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President
Tony Judd

0408 814 931

president@ ssaasa.org.au

General Enquiries
Junior Vice President
Brendan Atkinson

0419 849 452

junvice@ ssaasa.org.au

Range Development, Club Liaison & Mobile Range
Executive Officer
James Reeves

0499 554 498

executiveofficer @ssaasa.org.au

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Media Enquiries

President

0418 820 470

president@ssaasa.org.au

General Enquiries

Junior Vice President

0419 849 452

junvice@ssaasa.org.au

Mobile Air Rifle Range Hire and Firearms Safety Instruction

Executive Officer

0499 554 498

executiveofficer@ssaasa.org.au

Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, South Australia Incorporated

If you are a newcomer looking for an opportunity to try an exciting and challenging sport, or an experienced shooter wanting to improve your skills, meet new people or becoming more active, then you have come to the right place.

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Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, South Australia Incorporated

If you are a newcomer looking for an opportunity to try an exciting and challenging sport, or you are an experienced shooter wanting either to improve your skills, meet new people or becoming more active then you have come to the right place.

Read More

Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, South Australia Incorporated

If you are a newcomer looking for an opportunity to try an exciting and challenging sport, or you are an experienced shooter wanting either to improve your skills, meet new people or becoming more active then you have come to the right place.

Read More

Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, South Australia Incorporated

If you are a newcomer looking for an opportunity to try an exciting and challenging sport, or you are an experienced shooter wanting either to improve your skills, meet new people or becoming more active then you have come to the right place.

Read More

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As a SSAA member you’ll have access to shooting clubs, a national magazine and a great insurance package for your firearms at home and in the field.

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Calendar

This is the State Calendar for all events and meetings – such as State quarterly Council meetings, State AGMs, SA State Titles and National Titles, Field Days with the Mobile Air Rifle Range and more.

Clubs

Want information or contact details for a specific SSAA SA club? This is the link for you. You can search the State map and find the clubs near you.  View their facilities and see the disciplines they offer to decide which will best suit your style of shooting and/or collecting.

Resources

Looking for a form or document? Perhaps you need to review the rule book for a competition or need to read the fine print in the SA Firearms legislation, the Regulations or the SSAA Constitution? This is where you’ll find it.

“ Something for Every Shooting Enthusiast “

The SSAA’s shooting competitions, commonly referred to as ‘disciplines’, are the backbone of the Association and include the use of many types of firearms such as shotguns, pistols and revolvers and rimfire, centrefire, air and black powder rifles, depending on the discipline and competition concerned.

The Largest Shooting Organisation Representing Firearms Owners in Australia

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Sporting Shooters Association of Australia South Australia. (SSAA SA)

Our Clubs & Matches In South Australia the SSAA-SA state organisation is based around its clubs. Our clubs are structured to allow people to either participate in competitions or to sight in a new firearm for their next hunting trip. Many of our club matches are based firmly on field shooting and do not require a dedicated target firearms or equipment to start. Many of the matches are graded competitions so that it caters to the local club shooter as well as, national and international competitors. There is also a large variety of matches to suit nearly every type of firearm. A popular shooting discipline based around field shooting is Field Rifle. This match utilises rifles with open, peep or telescopic sights, and is an excellent way to improve your accuracy and develop your shooting position techniques at a variety of distances. Our Strength The State association recognises that our members are our strength. They come from all walks of life ― from doctors to boiler-makers and union organisers to company directors. We encourage all shooters to join us to protect our sport.
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Here’s a great article about SSAA hunters refusing to let wild venison go to waste as deer populations continue to grow and cause major environmental issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Note: firearm includes receivers of firearms.

The following has been extracted from the SA Firearms Act and Regulations. For further advice please contact SAPOL – Firearms Branch

Storage Requirements

Division 2 – Section 11.

