In order to obtain a firearm, licence you must.
- be a resident of NSW
- be at least 18 years of age
- be a fit and proper person to have access to firearms
- have successfully completed a firearms training and safety course applicable to the type of firearm licence you’re applying for
- be able to provide evidence to justify your genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm.
Regular Try Shooting Days held across NSW
Many of our NSW ranges offer Try Shooting Days where you can try the sport for yourself under the careful guidance of Try Shooting Instructors. Head to our events page to discover upcoming Try Shooting events near you.
Firearms licences are regulated by the Firearms
Registry, keeping the sport safe for all shooters.
Sports shooting offers a diverse range of disciplines and competitions, with something for everyone.
Across NSW, our ranges offer regular competitions, prize shoots and events for SSAA Ltd members. These events are run by dedicated volunteers and encourage community involvement and support for all competitors.
Shooting is one of the few sports that encourages and caters for the participation of young and old, male and female and all abilities.
Shooting made its Olympic debut at the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens in 1896. It was then
staged at most editions of the Games. Women made their shooting debut at the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Mexico City in 1968 originally competing in men’s events.
From just five shooting events at the first modern Olympic Games the shooting sports to 15 today, the sport has grown steadily alongside the advance in firearms technology.