The Queensland Rocketry Society Inc. (QRS) was formed in 2007 by five rocketry enthusiasts from around South East Queensland. This group of like-minded individuals wanted to create a club to enjoy and promote model rocketry for enthusiasts of all ages.
Since then, the QRS has established and/or implemented:
- monthly launches;
- full public liability insurance;
- CASA approval to launch up to 5,000ft (approx. 1.5km);
- an incorporated association;
- a formal and internationally-recognised certification process;
- press coverage and support from local and state governments; and
- a strong membership base which is growing.
Our public launches are indisputably the largest in Australia, with over 500 spectators regularly attending. Spectators are able to get close-up see how rockets work and experience the power and excitement of rocket being launched.
The aim of the QRS is to promote amateur rocketry as a fun, safe and educational recreational pursuit.
The QRS is committed to providing member services and supporting rocketry events including the annual Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge.
The QRS is happy to provide support and information to schools and other community groups for rocket related programs for students and other participants.
The QRS is constantly expanding all aspects of rocketry, and aims to provide every member, no matter what age or ability, the opportunity to participate in the hobby. This includes small hobby rockets, large high-power rockets, strange rockets, composite or hybrid motors, and everything in between.
Finally, no one person makes up the Queensland Rocketry Society. A club is only as strong as its members, so every member is valued equally and given every opportunity to succeed at their level and to assist the club achieve its goals.
Contact the QRS via the details shown on the Contacts Page for further details.