Next Firearm Safety Course: 21st September 2019
Firearm Safety Courses
In order to obtain a Queensland Firearms Licence, applicants must first obtain a “Statement of Attainment” showing that they have completed an approved safety training course for weapons (within the previous 12 month period).
At Caboolture Clay Target Club we employ the services of Glenn Walker or Asset Training Services who are both registered trainers. Both run courses at Caboolture Clay Target Club on alternate months. The cost is $120.00.
To obtain your Queensland Firearms Licence you are also required to demonstrate a “genuine reason” to possess a firearm. Membership of an approved club such as ours is one such reason.
Applying for a Queensland Firearms Licence can be daunting for the first-timer; we can guide you through the application process to make it as easy as possible and prevent any unneccessary delays from incorrect paperwork.
Since 2015 all students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To find out more information and to apply for a USI, please follow this link: https://www.usi.gov.au/about
You can find out more about how to obtain a weapons licence, including all the forms you need, at Qld Weapons Licensing.
Firearm Safety Course
The Firearm Safety Course costs $130.00 and goes for approximately 5 hours.
Please bring along payment for the course and some writing materials. Covered shoes are required.
Tea, coffee and sausage sizzle lunch will be provided.
Looking for a great team building exercise? Maybe you want your buck’s or hen’s party to start with a bang?
Our very popular group clay target shooting sessions are designed for groups to shoot clay targets in a closed session. Experienced and novice shooters welcome.
We can provide catering for your group if required or provide facilities for you to do your own catering. A licensed bar is available after 11am, for those people who have completed their shooting for the day. Prizes and awards can be arranged if required or you may bring your own.
Bookings are available on the first 3 Saturdays of the month. Please contact us so that we can ensure your visit can be accomodated.
All programs start at 8:30am and would generally run for two or three hours. Closed-in shoes must be worn and all participants will need some form of photo ID such as a drivers licence or school ID. All ages are welcome but please note that the legal minimum age for juniors is 11 years old.
The club has a range of shotguns available for all ages and skill levels.
$55 per person which includes
- 20 targets
- Ammunition to suit
- Brief DVD introduction
- Brief safety instruction
- Use of club gun
Next available booking dates:
- Saturday 10th August
- Saturday 7th September
For more information, please contact:
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long do group bookings take?
Group bookings take approximately 2 to 3 hours depending on the number of people shooting at any one time.
- Is it safe?
Clay target shooting is one of the safest sports you can take part in. We are governed by strict legislation and guidelines and we take safety very seriously. At no time will an inexperienced or unlicensed shooter be unsupervised while shooting.
- Can I bring my Father’s / Grandfather’s / Uncle’s gun?
No. Unless you are a licensed shooter you cannot have a gun in your possession. We have a variety of club guns available for you to use.
- Do I need a license?
Not at this stage. You will be required to sign a form in which you declare that you do not have a criminal record or Domestic Violence order. If you wish to continue shooting beyond an occasional beginner / novice session, you will need to obtain a licence by attending a one day safety course, which we are very willing to assist you with.
- I have heard about recoil and I am very nervous about it, should I still give it a try?
Most definitely! Our instructors see a wide range of shooters and we are experienced in dealing with nervous shooters. With a properly positioned gun and good instruction your perceived recoil will be minimal; however, we have small and lighter guns available using smaller cartridges and therefore less recoil.
- Can I bring my child along?
Children 11 years and older are allowed to shoot and we have smaller guns for them to use if required.
Children under 11 cannot shoot but we have a playground for them or they can watch from outside the safety barrier.
- I have a physical disability, can I still shoot?
Shooting is a great sport for a number of physically disabled people. If you are able to see the target (one eye is ok) and hold the gun safely, then you are able to shoot. Wheelchairs can be accommodated subject to the ground not being wet, but we hope to upgrade our facilities to accomodate disabled people.
There is a strong para-trap competition now, and we want to be a part of it!
- Can I bring my own food and drinks and make a day of it?
You are welcome to bring your own food. We have a licensed bar which is open from 11am on Saturdays and alcohol may be purchased if you have completed your shooting session.
Want to Join The Club?
Becoming a member of Caboolture Clay Target Club provides you with many benefits. You will have access to our premier shotgun facility, special discounts and will be covered by our insurance policy. Not to mention being part of a great community and a fun sport!