seeking to register a firearm for recreational hunting or vermin
control, must be a member of an approved hunting club, or provide proof
that they have the permission of an owner or occupier of land (or the
National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Department of Land and Water
Conservation, the Forestry Commission or other authority prescribed in
the Regulations). Many NSWRA affiliated clubs are also approved as
seeking a Collectors licence must be a member of collectors club or
society. Many NSWRA affiliated clubs are also approved as Collectors
A 28 day
waiting period applies to the issuing of all licenses/permits.
does not represent pistol or shotgun sports, although individual Clubs
may participate in such activities through dual affiliation to other
approved shooting associations.
target shooting clubs are required to participate a minimum of four
times per year. Hunting club members must participate at least twice per
year. Collectors must attend at least one meeting every 12 months.
Firearms Licence Categories
members are encouraged to apply for a licence in both Category 'A' and
Category 'B' in order to permit participation in all target sports
represented by the NSWRA.
Regulations and also under our Standard Shooting Rules for Australian
Rifle Clubs, participation is permitted for holders of a licence in the
Rimfire rifles (other than self loading)
[also covers Shotguns (other than pump action or self
[also covers Shotgun / rim fire rifle combinations]
Muzzle loading firearms (other than pistols)
Centre fire rifles (other than self loading)
[also covers Shotgun / centre fire rifle combinations]
C and D relate to self loading rifles and shotguns that are not
allowed by the NSWRA in our competitions or practices.
H relates to pistols and revolvers that are also not allowed by the
NSWRA in our competitions or practices.
provides for temporary recognition of interstate licences for the
purposes of participating - "in a shooting competition approved by
the Commissioner (or for such other purposes as may be prescribed by the
regulations. This includes hunting where one has written
permission)." The licensee must hold a corresponding licence in
their home state for the particular category of firearm - A,B or H.
Licence holders who move to NSW permanently must notify the Commissioner
in writing of their intention. In which case their out-of-state licence
for category A and B firearms is valid for a period of three months.
many junior shooters who are members of the NSWRA. A 'Minor's firearm
training permit' may be applied for by an applicant who is at least 12
years of age and demonstrate that they have the written permission of a
parent or guardian. They must have also received safety instruction and
obtained a Firearms Safety Awareness Certificate. A 'Minor's firearm
training permit' authorises the holder to use a firearm of a specific
category when receiving safety training under the supervision of a
licensee who holds a permit for a similar category. Minor's permits
expire three months after the holder's 18th birthday, at which time they
must apply for a full firearms licence.