11—Storage and security of firearms other than paint-ball firearms
(1) This clause—
(a) does not apply to, or in respect of, paint-ball firearms; and
(b) does not apply to a licensed dealer who has possession of a firearm in the
ordinary course of the business of dealing in firearms; and
(c) does not apply to a person who has possession of a firearm in the ordinary
course of the business of storing goods; and
(d) does not derogate from, and applies subject to, the conditions of a firearms
licence or permit held by a person.
(2) For the purposes of this clause, the total number of firearms taken to be kept at
particular premises will be determined by—
(a) aggregating the total number of firearms (other than paint-ball firearms) kept
at the premises on a permanent basis by a person who resides at the premises
as the person’s principal place of residence, or occupies the premises as the
person’s principal place of business (as the case requires); and
(b) if more than 1 person resides at the premises as the person’s principal place of
residence, or occupies the premises as the person’s principal place of business
(as the case requires)—by aggregating the total number of firearms (other
than paint-ball firearms) kept at the premises on a permanent basis by each
such person.

(3) When a firearm in the possession of a person is not in use, the person—
(a) must keep the firearm in a building or, subject to this clause, in an
outbuilding, at premises that constitute the person’s principal place of
residence or, if the firearm is in the possession of the person for the purposes
of the person’s business, the person’s principal place of business; and
(b) must secure the firearm at the premises as follows:
(i) if the total number of firearms kept at the premises is less
than 20 firearms and none of those firearms is a category C, D or H
firearm—
(A) where the firearm is kept under the main roof of the person’s
residence or place of business—subject to subclause (6), by
locking the firearm in a level 1 safe; or
(B) where the firearm is not kept under the main roof of the
person’s residence or place of business, or the firearm is kept
in an outbuilding—subject to subclause (6), by locking the
firearm in a level 2 safe; or
(C) subject to subclauses (6) and (7)—by locking the firearm in
a prescribed safe located in a building or outbuilding on the
premises; or
(D) in some other manner approved by the Registrar;
(ii) if the total number of firearms kept at the premises is less than
20 firearms and at least 1 of those firearms is a category C, D, or H
firearm (whether or not such a category of firearm is in possession of
the person)—
(A) subject to subclause (6), by locking the firearm in a level 2
safe located in a building or outbuilding on the premises; or
(B) subject to subclauses (6) and (7), by locking the firearm—
• in a level 1 safe located in a building or outbuilding
on the premises; or
• in a prescribed safe, located in a building or
outbuilding on the premises; or
(C) in some other manner approved by the Registrar;
(iii) subject to subparagraph (vi), if the total number of firearms kept at
the premises is 20 or more, but less than 35, firearms and not more
than 29 of those firearms are category H firearms (whether or not the
person possesses a category H firearm)—
(A) in accordance with the requirements of storage level 1; or
(B) in some other manner approved by the Registrar;
(iv) subject to subparagraph (vi), if the total number of firearms kept at
the premises is 35 or more, but less than 50, firearms and not more
than 29 of those firearms are category H firearms (whether or not the
person possesses a category H firearm)— (A) in accordance with the requirements of storage level 2; or
(B) in some other manner approved by the Registrar;
(v) subject to subparagraph (vi), if the total number of firearms kept at
the premises is 50 or more firearms—
(A) in accordance with the requirements of storage level 3; or
(B) in some other manner approved by the Registrar;
(vi) if the total number of firearms kept at particular premises is made up
of, or includes, 30 or more category H firearms (regardless of
whether the person possesses a category H firearm, or whether
firearms of another category or categories are kept at the premises)—
(A) in accordance with the requirements of storage level 3; or
(B) in some other manner approved by the Registrar

