Archery is one of the world’s oldest sports and is popular for people of all ages, gender and levels of physical ability. There are many different disciplines of archery (eg. target, field and flight) that can be enjoyed as a hobby, for therapeutic benefits or as a competitive sport. Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo was given the honour of lighting the Olympic and Paralympic flames in Barcelona in 1992.

Download our archery fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Contact your local archery club for information about come and try days, beginner courses and membership. For a list of archery clubs in Queensland, click here.


Development opportunities are provided through local club programs and governing bodies for the sport.

Group of members with varying disabilities at a come and try archery day

Competition opportunities and pathways

Archers with a disability can compete in club competitions, regional events, national and international competitions including the Archery Australia national championships and the Paralympics.

Archers have to be classified to compete nationally and internationally.


Beginners can access archery equipment through local clubs. Competitive archers are encouraged to purchase their own equipment.

Other roles

You don’t have to be an archer to be involved. You can make a contribution as a club volunteer, coach, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information, contact your local archery club.

Working with mainstream sport

We are pleased to welcome Archery Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in archery as archers, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

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