Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Cantor, Christopher H and Penelope J Slater. 1995 ‘The Impact of Firearm Control Legislation on Suicide in Queensland: preliminary findings.’ Medical Journal of Australia (162), pp. 583-5. Sydney: Australian Medical Association. 5 June
The Weapons Act 1990 (QLD), which requires owners of long arms (rifles and shotguns) to be licensed, took effect in Queensland on 1 January 1992.
To purchase long arms, unlicensed people must apply to the police. The application cannot be processed for 28 days - the "cooling-off period" - and applicants must also sit a safety test.