(4) The categories of offences for contraventions of subclause (3) are as follows:
(a) a contravention of subclause (3)(a) is a category B offence;
(b) a contravention of subclause (3)(b)(i) is a category C offence;
(c) a contravention of subclause (3)(b)(ii) is a category C offence;
(d) a contravention of subclause (3)(b)(iii) is a category B offence;
(e) a contravention of subclause (3)(b)(iv) is a category B offence;
(f) a contravention of subclause (3)(b)(v) is a category A offence;
(g) a contravention of subclause (3)(b)(vi) is a category A offence.
(5) Subclause (3)(a) does not apply if the person has obtained the approval of the
Registrar to keep the firearm at some other premises and the person complies with the
conditions of the approval (if any) imposed by the Registrar.
(6) If a prescribed safe, level 1 safe or level 2 safe weighs less than 150 kilograms when
empty, a person may only secure a firearm in the safe under this clause if the safe is
bolted to a solid concrete, brick, metal or timber floor, wall or other permanent
internal structure of the building or outbuilding (as the case may be) in which it is
located, with at least 2 solid anchor bolts.
(7) A person may only secure firearms in a prescribed safe or a level 1 safe under
subclause (3)(b)(i)(C) or (3)(b)(ii)(B) if—
(a) —
(i) the person was the owner of the safe, and the safe was used by the
person to secure the person’s firearms, immediately before the
commencement of this clause; and
(ii) either—
(A) a period of not more than 12 months has passed from the
commencement of this clause; or (B) notice is given in writing by the person to the Registrar not
more than 12 months after the commencement of this clause
that paragraph (a)(i) applies to the person (supported by
such evidence as is required by the Registrar), and the
Registrar has confirmed to the person in writing that the
notice was received by the Registrar; or
(b) —
(i) the person resides at, or occupies, premises with another person who
was the owner of the safe, and the safe was used by the owner to
secure the owner’s firearms, immediately before the commencement
of this clause; and
(ii) either—
(A) a period of not more than 12 months has passed from the
commencement of this clause; or
(B) the requirements of paragraph (a)(ii)(B) have been satisfied.
Note—
Clause 23 of this code of practice sets out further requirements in relation to the
shared use of safes by persons who reside at or occupy the same premises.

Division 2, Section 12—Ammunition Storage Requirements

 

(1) This clause—
(a) does not apply to a licensed dealer who has possession of ammunition in the
ordinary course of the dealer’s business; and
(b) does not apply to a person who has possession of ammunition in the ordinary
course of the business of storing goods; and
(c) does not derogate from, and applies subject to, the conditions of a firearms
licence or permit held by a person.
(2) When ammunition in the possession of a person is not in use, the person must keep the
ammunition at premises that constitute the person’s principal place of residence or, if
the ammunition is in the possession of the person for the purposes of the person’s
business, the person’s principal place of business unless—
(a) the person has obtained the approval of the Registrar to keep the ammunition
at some other premises; and
(b) the person complies with the conditions of the approval (if any) imposed by
the Registrar.
(3) A contravention of subclause (2) is a category B offence.
(4) A person who has possession of ammunition must, when the ammunition is not in use,
keep the ammunition—
(a) subject to any other Act or law, inside a building or outbuilding; and
(b) in a locked container separately from firearms.
(5) A contravention of subclause (4) is a category F offence that is expiable.
(6) For the purposes of subclause (4), if ammunition is kept in a safe or strongroom that
holds a firearm, the ammunition will be taken to be kept separately from the firearm
if—
(a) the ammunition is secured in a separate compartment or container within the
safe or strongroom to the firearm; and
(b) the compartment or container is secured with a key that cannot be used to
access the safe or strongroom

Please refer to the South Australian Firearms Act and Regulations for further details. Or contact the South Australian Police – Firearms Branch.

Additional Links

SSAA National Secuirty Information Magazine

SSAA National Licensing & security Page

ALWAYS REMEMBER

  1. Treat every firearm as if it is LOADED.
  2. Treat every firearm with respect. Ensure that the muzzle is always pointed in a safe direction.
  3. Clear your firearm before handing it to someone else.
  4. Clear the firearm after receiving if from someone else.
  5. When a firearm is unattended, it must be left in a safe and stable position.
  6. Never throw a firearm to someone else; this is stupid and dangerous. Do not attempt to catch a firearm thrown to you.
  7. Never shoot at a hard flat surface, or at the surface of water, as there is the possibility of ricochet.
  8. Always carry the firearm with a definite purpose, always having complete control of the firearm.
  9. Never POINT ANY firearm, LOADED or EMPTY, at anyone.
  10. Be sure of your target. Always identify your target before you fire.
  11. Do not cock the firearm or place your finger inside the trigger until you are ready to fire.
  12. Never fire whilst running. Always stop and take aim before firing.
  13. Every time a firearm is handled for any purpose other than firing, unload and visually check to ensure the firearm is safe.
  14. Check your ammunition. Old ammunition is not reliable.
  15. Store your firearm in a dry, secure place.
  16. Maintain your firearm in A1 condition.
  17. Remember, guns and alcohol don’t mix.

