Minister: Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services
Agency: Queensland Police Service


Weapons Act 1990 No. 71

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
28 November 1995 23 February 1996 1995 Act No. 58
15 January 1997 15 January 1997 1996 Act No. 41
14 November 1997 11 December 1997 1997 Act No. 48
26 March 1998 08 April 1998 1998 Act No. 19
01 May 1998 06 May 1998 1998 Act No. 19
01 May 1998 07 August 1998 1998 Act No. 19
11 June 1999 12 November 1999 1999 Act No. 19
01 July 2000 04 August 2000 2000 Act No. 5
17 May 2001 06 July 2001 2001 Act No. 22
01 May 2002 03 May 2002 2002 Act No. 6
04 March 2003 2003 Act No. 5
10 March 2003 2002 Act No. 6
01 July 2003 2003 Act No. 37
03 December 2003 2003 Act No. 92
01 January 2004 2003 Act No. 37
02 July 2004

provs exp 1 July 2004

06 August 2004 2004 Act No. 8
01 November 2004 2003 Act No. 92
29 April 2005 2005 Act No. 17
01 July 2005 2005 Act No. 17
02 November 2005

prov exp 1 November 2005

21 July 2006 2006 Act No. 262000 Act No. 5(amd 2006 Act No. 26)
30 October 2006 2006 Act No. 39
16 February 2007 2007 Act No. 1
29 August 2007 2007 Act No. 36
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 24
29 March 2010 2009 Act No. 34
01 July 2010 2010 Act No. 14
02 January 2012 2011 Act No. 37
02 April 2012 2011 Act No. 37
17 September 2012 2012 Act No. 5
11 December 2012 2012 Act No. 40
01 February 2013 2012 Act No. 40
08 April 2013 2012 Act No. 40
01 July 2013 2012 Act No. 40
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
01 July 2014 2013 Act No. 64

RA ss 30, 35, 44A

20 November 2015 23 September 2016 2015 Act No. 27
23 September 2016 28 October 2016 2016 Act No. 48
09 December 2016 04 January 2017 2016 Act No. 62
05 March 2017 07 March 2017 2016 Act No. 5
30 May 2017 30 May 2017 2016 Act No. 51
25 November 2017 24 November 2017 2016 Act No. 51
01 January 2018 21 December 2017 2017 Act No. 24
01 December 2018 10 January 2019 2017 Act No. 32

Weapons Act 1990 No. 71

date of assent 19 September 1990

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 2–3, 4–5, 7–9, 10(3)–(4), 11–18, 20–22, 24, 111–112, 122, 133, 137–142, 144–45, schs 1–3 commenced 1 January 1991 (proc pubd gaz 22 December 1990 p 2275)

ss 26, 34 commenced 16 March 1991 (proc pubd gaz 16 March 1991 p 1463)

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 1992 (1991 SL No. 183)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991 No. 97 ss 1–2, 3 sch 1

date of assent 17 December 1991

commenced on date of assent

Weapons Amendment Act 1994 No. 13 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 27 April 1994

ss 6(1) (so far as it omits definitions approved club and range), 6(2) (so far as it inserts definitions approved range, approved shooting club, range officer, range operator, shooting club and shooting club permit), 12, 17, 25 commenced 15 January 1997 (see 1996 No. 41 s 2 (2) and 1996 SL No. 400)

remaining provisions commenced 24 March 1995 (1995 SL No. 60)

Amending legislation

Weapons Amendment Act 1996 No. 41 pts 1, 3 (amends 1994 No. 13 above)

date of assent 07 November 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 15 January 1997 (1996 SL No. 400)

Statute Law Revision Act 1995 No. 57 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Weapons Amendment Act 1996 No. 41 pts 1–2, sch 1

date of assent 07 November 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 15 January 1997 (1996 SL No. 400)

Weapons and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1997 No. 48 pts 1–2, s 3 sch 2

date of assent 29 August 1997

ss 1–4, 47 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

ss 29, 39, 41–42 commenced 1 May 1998 (1997 SL No. 381)

remaining provisions commenced 14 November 1997 (1997 SL No. 381)

rep 31 December 1998 (see s 58)

Police and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 No. 19 ss 1–2, pt 6

date of assent 26 March 1998

commenced on date of assent

Corrective Services Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 9 pt 1 sch

date of assent 30 March 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 May 1999 (1999 SL No. 72)

Explosives Act 1999 No. 15 ss 1–2, 137 sch 1

date of assent 22 April 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 11 June 1999 (SL No. 108)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No. 19 ss 1–3 sch

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 461 (prev s 373) sch 3

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1), (3) and 2000 SL No. 174)

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 s 810 sch 4 (prev 459A sch 3A) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2, 373–377, sch 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

s 211 commenced 24 March 2001 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1), (3) and 2000 SL No. 174)

Amending legislation

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2006 No. 26 ss 1–2, 84, 86 (amends 2000 No. 5 above)

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 185)

Psychologists Registration Act 2001 No. 15 ss 1–2, 255 sch 2

date of assent 11 May 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 May 2002 (2002 SL No. 77)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Another Act Amendment Act 2001 No. 22 s 1 pt 3

date of assent 17 May 2001

commenced on date of assent

Domestic Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 6 pts 1, 4

date of assent 13 March 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 March 2003 (2003 SL No. 17)

