Joining the Toowoomba Pistol Club
Joining a pistol club is your first step towards obtaining a pistol licence and eventually obtaining your own competition pistol.
The legal restrictions affecting participation in our sport are significant and can take considerable time and effort. To ensure the future of our sport we ensure as a Club and as individual shooters we follow the required rules.
While the process may seem complex and slow we encourage you to persevere for the opportunity to regularly participate in this sport and enjoy the cameraderie of your fellow shooters.
If you are not familiar with pistol shooting we encourage you to contact the Club Secretary to arrange a visit to our club and perhaps join one of our regular Come & Try sessions before starting your membership process.
For Category H Weapons Licence holders
If you are a current holder of a Category H weapons licence and wish to join our Club you will need to obtain a Transfer Certificate from your current club.
Then contact the Club Secretary for a Membership Application which will need to be returned with proof of payment and a copy of the Transfer Certificate.
For Category A & B Weapons Licence holders
If you are a current holder of a Category A and/or B weapons licence and wish to join our Club you will need to be able to provide:
a certified copy of your current weapons licence
2 written character references
Then contact the Club Secretary for a Membership Application which will need to be returned with proof of payment,the current weapons licence copy and the written references.
For non-weapons licence holders
If you do not currently hold a Weapons Licence (of any category) you must:
Apply for a Statement of Eligibility to Join an Approved Pistol Shooting Club - QP 0515 at your local police station. The application form can be found on the Weapons Licensing website.
Contact the Club Secretary for a Membership Application which will need to be returned with:
Statement of Eligibility - QP 0515 provided to you by the Queensland Police
2 written character references
proof of payment of membership
Please note that it may take several weeks to obtain the Statement of Eligibility and that the Club has no ability to speed up the process.
Membership and Range Fees
Annual membership of the Toowoomba Pistol Club is payable by 30 June each year. The club strives to keep this fee as low as possible and reviews the amount each year to ensure it provides excellent value to members. Please contact the Secretary for membership fee information as it reflects your time of joining so that you do not pay the full fee if joining for part of a financial year.
No additional range fees are payable each time you attend the club. So the more you shoot...the better value your membership! Range fees are applicable to visitors to the range and for people undertaking a Come & Try. If you do not have your own pistol there is a club gun hire fee payable by members or guests.
As a member driven club we rely on each other to maintain the club's facilities. Regular working bees are held and your particpation is expected as a responsible member of the club. Member contribution is a major part of keeping our membership fees as low as possible.