CHANGE TO COMPLIANCE PERIOD – MORE TIME TO COMPLETE ATTENDANCES
PREVIOUS COMPLIANCE PERIOD DEADLINE
As you know that the compliance period deadline for longarms, collecting and hunting attendances is March 31st of each year.
SSAA NSW worked hard and was able to ensure that during COVID that attendances were not looked at by the NSW Registry. In effect this current reporting season that ends of 31st March 2023 was the first post COVID time where licence holders were required to complete attendances.
CHANGE TO COMPLIANCE PERIOD – WIN FOR MEMBERS
SSAA NSW has advocated strongly that due to this being the first reporting season that must be done post COVID and for a better alignment of reporting generally, that the compliance date for attendances be moved to June 30th.
This gives members an additional 3 months to complete mandatory attendances for those who are required to and ensure that there is a more streamlined approach to attendances so people can time their attendances beyond the traditional summer / new year period where there is always a lot of people at the range.
SSAA NSW State President Lance Miller, CEO Jai Rowell and Firearms Regulatory and Compliance Peter Szaak have just (20/03/23) left a face to face meeting with the NSW Firearms Registry where there was agreement for the change in the compliance date. The change is effective immediately, meaning the compliance period for SSAA NSW is now June 30th, 2023, and no longer 31st March 2023.
This gives everyone who is in the process of completing attendances to have an additional three months to complete those attendances. For those Members who have already completed their attendances, that is fantastic and please note the next compliance period will commence July 1st 2023 and conclude June 30th 2024. This doesn’t stop you attending a range and competing in shoots anyway.
SSAA NSW Pistol Clubs and non SSAA NSW Branches and Clubs will also be able to change their compliance period deadline.
This is a great outcome for Members, and we thank the NSW Firearms Registry for working collaboratively with SSAA NSW on this important matter. Also, a big thank you to Members who contacted SSAA NSW asking us to work towards a date change. By all working together, another success has been achieved.