Weapons and Another Act Amendment Act 2003 No. 5 pts 1–2

date of assent 04 March 2003

commenced on date of assent

Weapons (Handguns and Trafficking) Amendment Act 2003 No. 37 ss 1–2(1), pt 2

date of assent 02 June 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 33 (to the extent it ins new s 60 (2)), 64 (to the extent it ins new s 138 (1)) commenced 1 January 2004 (2003 SL No. 132)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 132)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 92 ss 1, 2(3), pt 13

date of assent 03 December 2003

pt 13 div 3 commenced 1 November 2004 (see s 2 (3))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Terrorism (Community Safety) Amendment Act 2004 No. 8 pts 1, 8

date of assent 20 May 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 August 2004 (2004 SL No. 147)

Police and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 17 pts 1, 5

date of assent 29 April 2005

ss 1–2, 38, 43 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2005 (2005 SL No. 144)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2006 No. 26 ss 1–2(1), 119 sch 2

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 185)

Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 No. 39 ss 1, 2(3), 512(1) sch 1

date of assent 11 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 October 2006 (2006 SL No. 247)

Summary Offences and Other Acts Amendment Act 2007 No. 1 ss 1, 32 sch 2

date of assent 16 February 2007

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 No. 36

date of assent 29 August 2007

commenced on date of assent

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 10 pt 4

date of assent 26 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 252)

Juvenile Justice and Other Acts Amendment Act 2009 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), 45(1) sch pt 1 amdt 33

date of assent 17 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 29 March 2010 (2010 SL No. 37)

Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010 No. 14 pt 1, s 124 sch

date of assent 21 April 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (see s 2)

Weapons Amendment Act 2011 No. 37 pts 1–2

date of assent 24 November 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3, 8–12, 14–17, 19–20, 23–25, 27, 28 (to the extent it ins div 4 hdg and s 191) commenced 2 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 273 item 1)

remaining provisions commenced 2 April 2012 (2011 SL No. 273 item 2)

Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 No. 5 ss 1–2, 230 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 17 February 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 September 2012 (see s 2)

Weapons and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 40 pts 1, 4

date of assent 11 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 15–17, 23–24(1) (to the extent it ins defs corrective services facility and short firearm) commenced 1 February 2013 (see s 2 (1))

ss 10, 21–22 commenced 8 April 2013 (2013 SL No. 43)

ss 11, 14 commenced 1 July 2013 (2013 SL No. 101)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 109 sch 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 81

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2013 (see s 2 (1))

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 64 ss 1, 2(1), pt 23

date of assent 27 November 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 immediately after the commencement of the Liquor (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013, s 37 (2014 SL No. 90)

Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 27 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 20 November 2015

commenced on date of assent

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5

date of assent 04 March 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 3—4, pts 2–4, chs 2—21 schs 1—4 comm 5 March 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Australian Crime Commission (Queensland) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 48

date of assent 23 September 2016

pts 1, 3–5, s 18 sch 1 amdts of Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 amdts 1–7 comm on date of assent

Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 51

date of assent 20 October 2016

pt 2, divs 1–2, ss 6264, 65(2) (to the extent it ins the defs police protection notice and release conditions), (3), ss 6671, 72(2) (to the extent it ins the def release conditions), 73 sch 1(entries for Corrective Services Act 2006, Dispute Resolution Centres Act 1990, Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000) comm 30 May 2017 (2017 SL No. 48)

pt 2 div 3, ss 71(1), (2) (to the extent it ins defs interstate domestic violence order and police protection notice), 72(1), (2) (to the extent it ins defs interstate domestic violence order and police protection notice), 73 sch 1 (entries for Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003, Explosives Act 1999 and Tow Truck Act 1973) comm 25 November 2017 (2017 SL No. 184)

Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 62

date of assent 09 December 2016

pts 1–6, 7 divs 1–2, pts 8–16, 19–20, 21 divs 1–2, pts 23–27, ss 395396(1)–(3), pts 29, 30 divs 1–2, pts 31–37, sch 1 pt 1, sch 2 comm on date of assent

Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 No. 24

date of assent 25 August 2017

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, pt 2–3, chs 2–7, sch 1 comm 1 January 2018 (2017 SL No. 196)

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 32

date of assent 13 September 2017

ss 4(2), (4), (6)–(7), 5–7, 13–15, 27, 30(2)–(3), 31, 40–42, 44–49, 51, 52 (to the extent it ins ss 320, 322–323), 53–54, 57(1)–(3), 78(2), pts 4–5, sch 1 comm 1 December 2018 (2018 SL No. 175) (proposed commencement 14 September 2019 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2)(2018 SL No. 129))

Weapons and Other Legislation (Firearms Offences) Amendment Bill 2019

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

under the Reprints Act 1992 s 43 as required by the Weapons Act 1990 s 156

[Reprint No. 2]

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under the Reprints Act 1992 s 43 as required by the Weapons Act 1990 s 7.4

[Reprint No. 1]

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division 7

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4.11

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5.1D

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5.1G

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6.1

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6.11

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141(3)

6.11(3)

141(4)

6.11(4)

141(5)

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6.12

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6.14

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schedule 1

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14(b)

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14(c)

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14(d)

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14(e)

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14(f)

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15

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schedule 3

1st sentence

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Weapons Act 1990

Government Bill
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