Safety Courses

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IDRC Safety Courses will be postponed until further notice

Do you want to get a QLD Shooting Licence and need to complete a course in firearms safety?

Next firearms safety course(Cat A & B) – Sunday Morning – TBA

Firearms safety course costs $110 (cash payments only) and participants are required to bring photo ID, a cold drink and sensible outdoor clothing. The approved Weapons Safety Course entails a test on safety, a theory test on legislation and category A and B firearms (which will make more sense on the day) and a practical test, there is no prior knowledge or weapons handling experience required to complete the safety course.

The firearms course starts at 8:30am sharp and finishes at about 2pm, lunch is not provided, but please feel free to bring along a snack.  As places are limited bookings for the firearms safety course are essential.   Email us to secure your spot today.

As of 1 January 2015 the Federal Government requires anyone undertaking approved training (like the Safety Course) to have a Universal Student Identifier (USI).
Registered Training Organisations are unable to issue certificates unless a USI is provided by the student. A USI is free and can be obtained at:

Directions to Full Bore Range Ripley (Venue IDRC Clubhouse)

Eligibility to hold a Queensland Weapons Licence

Useful links below to various licence application forms with QPS;


New Weapons Licence forms

Note you must provide a copy of your statement of attainment obtained upon successful completion of this course with your application for a Cat A & B weapons licence to the QPS.  You must also provide a genuine reason within your application.  Note membership of a Club may be accepted as a genuine reason for firearm ownership. Click here to find out how to become a member of Ipswich and District Rifle Club.

Pictured: Safety Course assessment range.

Pictured: Safety Course assessment range.