Getting a Licence

Rifle licence (Category A & B): 

  1. You must be a member of an approved shooting club or obtain a letter from a property owner from which you would be using your firearm.  Being a member of S.S.A.A has other benefits as well (such as insurance).  You can become a member online at www.ssaa.org.au. When you apply please select Q32 as your preferred club – this helps support our local branch.  
  2. You must also complete a course in Safety Training & Firearm handling for Category A/B.  We offer these courses see the Safety Course page for more info.  You will be issued a Statement of Attainment soon after completing the course.  The Statement of Attainment is valid for 12 months. 
  3. Once both proof of membership to an appropriate club and Statement of Attainment are received, you can then apply for your Category A&B Licence. You can do the application online at https://www.police.qld.gov.au/units/weapons-licensingYou will be required to pay the appropriate fees at time of submitting the application. 
  4. Once your application is approved by QLD Police, you will receive an email requesting you attend a participating Australia Post outlet to provide your proof of identity 

Handgun/Pistol Licence (Category H) 

If you currently hold a Firearms Licence, you can skip to Step 2: 

  1. Applicants that do not have a current A/B shooters licence must first complete and lodge a Form QP515 – Application for a Statement of Eligibility to join an Approved Pistol Shooting Club with QLD Police.  If you are successful, a Statement of Eligibility will be sent, and is valid for 3 months. You will also need to obtain character references from two people you have known for at least two years. The Statement of Eligibility and references need to be provided to SSAA Bundaberg when you purchase a range pass. 
  2. You need to be a member of a ‘Pistol Section’ of an approved shooting club. Being a member of SSAA national alone is not enough. If you are not already a member, you must join SSAA National (see the SSAA).  Then apply for membership to SSAA Bundaberg by purchasing a range pass (see join the branch)
  3. Complete a course in Safety Training & Firearm handling for Category H. You will be issued a Statement of Attainment soon after completing the course.  The Statement of Attainment is valid for 12 months. 
  4. Participate in at least 3 handgun competitions within a 6-month period from the date you purchase a range pass (become a financial member of our club)  Details of this are to be recorded on your Pistol Participation Record Sheet. 
  5. After this 6-month period, you can apply for your licence. Apply for your license on the QLD Police Service website. Your application will require copies of your safety course certificate, pistol participation record sheet and also a form QP518A (declaration from the club regarding membership). 
  6. Once your application is approved by QLD Police, you will receive an email requesting you attend a participating Australia Post outlet to provide your proof of identity