To become a member of Mount Petrie Bowmen you must complete an Archery Certificate Course or equivalent, at our Club or another Archery Australia or World Archery affiliated club. If you can demonstrate current or previous membership of an Archery Australia or World Archery affiliated club we may waive this requirement or ask you to demonstrate your proficiency. Refer to the Club policy Requirements for Acceptance as an Ordinary Member.
Membership is taken for a period of 12 months and is renewable on the anniversary of joining.
Joining the Club
When you join Mount Petrie Bowmen you will also affiliate to our state governing body, South Queensland Archery Society (SQAS) and to our national governing body, Archery Australia.
Applying for membership is done via the Archery Australia website. Before proceeding, you will need to read Applying for MPB Membership Online for instructions on how to apply.
New Member Equipment
If you have your own equipment at the time you join the Club you must arrange for it to be inspected for compliance with World Archery target archery standards, before you start to shoot. For further information refer to the Archery Australia Shooting Rules.
Renewing & Updating Your Details
You make changes to your personal details and renew your membership annually via the Archery Australia web site. Instructions on how to do this are included in your membership renewal notice that will be emailed to you.
If you are a financial member of an Archery Australia affiliated club, or an overseas World Archery affiliated association you can shoot as a visitor on Saturdays, and Tuesday and Thursday nights on payment of a $10.00 fee. Financial members of the Archery Alliance, (ie., ABA, 3DAAA and FAA) of Australia may shoot at the Club four times in a calendar year on Saturdays, and Tuesday and Thursday nights on payment of a fee – see our Fee Schedule. All visitors must comply with Archery Australia rule s.220.127.116.11, Archery Australia Shooting Rules. Specifically, a compound bow with a variable peak weight range above 60lb cannot be used. For other bows, the maximum draw weight, as measured at the archer’s draw length, cannot exceed 60lbs.
Fair Play Vouchers – What are They?
Mount Petrie Bowmen is a registered activity provider for the Queensland government Fair Play Program. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child or young person, which can be used towards membership and introductory course fees. For further information go to the Fair Play website.
Member Handbook – a comprehensive guide to Club protocols, age divisions, dress code, shoot distances, and so on.