Become a shooter

The procedure in becoming a shooter and owning a firearm differs slightly from state to state. Please refer to your state links for more information. State firearm legislation summaries and a list of registration department contact details can be found under Licensing & security and may be useful to new shooters. Join the SSAA and join more than 150,000 members
‘Introducing the SSAA’ video
‘Introducing the SSAA’ video

‘What is the SSAA?’ video
‘What is the SSAA?’ video

Australian Capital Territory
SSAA ACT - Become a shooter
ACT Firearms Registry

New South Wales
SSAA NSW - Applying for a licence
NSW Police Firearms Registry

Northern Territory
SSAA NT - General information
NT Firearms Policy & Records Unit

SSAA Queensland - Getting a licence
Queensland Weapons Licensing Branch

South Australia
SSAA SA - Obtaining a licence
SA Firearms Branch

SSAA Tasmania - General information
Tasmania Police Firearms Services

SSAA Victoria - Become a shooter
Victoria Licensing & Regulation Division

Western Australia
SSAA WA - General information
WA Police Licensing Services

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