Firearms Safety (Category C & D)


Category C and D firearms are generally accessible only to individuals with an occupational need for the firearms. This includes occupations such as:

  • Primary Producers
  • Pest Controllers
  • Firearms Dealers
  • Armourers
  • Instructors and;
  • Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers.

They may also be available to firearms collectors who are members of a collector’s guild.

This course covers essential skills and knowledge relating to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, safe storage and transport as well as a range of additional information that is essential for all shooters.

Examples of firearms under these categories include:

  • Semi-Automatic Shotguns.
  • Semi-Automatic Rifles
  • Pump Action Shotguns

In order to participate in this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age to attend
  • Must not have any physical or other impairment which would prevent you from handling firearms safely – if unsure, seek advice from your GP or contact us to discuss suitability
  • Must not have any criminal convictions (relating to drug use, violence or weapons) in the past five years
  • Must not have been a subject to a domestic violence order in the past five years
  • Must not have been a subject to an involuntary mental health order in the past five years

For more information regarding specific licensing requirements, please visit Weapons Licensing QLD.

This course is delivered face-to-face over 4 hours including a live fire range practice at an approved range.

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