Peter Johnson and Mark Filtness, both 47,
were arrested in Cairns on Friday morning and charged with
offences under the state's new anti-bikie gang laws.
The pair were granted bail in the Cairns
Magistrates Court about 4.30pm (AEST) on Friday.
The men must surrender their passports and
are due to reappear on November 1.
They were arrested on Friday morning and
each face one charge of being a participant in a criminal
organisation entering a prescribed place.
The court heard that the pair told police
they had been members of the Odin's Warriors for 20 years.
Their lawyer, Philip Bovey, said the pair
had been at the gang's clubhouse as both of their flats were
located on the same property.
He said the men were arrested shortly
after Johnson visited Cairns Police Station to ask whether
it was against the law for him to be living on the same
property as the clubhouse.
Mr Bovey argued the men didn't pose a
flight risk or a threat to the community.
He said Johnson had no criminal history,
while Filtness had only been convicted on minor charges in
2000 and in the 1980s.
Johnson works as a diesel fitter in Weipa
on Cape York and Filtness is a truck driver.
Police prosecutors opposed bail, saying
the men were a flight risk as the club could provide
They argued that the pair could flee as
they face a mandatory six month jail term if convicted.
But Magistrate Trevor Black granted both
men bail, saying they would not be a flight risk.
He also indicated he needed time to read
over and understand the new laws before the proceedings
"I just downloaded something off the
internet to try to catch up with this legislation," Mr Black