Rifle Licence (Category A/B)

Step 1

You will need a genuine reason to obtain a Category A & B Firearms Licence. If you become a Member of SSAA 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 your local SSAA Branch. You can make your application for membership by either compleating the paper membership form and returning it to bookings@ssaabris.org.au or you can simply join online.


Step 2

Contact your nearest SSAA Branch Safety Course Instructor, and book in for a 11029NAT Weapons Act Safety Course. For upcoming course dates at the SSAA Brisbane follow the link below.

Please note you will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to complete the enrolement into the safety course. You can apply online. Link below.

All SSAA (QLD) Inc. Instructors have attained the Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment. As it takes time for your Membership Card to arrive, and you need proof of Membership of an Association to apply for a license, we suggest you Join Now.

Booking a firearm safety course with SSAA Brisbane  USI WEBSITE

Step 3

When you have completed your Safety Course we will post to you 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

When you have everything you need to apply for your licence you have a couple of options. The QLD Police Service offer an online application system which is the preferred system and is much quicker. This is available at Queensland Police Service Application Site. Licence applications can also be lodged with Australia Post at participating outlets. for more information please follow the link below.

Queensland Police Service Application Site  AUSTRALIA POST INFORMATION

Step 5

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. When you have decided what you need, visit or call Your Gun Shop.