Latest News from SSAA NSW

May
22
Outdoor ranges may now reopen at the discretion of their range management. SSAA NSW owned ranges must follow the previously distributed SSAA NSW Shooting Range Reopening Procedures document. Ranges not owned by SSAA NSW may use the procedures document as a guideline should they choose to but, are only required to comply with NSW Government health advice. Stage 1 SSAA NSW Shooting Range Reopening Procedures On Tuesday, 12 May, SSAA NSW released a framework document providing procedures for the...
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May
14
Stage 1 SSAA NSW Shooting Range Reopening Procedures On Tuesday, 12 May, SSAA NSW released a framework document providing procedures for the reopening of SSAA NSW owned ranges (and suggested procedures for other ranges). This document was based on the Premier’s announcement of the Stage 1 ease in restrictions for NSW, as well as consultation with government agencies. Stage 1 allows outdoor gatherings of 10 people, use of outdoor equipment and the reopening of community centres. Inquiries Re...
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May
12
Last week, the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s three-step plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions.  The Australian Government intends to achieve a "COVID-safe economy by July this year" with a progress review of the plan every three weeks. The NSW Premier has announced that “Stage 1” of the ease in restrictions will commence this Friday, 15 May 2020. Stage 1 allows for the reopening of outdoor ranges, in accordance with strict pandemic safety guidelines. Some changes to range operati...
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May
8
In early March, SSAA NSW advocated on behalf of all members in anticipation of escalating issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. SSAA NSW responded quickly to ensure that our members were not negatively impacted, as a result of not being able to meet their attendance requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions. Recently, we wrote to members with regards to the Firearms Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 . This amendment provides for a 12-month extension to the attendances reporting period f...
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May
6
SSAA NSW has been working with the Department of Primary Industries and various industry groups to advocate for hunting to recommence in NSW. We have been and continue to be part of the DPI’s working forum, advocating for the return of hunting.We can now report that this advocacy has produced a positive result and State Forests will reopen for hunting purposes.   Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced that from Friday 8 May 2020, NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licen...
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