Shooting club permit - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to operate a shooting club for sport or target shooting. A permit will only allow for the use of categories A, B, C (shotgun only) and H firearms.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • nominate an adult representative to be charged with the responsibility for the conduct of activities in the club
  • construct the shooting range in an appropriate location with appropriate equipment or have a firing rights arrangement with an existing shooting range
  • ensure all members of the governing body and the nominated representative are appropriate persons to hold the permit
  • have a genuine reason to hold the licence - target shooting
  • hold adequate public liability insurance.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $67.47

Application fee for a shooting club permit, for each year of the permit. Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $43.36

Fees for 2024-25

Application process


The completed application for (Form 15A) with the below information is to be lodged directly at any police station in Queensland with the prescribed fee: 

  • Each application must have a person acting as a representative for the club and with the application supply a letter of authority from the club, signed by the governing body supporting their application as the representative. The representative must hold a current Queensland Weapons Act firearms licence.
  • A list of the members of the governing body of the shooting club, including their full name, address, date of birth and details of weapons licences held.
  • A copy of the club's or proposed club's constitution.
  • Details of any affiliation with a shooting organisation or association.
  • Details of your public liability insurer.
  • Proposed shooting disciplines to be conducted by the club (e.g. clay target, full bore rifle, pistol).
  • Member lists of the proposed initial club members including full name, address, date of birth and details of weapons licences held.
  • Details and location of the proposed range site if any, and
  • Details of any firing rights that have been arranged with another approved club or association for use on their approved shooting range.

Administering agency

Queensland Police Service

Weapons Licensing

Contact details

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