Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by rc42 » 10 Jan 2021, 4:11 pm

I submitted a PTA for a second rifle a couple of weeks after picking up my first rifle, the PTA approval email said that approval had been granted but would not be formally sent until a date 28 days in the future due to mandatory wait times.

I sent a scan of my completed PTA document from the first rifle to WLB by email and advised that this should be under my license so making me wait for an additional 28 days was not lawful. Not sure if I used the best wording but the dealer received the approved version of the PTA a couple of days later.

The completed paperwork from dealers is sent back to WLB for them to update the registry but it is the lowest priority work that they do so it can take months to never for some of this information to be updated.
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by Nails » 11 Jan 2021, 7:41 pm

Thanks rc42,
That’s a good point, I tried calling today, but due to covid lockdown a message says they’re not available. I’ll try again tomorrow and send a scan of previously approved PTAs if necessary.
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by Nails » 12 Jan 2021, 4:31 pm

Well, some good news. I rang weapons licensing and the PTA section told me I had no 28 day waits, but strangely wouldn’t tell me if any guns were registered against my AB licence, just said the latest one was with the others whatever that means. She then put me through to licensing section so I could check the wait on my Cat H application, which I thought was at 17 weeks, but while waiting (caller 15 in queue) I rechecked and its only at 13 weeks, so when the lady answered I was apologetic about calling too early, blah blah blah, anyway cut a long story short, 3 hours later I got my email approval for my Cat H...
The only catch is I haven’t got my PTA in for the pistol yet, so that one will be a 28 day wait, or is it longer for first handgun? I pick up the club letter in a couple of days and plan to submit the PTA at the gunshop when I pick up the new lever action 44. That should keep me going for a few weeks while I’m waiting anyway haha
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by CTW » 13 Jan 2021, 4:13 pm

Why are pta's taking so long to process? Put in an application on 30 December and still nothing. Called WL yesterday being as nice and polite as always and got told to just be patient. Did not even want to look at the application. I get the fact that there were a few holidays but it still seems long in comparison to the usual.
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by Nails » 14 Jan 2021, 10:13 am

I’ve only waited a week but expected one week would be enough since its my 5th gun on my AB licence,(some here have had approval within 24hours) so I paid for the new gun in full thinking I’d have it in a week or two. I’m going to call them again today and be persistent but polite, hopefully I’ll get someone with a bit of personality this time
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by Nails » 14 Jan 2021, 10:28 am

I just called them, not much luck getting a quick turnaround, they told me they’re processing December still and mine will be a couple more weeks. They told me Christmas and Easter are always longer because so many people go out and buy guns at these times which is probably true. I guess they handle every PTA from every gunshop across QLD so they would have a lot to process.
At least yours can’t be too far away CTW
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times

Post by CTW » 18 Jan 2021, 3:56 pm

Nails wrote:I just called them, not much luck getting a quick turnaround, they told me they’re processing December still and mine will be a couple more weeks. They told me Christmas and Easter are always longer because so many people go out and buy guns at these times which is probably true. I guess they handle every PTA from every gunshop across QLD so they would have a lot to process.
At least yours can’t be too far away CTW


Looks like we just need to play the waiting game. Hopefully things speed up a little. Good luck.
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