and Acquiring a Rifle
have obtained your licence, you are able to use the Club rifles or the
rifles of other licence holders of the same category of approval as
yourself. When you decide that you wish to become more competitively
serious about the target sport that you have chosen, you might decide
that it is time to purchase your own rifle through an Approved Firearms
shopping around to find a rifle that suits your budget, also seek the
advice of experienced Club members who can guide you as to the most
appropriate rifle for your needs. Storage of your new firearm must also
be addressed at this point, and you may have to also purchase an 'approved'
storage container or make arrangements for storage in an approved
container such as the gun safe at your club.
have decided on a rifle, the next step is to apply to the Firearms
Registry for a "Permit to Acquire". Forms are available
from the Registry. Once again a 'cooling off' period applies following
of the application, but once you have received approval, you are able to
complete the transaction. If you are intending to purchase a rifle from
an existing Club member, the NSWRA is an Approved Firearms Dealer and
can also assist you in following the correct process.