Queensland – Open for Business – With Covid-19 compliance approval issued by the Prevention Division of Queensland Health – BARS is now offering Government funded security courses throughout all of Queensland (including remote communities).  * * * *  E N R O L   N O W  * * * *

Firearms - Short Courses

Category A and B - 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (Approved for Firearms Licensing in Queensland)
A basic introduction to the firearms industry, this course covers the skills and knowledge essential to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, safe storage and transport, as well as additional information which is essential to all shooters. This course covers Category A and B weapons, these are the most common firearms used for sports/target and recreational sporting.
A basic introduction to the firearms industry, this course covers the skills and knowledge essential to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, firearms terminology, safe storage and transport, as well as additional information which is essential to all shooters. This course covers Category A and B weapons. (click here)

These are the most common firearms used for sports/target, recreational and occupational shooting activities. Examples of firearms under these categories include:
  • Air Rifle
  • Single and Double Barrel Shotguns
  • Bolt Action Rifles
  • Lever Action Rifles
  • Pump Action Rifles
  • Muzzle Loading Firearm
  • Combination Guns (Rifle and Shotgun)
  • Paintball Guns
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (Approved for Firearms Licensing in Queensland).

Licensing Process
For more information on applying for your licence online, please go to the Weapons licencing Branch website: (click here)
Make sure you have all the required documents to apply for your licence: (click here)
Contact the Queensland Police Weapons Licensing Branch
If you have trouble completing your application or have any licensing questions you can contact.

Queensland Police Weapons Licensing by:
Phone: 07 3015 7777
Website: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/units/weapons-licensing
Email: weaponslicensing@police.qld.gov.au

Joining a Club
If you are joining a pistol club the following link has useful information for you: (click here)

Apply for a licence Online
To apply for a weapons licence in Queensland you must:
  • Meet the personal eligibility requirements
  • Have a genuine reason to hold a licence.
  • Have access to secure weapon storage.
  • Complete an approved weapons safety course covering the category of weapon you’re applying for and provide your statement of attainment. The course must have been completed within the 12 months before the date of submitting your application.
  • Provide the supporting documentation requested during the application process.
  • Provide a passport-quality digital image of your head and shoulders against a plain background. This image will be printed on your licence card if your application is approved.
  • Pay the required fees.
  • Attend a Queensland Police Station with 100 points of identification once your application is at the final stages of assessment. (Online Application)
Examples of evidence for genuine reason to hold a firearms licence include:
Sports/Target Shooting Membership of a shooting club
Recreational Shooting (Hunting) Details of your property or a letter from a property owner granting permission to use their property
Occupational Requirement (including Primary Producers) Details of your property and the requirement for firearms or a letter from your employer outlining the requirement for you to use firearms
Collection of Firearms Letter outlining the firearms to be collected or membership of an approved firearms collector’s guild
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