Process of apply A,B and H firearms licence
Category A and B (Sport/ Target shooting, hunting)
- Join a rifle club online here or contact them on 02 8805 3900. Sporting Shooters Association of Australia is the largest rifle club to date.
- After you receive your firearms license application form and membership card from your rifle club, then you can make a booking for your firearms safety awareness course. Call us on 02 9796 0600 for booking and more information.
Once above steps are complete, the application is ready to be sent to NSW police firearms registry via the Service NSW website and processing takes approx 6 to 8 weeks. (Possibly more)
**You will need to attend enough times to validate you license. For SSAA, you are required to attend 4 times for sport/target shooting and 2 times for hunting per year.
**Minors must be at least 12 years old to apply for a minors permit. Parents/ Guardians must contact NSW police firearm registry on minors behalf.
Category H ( Sport/ Target shooting)
- Join a pistol club. To join a pistol club, you must visit the range between 6 to 9 pm Monday to Friday and see each club official personally. NO pistol club offer online membership. All potential members must meet club secretaries to discuss potential membership. The range has clubs visiting every week Monday to Friday.
Cost of membership varies per club.
- Once you find the best Pistol Club that fits your schedule ,you will pay them a fee and they will provide you with Proof of Club membership and conduct a Safety Course on Pistol Safe handling.You will receive a certificate once it is completed.
Once above steps are complete, the application is ready to be sent to NSW police firearms registry via the Service NSW website and processing takes from 6 to 8 weeks, possibly more.
After you receive your Category H license, the first year is a Probationary licence, you will need to attend enough to validate you license. For more information, please ask your pistol club official.
Notes: All clubs are different, they are run by people who volunteer their time to run the club, they DO NOT get paid, being a member is a privilege, not a right. Clubs may refuse any one from joining with no reason given. Clubs are NOT businesses. By joining a club you are accepting to follow all rules/ regulations the clubs has advised you on. So choose wisely. Talk to a few clubs before making your decision.
**The range DOES NOT obtain club membership fees/information/rules/regulations.
**Minors must be at least 12 years old to apply for a minors permit. Parents/Guardians must contact NSW police firearm registry on minors behalf.
**Whilst each pistol club has their own rules/regulations, all range users must comply with range safety rules/range standing orders.
**Anyone who breaches any range safety rules/ standing orders will be banned from the range facility regardless of club membership status without refund of fees paid – SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS!