New members are welcome to join us to participate in the exciting sport of target pistol shooting. Pistol shooting is a safe and stimulating sport for all ages from 11 years old and up. The rules and regulations for obtaining and holding a firearms license, are governed by the Queensland Police Service under the Weapons Act and not by the City of Brisbane Pistol Club.
Steps to apply
If you are an existing QLD category A/B licence holder, start from step 2.
If you are an existing QLD category H licence holder, start from step 3.
If you are transferring from interstate, make sure you refer to the “Transferring to COBPC” page to determine the process you need to follow.
Apply for a “Statement of Eligibility” with Queensland Police. You will need to fill out an Application form for “Statement of Eligibility” (QP515) and submit it to Queensland Police in person at a police station.
Once you have applied at a police station, you will receive your “Statement of Eligibility” in the mail. This is the document we need as part of your new member application.
Duration: A few weeks
Attend a Weapons Safety Course for category H weapons. Courses are typically half-day, with a theoretical component, and a practical component completed at an approved shooting range. Courses are run by third-party training providers. Find out more about Weapons Safety Course.
City of Brisbane Pistol Club cannot accept your application until you have supplied your certificate of completion from your Weapons Safety Course.
Please Note: Your statement of attainment must be less than 12 months old when you apply for your licence.
Duration: As soon as you can complete a course and obtain your certificate of completion
Download the character references form, and ask two (2) people that have known you for at least two (2) years to complete them. COBPC will not accept references from family members.
Duration: As soon as you can obtain the two (2) character references
Collect all supporting documentation to start your New Member Application. You need to supply a scanned copy of:
- Category H Licence (if applicable)
- Category A/B Licence (if applicable)
- Character reference 1 (the club will not accept family member declaration)
- Character reference 2 (the club will not accept family member declaration)
- Parental consent letter (for applicants under the age of 18)
Additionally, unlicensed applicants will need to supply a scanned copy of:
- Statement of eligibility as supplied to you by Queensland Police in the mail (Not applicable if you have Cat A/B licence)
- Statement of attainment for Cat H (approved weapons safety course)
- Drivers licence / Passport
If you are transferring from another club, you will need to supply a scanned copy of:
- Letter from your current club stating you are a current financial member
- Your participation record from past 12 month
If you are applying for a student membership, you will need to supply a scanned copy of:
- Student ID card showing you are a student of a registered tertiary education provider
- If your ID card doesn’t display your study load (i.e. Full-time or Part-time), supporting document to show you are a Full-time student
Duration: As soon as you collect all the required documents
Start your online application process!
- You will not be able to submit the form without attaching all required supporting documents.
- COBPC will not process incomplete new member applications. You will be required to resubmit a new, complete application as this forms your declaration to the club.
Duration: Online application will take around 10 minutes to complete
Once your application is approved, you will be invited to attend an Induction Session (usually held on the first Saturday morning of each month). You will be briefed on range and safety procedures and have the opportunity to try out some of the different pistols available.
We will also email your Member Portal information where you can select different membership options.
Duration: Up to 1 month
In total, it will take approximately two (2) months to gather necessary forms and complete required courses to complete your new member application and attend a club induction.
Please Note: New members wishing to participate in club IPSC matches must complete the IPSC Development Program.
More about Licensing is available on the Queensland Police website.