Permit to Acquire

Firearms Permit to Acquire​

Buying a gun is not as simple as just driving up to Shooter’s Delight gun shop purchasing a firearm over the counter and heading home.

Of course, this is a good thing for the safety and security of all Australians.

A common misconception is that all you need to do to buy a gun is hold a valid weapons license. While you do need this, you also need to successfully obtain a permit to acquire.

Without both a license and a permit no registered dealer in Brisbane – including Shooter’s Delight – will let you acquire a firearm.

All things firearms and safety

We take great pride in being the ultimate destination for high quality firearms and services in Queensland. Aussie owned and operated, we know all there is to know about guns, ordinance, firearm safety and ownership. As qualified firearms instructors, we take gun safety very seriously.

About firearm licenses

The Category A&B firearms licence is the most common licence suitable for sports and target shooters.

Before you can acquire this license, however, you will need a permit endorsed for the kind of firearm you intend to acquire. Whether you’re looking to buy a rifle, shotgun or handgun, you need to have the right license and appropriate endorsement.

Once this is all done to specification and according to regulation, you’re ready to apply for a firearms permit to acquire.

About Permits to Acquire

We see many would-be customers come in to see us with a valid license but without a permit. Unfortunately, we aren’t allowed to sell these customers a firearm. 

To avoid disappointment and delay in obtaining your gun, we strongly recommend getting your Permit to Acquire (PTA) as soon as possible. Fortunately, the process won’t hold up your purchase for too long.

A PTA can be applied for online or in person at your local police station. Applying online is convenient and simple, and can be done in the comfort of your own home. For help and guidance in completing the steps necessary, you can always give our friendly staff a call or come into our store.


We highly recommend jumping onto your local police department’s website to view their instructional videos and information about how to fill out a PTA application. They can be incredibly helpful and time saving.


Get your digital/scanned documentation ready so you can upload it and complete the process online straightway. You might need to scan the documentation and save in on your device or a memory stick. This process cannot be saved and resumed later, so make sure you have everything you need before you start.


Fill out the questionnaire to complete your application. There is a handy help button to further assist you if you get stuck at any point. Again, the Shooter’s Delight team can also help you in store when you intend to buy a firearm with us.


Purchasing your firearm from Shooter’s Delight

Once you have your Permit to Acquire firearms, you’re ready to purchase a high quality firearm from the best in the business: us!

Remember to bring in both your firearms license and permit with you when you come in to acquire a firearm. Without them on you we are not allowed to sell you a gun. We don’t want any of our customers to experience disappointment, so please make sure you follow all of the steps outlined above.

For those of you with the correct documentation, our experienced and expert team will help you find all the supplies you need. Whether you’re looking for a rifle, shotgun or handgun, our premium selection of makes and models includes the best brands at incredibly competitive prices.

If you have any questions about the process, license or permit or want to know more about what sorts of firearms we sell, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with my team on  07 3841 1881.

Firearms safety course

Shooter’s Delight range of firearm safety courses are the best available throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our courses aim to provide instruction and safety guides for all of the most popular types of firearms including:

For available course dates, please go to the Queensland Military Rifle Club which will redirect you to a registration page with available dates and booking options.