PTA wait time in QLD

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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by mickb » 25 Aug 2022, 7:36 pm

Yeah imagine the Ato just taking a few months off due to low staffing lol.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by eldenk » 26 Aug 2022, 8:23 am

mickb wrote:Yeah imagine the Ato just taking a few months off due to low staffing lol.


Wouldn't that be the dream!?! But alas... no time wasting when its about taking as much hard earned money from the honest hard working middle class.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by eldenk » 26 Aug 2022, 6:24 pm

Well my PTA was approved via email tonight.... 57 days for that. Now probably another two weeks waiting for the paper...
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Batesy » 29 Aug 2022, 5:26 pm

My Cat H PTA that was submitted on 8/7/22 was approved today. I called WLB this morning along with a call and email to my government member so not sure if either of these had any influence.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by qld33 » 30 Aug 2022, 10:52 am

Batesy wrote:My Cat H PTA that was submitted on 8/7/22 was approved today.


Good to know they are at least working now, was worried nobody was getting them.
I submitted mine on the same date but will give them another 2 weeks before I start hassling them.

Was that your first cat H? I also had the H cooling off period but surely thats complete before they look at it.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by rc42 » 03 Sep 2022, 2:20 pm

Just got a Cat B lever shotgun PTA approved, it was submitted just over 7 weeks ago.
A similar PTA about 6 months ago was approved in less than 24 hours.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by 8mm Mauser » 06 Sep 2022, 11:34 am

Hi all, just joined to let you know, I got my PTA approval letter after a 7 week wait at 1pm Saturday and cleavers got over 400 approvals around the same time. If you have something waiting at Cleavers give em a couple days or so.
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Post by Pighunter » 07 Sep 2022, 9:54 am

Local gun shop said they had 37 PTA's clear on monday.

Edit: my PTA just cleared after just under 5 weeks.
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Post by Nails » 07 Sep 2022, 4:48 pm

I wonder how old those 437 were
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Coreyricho » 07 Sep 2022, 7:52 pm

Just received my 2 PTAs after 7-8 weeks on them, I called on Thursday afternoon to ask how they where travelling, was approved 9:30pm Saturday night. Bizarre hours but who am I to complain. The guy on the phone was very apologetic that it was taking so long and said they have hired a lot more staff now so wait times should free up soon! Great news!
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Post by Pighunter » 07 Sep 2022, 10:49 pm

Coreyricho wrote:Just received my 2 PTAs after 7-8 weeks on them, I called on Thursday afternoon to ask how they where travelling, was approved 9:30pm Saturday night. Bizarre hours but who am I to complain. The guy on the phone was very apologetic that it was taking so long and said they have hired a lot more staff now so wait times should free up soon! Great news!

They are on 7 day work weeks right now. Two shifts a day, so roughly 15 hours a day 7 days a week until the backlog is cleared.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Cool fish » 18 Sep 2022, 10:16 am

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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by snag » 30 Sep 2022, 5:40 pm

I put in a Cat H on Tuesday 27th Sept. Let's see how long it takes.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Wadeak1990 » 01 Oct 2022, 5:35 pm

28 days for a cat B, expected it to be longer. Came through at 5pm on a Saturday arvo.
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Post by Grillin » 01 Oct 2022, 5:39 pm

31 days, cat B. Seems things are (Slightly) picking up.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Nails » 03 Oct 2022, 7:08 am

Cat H 44 mag pta approved 2 weeks ago after 5 weeks, not too bad.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by snag » 20 Oct 2022, 2:24 pm

snag wrote:I put in a Cat H on Tuesday 27th Sept. Let's see how long it takes.

Approval email came today, so that was 23 days. Definite improvement.
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but personally I prefer the .30/30 Winchester.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by snag » 04 Dec 2022, 7:52 pm

Got it in the letterbox Thursday 1st December. I reckon that's pretty good.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Chinballs » 13 Dec 2022, 8:52 pm

Five weeks from application to arrival in my mail box for a Cat H collector PTA. All my previous PTAs for collector stuff have taken around three months so I was shocked when it arrived so quickly.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by HankScorpio » 18 Dec 2022, 2:38 pm

Put in a Cat H PTA today, will update when approved.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by HankScorpio » 06 Jan 2023, 1:44 pm

Approved today, so 2 weeks and 5 days for the Cat H.
Quicker than I expected.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by rc42 » 17 Jan 2023, 9:42 am

Has anyone had a PTA approved in QLD recently?

I applied for a Cat A (22LR bolt action) two weeks ago and no response since the application reference number email so far.
I've also heard that the storage safe for firearms awaiting PTAs is near full capacity at Cleavers as the backlog has blown out again.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by HankScorpio » 21 Jan 2023, 8:56 pm

rc42 wrote:Has anyone had a PTA approved in QLD recently?

I applied for a Cat A (22LR bolt action) two weeks ago and no response since the application reference number email so far.
I've also heard that the storage safe for firearms awaiting PTAs is near full capacity at Cleavers as the backlog has blown out again.


2 weeks is a bit early to be stressing. Having said that my cat H arrived in 2 weeks and 5 days which I was surprised at.
A mate put a cat H PTA in weeks before mine and he still hasn't had it approved so it's all a bit weird.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by rc42 » 21 Jan 2023, 9:47 pm

I've submitted 6 previous Cat A PTAs over the last 3 years, approval times have varied from 12 hours to a maximum of 3 days.
I'm now up to day 18 for this PTA.

Spoke to the dealer today, they said that the WLB processing slowdown is as bad as they've seen it, as an example, they only got 2 PTA approvals come through yesterday and the usual number is around 30 per day.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by Nails » 22 Jan 2023, 5:54 pm

Maybe all those extra staff threw in the towel???
Apparently a lot of people buy guns at Christmas and that bogs down WL, hopefully they will catch up again soon.
I put in a pta for a second 44 revolver on 19/1/23, expecting it to take about 5 weeks for approval, so I’ll update when I get the email approval, hopefully not too far away.
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Re: PTA wait time in QLD

Post by rc42 » 25 Jan 2023, 8:18 am

Cat A PTA email finally came through after 21 days
Now I just have to wait for the dealer to get their email with the official PTA, hopefully that is still just a day or so.
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