Sporting Shooters Association of Australia

Morinish Branch Inc. Q37

PO Box 9708, Park Avenue, QLD, 4701.

ABN - 74 001 776 794

Email: morinish@ssaaqld.org.au

Web-site:  www.ssaamorinish.org.au

         

 

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Getting Licenced

The following steps will guide you through the process;

Rifle Licence Category A & B

  • Step 1.  Genuine Reason.

You will need a genuine reason to obtain a Category A & B Firearms Licence.  If you become a Member of S.S.A.A. you can then list your genuine reason as Sports & Target Shooting and Recreation & Hunting, as we are an approved body prescribed under the law. Anyone who is already a member can help you or contact SSAA Morinish Branch Inc.Q37 or your local SSAA Branch.

As it takes time for your SSAA Membership Card to arrive, and you need proof of Membership of an Association to apply for a license, we suggest you Join Now.

  • Step 2.  Rifle Safety Course.

Contact your nearest SSAA Branch Safety Course Instructor, and book in for a 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety Course.  Note bookings are essential for a safety course.

(The State Office can also assist you to contact a S.S.A.A. Safety Course Instructor in your area.)

All SSAA (QLD) Inc. Instructors have attained the Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment.

SSAA Rockhampton Branch Q07 Range Development & Maintenance Officer, Darryl Porteous is a State Qualified Firearms Instructor and conducts Firearm Safety Courses for Firearm Licence Categories: A, B, C, D and H.  You are required to make a booking for a position on the safety course, as numbers are limited, and places fill quickly each month. 

Contact Darryl ph 0447 121 951 (only Mon-Fri, 2.00-5.00 pm.  If unattended please leave a message) or Email darrylporteous1@bigpond.com

  • Step 3.  Documents.

When you have completed your Safety Course you will be posted a 'Statement of Attainment'. This is your proof that you have successfully completed the Safety Course. A copy of this will be needed when you apply for your licence. While you are waiting for this to arrive go to your nearest photo shop and have 2 passport size photos taken, as these will have to be supplied with your application.

  • Step 4.  Apply.

When you have everything you need, go either 'on-line' or to the Police Station nearest you, to apply.

If attending the Police Station, ask for an 'Application for a Licence' Form 1 and a 'Proof of Identity' Form 30, or download them from the Queensland Police Service Website. Fill these in and pay the fees, the police station will then send them to Weapons Licensing Branch where they will be processed.

Have patience, as they will only be processed after 28 days.

  • Step 5.  Permit to Acquire.

When your licence arrives, you can then decide which firearm best suits your needs. Different types (we call them Disciplines) of shooting require different types of firearms, so try all the Disciplines that your Branch has, then decide on the firearm you want - don't make a hasty decision.

Apply for a Permit to Acquire either 'on-line' or at your nearest Police Station.

Handgun Licence Category H

  • Step 1.  Membership of a Pistol Club.

Obtaining a handgun licence is different to the steps you need to get a rifle license. Just being a member of S.S.A.A. is not enough, you need to be a member of a 'Pistol Section' of a SSAA Branch, or an 'Approved Club', most SSAA Branches have a pistol section. To join this 'Approved Club' you have to go to the Police Station and ask for a 'Pre Approval' application form, Form Q515. You fill this in and lodge it at the Police Station. Weapons Licensing Branch will process the form and send you back a letter authorising you to join a Club.

  • Step 2.  Participation.

When the letter comes back, you can then join the Pistol Section of a Branch. The Branch will advise you on what is required to join. You are now on probation for 6 months. During that time you have to attend a minimum of 3 Branch Competition Shoots, these shoots will be recorded on your Participation Record Card that the Branch will issue you when you join.

  • Step 3.  Pistol Safety Course.

At any time within the 6 months you can do a Weapons Act Safety Pistol Course, and then when your 6 months probation is up, you can apply for your licence.

SSAA Rockhampton Branch Q07 Range Development & Maintenance Officer, Darryl Porteous is a State Qualified Firearms Instructor and conducts Firearm Safety Courses for Firearm Licence Categories: A, B, C, D and H.  The pistol safety course sessions are held only as demand requires.  You are required to make a booking for a position on the pistol safety course.  Contact Darryl ph 0447 121 951 (only Mon-Fri, 2.00-5.00 pm.  If unattended please leave a message.) or Email darrylporteous1@bigpond.com

  • Step 4.  Apply.

Apply either 'on-line' or at your nearest Police Station.  After you have submitted your application form, it will be processed after 28 days plus additional processing time. So have patience.

  • Step 5.  Permit to Acquire.

Enjoy your sport.  Apply for a Permit to Acquire either 'on-line' or at your nearest Police Station.

 

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