Media centre

SSAA National employs journalists and other media professionals who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and who have previously worked in both the commercial and not-for-profit arenas. As journalists know, credibility can be easily destroyed. As a result, journalists should do everything in their power to get their stories and facts right the first time around. When writing about firearms, it is easy to get it wrong unless you are a sporting shooter or have personal experience with the topic. SSAA National welcomes and encourages contact from working journalists and offers the following resources.

Fast facts for journalists
How has gun ownership changed in Australia since 1996?

About us
Click here to see a summary of SSAA National’s departments and learn more About us

Our magazines
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Press releases
Click here to read SSAA National’s Press releases

Media packs
To order a SSAA media pack, please contact the National Media & Publications office:
Phone 08 8272 7100
Fax 08 8272 2945
PO Box 2520, Unley, SA 5061

National Media Contacts State Media Contacts
Business hours
08 8272 7100
After hours
Kate Fantinel - 0429 011 282
Matthew Godson (Hunting and Wildlife Management) - 0448 887 079
If you have state-based media inquiries, see our State Media Contacts.

Image library
SSAA National offers a number of images for use by working journalists and professional media outlets. Click here for images of hunting, SSAA shooting disciplines and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

A Journalist’s Guide to Firearms and the Shooting Sports
SSAA National has released a 70-page guide to firearms and the shooting sports to aid journalists when reporting on stories that contain firearm-related information.

Written by journalists for journalists, A Journalist’s Guide to Firearms and the Shooting Sports aims to provide a crash course in information about firearms, the shooting sports and recreational hunting, which, we hope, will assist in the correct delivery of accurate information.

The book is a handy guide to Australian laws on firearm possession and use, as well as a brief description of more than a dozen shooting competitions the SSAA runs across the country.

Journalists or media organisations wishing to order a copy of the guide at no charge can email

Journalists wishing to discuss the guide or seeking media comment can contact SSAA Media Officer Kate Fantinel on 0429 011 282.

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