Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times Apr-Jun 2019

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Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times Apr-Jun 2019

Post by No1_49er » 16 Apr 2019, 8:38 am

Continuation from previous (Jan-Mar) thread
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times Apr-Jun 2019

Post by No1_49er » 17 Jun 2019, 6:52 am

No1_49er wrote:Continuation from previous (Jan-Mar) thread



Post by No1_49er » 17 Jun 2019, 6:37 am

bah wrote:
Hi there,

Apologies in advance for adding another post on wait times for new category A/B license and PTA wait times, but I just noticed that the other thread had become quite long and somewhat outdated. I am reaching out to the community to gauge as how long processing times have been for recent successful applicants.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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I thought, at the time, that your new post creating a quarterly section for queries regarding wait times was sensible.
I took the opportunity to create a second one, Apr - Jun, which I haven't seen anybody use.
Maybe I'll re-post, and try and get it started again?

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Post by trekin » 17 Jun 2019, 8:52 am

Well over six months waiting to get firerms transfered from one licence to another, so I can surrender first licence, which is due for renewal next month, and I don't want to renew it.
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Post by Macross » 23 Jun 2019, 9:21 am

I Applied for my Cat H yesterday 22/06/2019.

Currently not holding an AB license, so had to submit QP0515 form to cop shop to attain a letter of approval to join the pistol club. Put that into the local police station on 18/10/2018 and took 10 weeks to receive letter in the mail. Just finished our six month probation period and submitted license so will post back as it progresses. Online application stated that we should allow 12 weeks for processing and not to contact them prior to that point. Really hoping it doesn't take that long, as already have wife's and my pistol on layby at LGS :)
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Post by Karl » 04 Jul 2019, 1:22 pm

It was 9 weeks and 3 days from online application submission to approval email. Not bad if the recommend wait time is 12 weeks. Just waiting on the post now for the licence card.
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Post by Macross » 16 Jul 2019, 2:54 pm

Hi Karl, would be cool if you could post back when you do get your card in the mail. We can keep an eye on how long that part of the process is averaging as well.
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Post by RoginaJack » 16 Jul 2019, 3:51 pm

PTA submitted on 26th June.
Approval of PTA confirmed received 10th July.
paper work should be received 10 - 14 days....

Update today 17th July. PTA received in today's mail..... :D
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Post by RunRabbit » 19 Jul 2019, 7:21 am

I received my approval on Wednesday. It was 7 weeks, 5 days from submitting to being approved. My two PTAs came through the next morning.
Just waiting for it to arrive in the mail now.
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Post by rc42 » 19 Jul 2019, 8:42 am

Wow, under 8 weeks is fast (well, relatively, as an actual wait time it's still an absolute disgrace that WLB should be embarrassed to admit to).
Do you still have to wait for the license card to turn up in the post?

I understand that WLB will email the approved PTA to dealers directly, I assume that means that we don't need a paper copy so they don't send one. Can anyone confirm that?
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Post by Macross » 19 Jul 2019, 10:25 am

Its been 4 weeks since I did my online application... Getting excited every time I think about being able to pick up my new pistol... Seeing RunRabbit's post makes me even more excited :D Heres hoping I might be lucky and even beet his record :O
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Post by RunRabbit » 19 Jul 2019, 10:54 am

I still have to wait for the licence to arrive in the mail. Not sure if the emailed version if the PTA is acceptable but I have to wait for the licence so it doesn't matter at this srage.
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Post by Patriot » 19 Jul 2019, 11:51 am

rc42 wrote:Wow, under 8 weeks is fast (well, relatively, as an actual wait time it's still an absolute disgrace that WLB should be embarrassed to admit to).
Do you still have to wait for the license card to turn up in the post?

I understand that WLB will email the approved PTA to dealers directly, I assume that means that we don't need a paper copy so they don't send one. Can anyone confirm that?


Yes mate you need to wait until you have your license card to possess the firearm.

If you have requested the PTA to be sent to the dealer, you won’t receive one in the post.
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Post by RoginaJack » 19 Jul 2019, 5:00 pm

RunRabbit, No the email is only a courtesy notification that your PTA has been approved and as such will not be accepted by a Dealer.

You will have to have both your licence and approved PTA in your hot little hands before you can visit the dealer
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Re: Queensland Weapons Licensing - Wait times Apr-Jun 2019

Post by rc42 » 23 Jul 2019, 1:41 pm

Just got my "Statement of Eligibility" in the post this morning, 7 weeks to the day since submitting QP0515 at the local police station.
The form says it was issued on 12th July and the post mark shows it was processed for posting on 19th July.

11 days from approval to receipt and here everything is in Brisbane, it would actually be hard to design a system as inefficient as that without having process steps that say "dump everything in a big bin and process them all when it's full"
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Post by tophet1 » 23 Jul 2019, 7:00 pm

Got my Qld PTA in 14 days. Went through the dealer. Ive been a long time license holder and this is not my first PTA.
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Post by Medb » 27 Jul 2019, 1:49 pm

I don't want to ruin anyone's expectations that are currently waiting but... my application went the full twelve weeks.

The day after I hit the twelve week mark I rang them up, and they called me back 30 minutes later saying I'd been approved. So I'm not sure if my application got buried somewhere or delayed for whatever reason, but it still does happen.

PTA I had applied for got approved a few days after my application acceptance and turned up a few days later before my license finally arrived.

This was a few weeks ago now, I applied back in April so maybe they have sped up a bit now.
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Post by rc42 » 27 Jul 2019, 8:35 pm

30 minutes is probably the real amount of time it takes to process an application, they're looking up people's details on computer systems not visiting friends and family to do interviews, for some reason they want the process to take close to 3 months.
The 28 day 'cooling off' period before they will even start looking at an application is ridiculous when the processing itself takes a further two months.
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Post by pjoia » 01 Aug 2019, 8:57 am

Morning all,
Any ideas on the current wait time in QLD for class H license ?
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