Which Safety Course do I need to do?
The course you choose will depend on the firearm/weapon you intend on using and the genuine reason for you wanting to use a firearm or weapon. Below is a brief summary of the firearms covered in each of the courses as well as examples of genuine reasons for their use. A more detailed explanation of each of the courses can be found on the above course pages.
Category A,B & H
The Category A, B and H course meets the requirements for all of the common firearms in QLD, as is popular for most participants. This category covers people who are intending to use firearms for Sports/Target Shooting, Recreational Shooting (Hunting), Collecting Firearms and some occupations.
Examples of firearms in these categories include:
- Air Rifles
- Single and Double Barrel Shotguns
- Bolt Action, Lever Action and Pump Action Rifles
- Muzzle Loading Firearms
- Semi-Automatic Pistols and Revolvers
- Paintball Guns
Category C & D
Category C and D Firearms are generally for more specialised use , generally only used for occupational purposes such as primary producers, pest controllers, firearms dealers, armourers, instructors and theatrical ordnance suppliers. Examples of firearms in these categories include:
- Semi-Automatic Rifles
- Semi-Automatic and Pump Action Shotguns
Category M & R
Crossbows are classed as a Category M weapon in QLD. This course is suitable for anyone that requires a crossbow licence for sports / target, recreational, occupational or any other genuine reason. Category R Courses are by appointment only and covers everything from machine guns to .50 Calibre BMG cartridge weapons.