The following was communication was received today from the Weapons Licensing branch of Queensland Police Service. This was sent to retailers and Associations.
"Thank you to everyone who is adopting the new process for B709 imports by providing a specific quantity and description of that they are importing.
- Please remember you NO LONGER need to provide an image of the item you would like to import unless you are specifically asked for one.
- If an Email address is included on the B709 application then Weapons Licensing will Email Australian Boarder Force (ABF) and the Importer a copy of their approved B709 Import Permit.
- If an Email is NOT included on the B709 application then Weapons Licensing will post Australian Boarder Force and the Importer a copy of their approved B709 Import Permit.
- ABF does NOT require a B709 for Gel Blaster parts.
- Airsoft weapons and Airsoft parts are prohibited from being imported in to QLD under Schedule 6 of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 – this is not new legislation and a majority of importers are compliant with this action.
Weapons Licensing regularly receives a large volume of enquiries from the public in relation to a variety of topics, in order to expediate a response to your questions you will need to speak to your Association member who can raise these questions at the scheduled Association meetings. If your question is in relation to something governed by ABF then you should clarify the information with them.
Please remember you have until Sunday 1st of September 2019, to be part of an association or form an association for Gel Blasters.
I will need the name of what businesses you will be representing, what type of business it is, Retailer or Field Operator, contact name and their contact number. I will be calling each business you are representing to confirm their agreement with you. Please do not supply the details for businesses / field operators located outside of QLD.
- Association co-ordinators are reminded to hold on to their questions until the scheduled meetings.
- The first Gel Blaster Association meeting has been set down between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Friday 6th of September 2019, at Brisbane City police station.
- The second Gel Blaster Association meeting has been set down between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Friday 4th of October 2019, at Brisbane City police station.
- Invites are limited to two people per Association.
In order to provide an accurate account of conversations had at the Association meetings I will provide dot points on our discussions after these meetings have been held to the Association representatives."