Last updated 1 September 2021

All firearms are weapons.

The Weapons Categories Regulation 1997 (Qld) contains an extensive list of objects and devices classed as weapons for the purposes of the Weapons Act 1990 (Qld). The definition of ‘weapon’ is very broad. It encompasses things such as air rifles, replicas of firearms, flick knives, protective vests, telescopic batons, knuckle dusters, martial arts weapons, silencers and antipersonnel gases, as well as anything designed to disguise anything defined as a weapon, including, for example, a walking stick which has an edged weapon within it.

Owning a handgun is subject to greater restrictions than other weapons, particularly for target shooters and collectors.