PROCESS TO JOIN THE QPPC

CONTACT THE QPPC CLUB SECRETARY

Contact with the Club’s Secretary if you need any information regarding an application for membership of the QPPC.  Once you have made contact you will be advised of the next available New Member Development Intake commencement date.

 

MEMBERSHIP PATHWAY FOR A COMPLETELY UNLICENSED PERSON

STEP 1  OBTAIN A STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN AN APPROVED SHOOTING CLUB:

It is a legal requirement to obtain a Statement of Eligibility to join an approved shooting club before any application for membership can be considered.  This ‘Statement’ can be obtained through QLD Police Weapons Licencing Branch and information can be obtained either online here or a QP515 can be downloaded from the link below and submitted at any police station for processing.  The wait times for Weapons Licencing to assess your application are variable and based on their workload at the time but be prepared to be patient.  Be aware that this Statement remains valid for only 3 months and that you must commence the New Member Intake program within that period.

Statement Of Eligibility download

 

STEP 2 COMMENCE THE NEW MEMBER DEVELOPMENT INTAKE PROGRAM

  • Once you have been accepted into the New Member Development (NMD) Intake program by the QPPC Club Secretary you will be provided a commencement date.  NMD Intakes commence in the last week of January and July of the current calendar year and are conducted once a month on a Wednesday night between 7pm and 9pm.
  • Participate in 6 NMD sessions over a six month period.  It is important that prospective members attended all program sessions as if 2 sessions are missed you will not be able to be caught up and will be required to commence the program from the beginning.
  • Graduate from the NMD Program and attend the range during regular club competitions held on a Saturday morning at your discretion.
  • Enrol and successfully complete the ‘Course in Firearms Safety’ provided by the QPPC external training partner PVO at the club’s facility.  The club does not organise this for you and it is best to appoint a person from your intake to make the appropriate arrangements.

MEMBERSHIP PATHWAY FOR CAT A & B LICENSED PERSON

  • You are still considered an ‘unlicensed’ person in relation to Cat. H under the legislation. Complete step 2.

NMD Program

For full details of the NMD Program open the link above & the secondary link at the bottom of that page

MEMBERSHIP PATHWAY FOR CAT H LICENSED PERSON

  • Attend on the first session of a NMD Intake and bring with you the documents as outlined below.
  • QPPC Membership Application Form (available for download below)
  • Join SSAA – THIS IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT OF MEMBERSHIP FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES
  • Bring copies of the documents listed below to first NMD intake session
    Completed Membership Application Form
    Current Drivers License front and back
    Current Firearms License
    Current SSAA Membership
    2 x Character References (Example provided for download below). Immediate family members cannot be used to provide a reference. These references are a Weapons Licensing requirement.
  • You will be advised if your application has been successful and then required to pay your pro-rata membership fee.
  • Attend the range during regular club competitions held on a Saturday morning at your discretion.
  • Attend an Assistant Range Officer session and once approved book and use the range at your discretion.

 

 

 

 

 

Reference Letter Example

QPPC Membership Application

ssaa 2

SSAA ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Form 33 Declaration by Unauthorised Person For Use of a Weapon at an Approved Range download

CONCEALABLE FIREARMS LICENSE:
At the end of the NMD program you will have met all the legislated requirements and demonstrated your proficiency, you may apply for your Concealable Firearm License. This will be explained to you at this time. You will also need to acquire and install an approved weapons storage facility (safe) in your residence before you will be able to take possession of a handgun.

Form 1 Application for a Licence Form

Weapons Licence Application Online Process

CONCEALABLE FIREARMS USAGE:
Your Concealable Firearm License entitles you to own and use a concealable firearm on an approved range ONLY. Under NO circumstances can you use a handgun for any other purpose e.g. hunting out on a property. You must carry your license with you at all times. The Queensland Police Pistol Club understands that most Police Members join in order to practice with and maintain a level of proficiency with a pistol similar to their work GLOCK and for this reason we allow the purchase of a centre fire pistol as a first handgun. This is not possible through a civilian pistol club as they have a mandatory regime of progressing through air and rim fire pistols before allowing the purchase of a centre fire handgun.

‘Permit to Acquire’ a Firearm Online Process

RETAINING YOUR CONCEALABLE LICENCE:
For a person to retain a Concealable Firearm License (Category H), that person must:
• Be a financial member of an approved Shooting/Pistol Club as defined by the Ranges and Galleries Section of Weapons Licensing, and
• Maintain a participation record of their competition attendances.

The Weapons Act specifies that a licensed person, who owns 1 Concealable Firearm, must have 6 attendances in each financial year period. However, if a person has more than 1 category of concealable firearm, there must be 4 attendances for each category e.g. 3 categories = 12 competition attendances in each financial year.
Each year in July, Category H license holders must complete an Attendance Declaration with copies of the dates of participation. This audit is carefully checked against Club Range Registers. If a person does not meet his/her participation requirements, or fails to submit an Attendance Declaration, they are recorded as NON-COMPLIANT and Weapons Licensing is notified. These persons risk seizure of their firearms and cancellation of their license.

Pistol Club Shooters Participation Card download

Once you are a member and have demonstrated your understanding of the QPPC Range Rules and the relevant Weapons Licensing requirements related to running a range you can then book and attend the range on any available day of the week except for any Monday morning (up to 1pm) due to scheduled maintenance of the water processing plant situated in the danger zone behind the QPPC range. Please be aware that only limited RPL is given in this regard as a Police Firearms Instructor as a Range Officer due to the QPPC being a civilian pistol club, which therefore means that you must be conversant with the matches approved by Weapons Licensing Branch that are approved to be shot on the QPPC range.