It's time for the Government to get serious...

We all know that the issue is illegal firearms and the criminals that use them to commit crime – this has been SSAA NSW’s mantra for years. We’ve also been calling for the Government to commit more resources to frontline police and border forces to address this issue and get illegal  firearms off the streets and out of the community. The farce that is the NFA and the Adler fiasco have done nothing but further restrict law abiding firearms owners – criminals by their very nature don’t abide by the law. It’s time for the Government to get serious and focus on the real problem. Read Sporting Shooters Association of Australia's call to action here.

Reason to celebrate National Volunteer Week

SSAA NSW Urbenville/Woodenbong Branch was a recipient when, to mark National Volunteer Week from 8 May, Federal Member of Parliament Barnaby Joyce distributed Australian Government grants to 50 volunteer organisations throughout his New England electorate.

SSAA NSW Urbenville/Woodenbong Branch President Brendan Fletcher says the $5,000 grant will go towards updating computer and electronic equipment at the range, including audio and video facilities, and construction and power tools to assist with maintenance.

“It will help our volunteers not to have to use their own gear and equipment. We’re very grateful and appreciative,” he says.

“The grants enable local organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport,” says Barnaby.

“The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give to our community represents what Australian communities are all about: giving a helping hand. I’m glad to see that our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work.”



2017 SSAA NSW 5-Stand State Titles

Members of all target shooting groups welcome

5-Stand comps Griffith

Where: SSAA NSW Griffith Branch, Rankin Springs Road, Griffith, NSW 2680

When: 13–14 May from 9.30am

Competitions: SSAA NSW 5-Stand State Titles

Prizes: State Champion sash, medallions and prizes. SSAA members’ selection for NSW Shotgun Team to compete at the New Zealand championships in November.

Grades: AA, A, B, C (Open category only)

Rules: SSAA 5-Stand rules

Nominations: Open $130

                           Ladies/Veterans (60+ years) $110

                           Juniors (under 18, under 15) $65

Entry: Free

Free camping with hot showers and toilets. Food and drink available on site.

The SSAA NSW Discipline AGM will be held at the end of competition on Saturday.

Further information: Jamie Cirillo 0447 681 600  Greg Allen 0409 444 955  Jan Jacka 0417 459 053  Warren Brown 0428 623 161


SSAA NSW Goulburn President offers balanced view

It's the person, not the gun


Read SSAA NSW Goulburn Branch President Ken Kenchington's response in the Goulburn Post to public perception of firearm ownership.

Ken points out that respect for firearms and other people is essential, and invites first-timers to try their skill at shooting at the club's Try Shooting Day on Sunday 23 April, Goulburn Rifle Range on Rifle Range Road, from 1pm

Unlicensed shooters 12 years and over can test their skills using a .22 calibre rimfire rifle, after receiving safety instruction, and are under the one on one supervision of an accredited instructor at all times. Children under 18 must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian. 

Victorian illegal hunters crossing the NSW border – Game Licensing Unit reports

Troy Hogarth, Compliance Team Leader, Game Licensing Unit, tells ABC radio's Louise Ayling that parts of NSW’s south-east are hotspots for illegal hunters who hold licences in Victoria.

SSAA NSW supports reporting illegal hunting activities to the Shut the Gate on Illegal Hunting report line on 1800 SHUT IT (1800 748 848).

Hear the full broadcast interview here.

Download SSAA NSW Standard Branch Constitution here