About QTS

Welcome to Queensland Target Sports (QTS)

QTS is the state governing body for Smallbore and Air Rifle shooting in Queensland.

Our mission is to promote shooting across Queensland, Increase participation in the sport of shooting and facilitate pathways for athletes to achieve

QTS Inc is a Queensland based not for profit Association which supports Olympic Rifle Shooting within Queensland and Australia. QTS Inc is affiliated with Target Rifle Australia Inc.

QTS Inc supports the following types of Rifle shooting through it’s many affiliated clubs throughout Queensland:

  • 10 Metre .177 Air Rifle
  • 50 Metre .22 Target Rifle – Prone and 3 Position
  • Bench Rest .22 Rifle Target and Sports Rifle
  • Prone Metallic Silhouette .22 Sports Rifle

Structure

Queensland Target Sports (QTS)

QTS is the state governing body for Smallbore and Air Rifle shooting in Queensland.

Target Rifle Australia (TRA)

Target Rifle Australia Limited is the National Federation organisation responsible for State Member bodies inc Queensland, for the Olympic and Paralympic sports of Small Bore and Air Rifle Shooting.

Shooting Australia (SA)

Shooting Australia is the nation’s peak body for target shooting sports.

International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is the governing body of the Olympic shooting events in riflepistol and shotgun (clay target) disciplines, and of several non-Olympic shooting sport events. 

History

The formation of QTS dates back prior to the first World War. Shooting using .303 inch rifles fitted with the .22 inch Morris Tube with the Brisbane Miniature Rifle Club was conducted in the quarry near Central Railway Station.  A range was later established at the intersection of Wickham and Boundary Streets in Fortitude Valley.

At these times Queensland Small Bore rifle Association (QSBRA) operated under the Queensland Rifle Association (QRA) and in 1968 moved to Belmont onto land which had been allocated to QRA, and established a new range.

From 1970 QSBRA operated on its own at Belmont with an upgrade of facilities for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.  The facilities were again upgraded with the assistance of the Queensland Government to cater for Olympic training, and to provide scope for the conduct of major international events in the future.

QSBRA became incorporated in 1987.  The name of the Association was changed to Queensland Target Sports (QTS) in 2004.