 Aug 2018, 4:12 pm

PTA application, on line, Monday at midday. Approved Wednesday 2pm.
Seems like they're finally on their game.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by bigrich » 22 Aug 2018, 4:18 pm

No1_49er wrote:PTA application, on line, Monday at midday. Approved Wednesday 2pm.
Seems like they're finally on their game.


nah mate, liscencing is being run by the NRA now ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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