Branches should add such additional rules as are necessary for the management of their Ranges

Safety is the responsibility of everyone on the range.

Breaches of these rules may incur removal from the range, counselling and/or other disciplinary action.

  1. All persons on or near the firing line must pay attention to and obey all orders given by the Range Officer. (A range officer must be appointed at all times when there are two or more shooters using the range and must be easily identifiable by the wearing of distinctive clothing, hat or badge.)
  2. No shooting is permitted unless all red flags are flying as required.
  3. No handling of any firearm is permitted on the firing line while there are people down range.
  4. When moving around the range all firearms must be pointed in the air. They must be unloaded, have the action open and magazine removed.
  5. All firearms must be checked and cleared by a person other than the shooter before they are permitted to be taken from the firing line.
  6. All firearms should be secured adequately while not being used or under the direct control of the owner, Range Officer or delegate.
  7. All firearms musty be bagged or cased when moving to or from the car park to the firing line area.
  8. All targets must be placed so that spent projectiles will impact directly into the mound. No shooting at anything which may cause ricochets.
  9. No attempt is to be made to remove a stuck live round on any SSAA range. The firearm is to be made safe and removed from the line and the range. It should be taken to a gunsmith for the removal of the round.
  10. Ear and eye protection should be worn at all times when on or near the firing line. Failure to do so may affect any claim made in regard to an incident where injury might have occurred.
  11. In the interest of safety and good public relations, camouflage clothing, thongs and sandals are banned on the firing line.
  12. Absolutely no alcohol is permitted within the firing line area. No consumption is to be permitted for any person who is intending to shoot later on the same day. No person who is adversely affected by alcohol or a drug is to be permitted to handle firearms or to shoot.

The ‘Basic’ permit enables a person to hunt all species of introduced animals. To hunt duck and quail will require an ‘Open Season’ permit (quail and duck plus Basic) for the hunting of protected game. There is currently also an ‘Open Season Quail’ permit available for those not intending to participate in duck hunting. It is a requirement that prior to applying for an Open Season permit (which endorses Duck Hunting) an applicant must have first passed the Waterfowl Identification Test (WIT).

The Waterfowl Identification Test generally consists of the person having to undertake  2 x 3 hour training nights, followed by the actual DENR testing on the third night.

The course requires a minimum of 8 candidates for further information please email Tom Vartzokas or call on 08 8379803 or Mobile 0418 827895.

Juniors aged between 15 and 18 years old or sub-juniors under the age of 14 years can apply for a hunting permit.

In South Australia, the following species are classified as game and can be taken during a declared open season

  • Stubble quail
  • Pacific black duck
  • Grey teal
  • Hardhead (white-eyed duck)
  • Mountain duck (Australian shelduck)
  • Pink-eared duck
  • Maned duck (wood duck)
  • Chestnut teal
  • Blue-winged shoveler

In South Australia, the following species are classified as feral and can be taken any time on private property with permission from landowners.

  • Feral goat
  • Pig
  • Camel
  • Deer
  • Rabbit
  • Red fox
  • Starling
  • Domestic pigeon
  • European blackbird
  • Spotted turtle-dove

A basic Hunting Permit does not allow you to take:

  • protected animals (eg kangaroos)
  • domestic stock.

Hunting of feral animals is confined mainly to private property where you have been given written permission to hunt by the landowner. This permission must have been given within the previous six months.

Applicants wishing to apply for hunting on their licence will also need to apply for a hunting permit with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). Information and permit applications can be found at Information: DEWNR

Conservation and Hunting Alliance of South Australia (CHASA) Web Site

I will consider myself an invited guest of the land holder, seeking his or her permission and so conducting myself that I may be welcome in the future.

I will obey the rules of safe gun handling and will courteously but firmly insist that others who hunt with me do the same.

I will obey all game laws and regulations and will insist that my companions do likewise.

I will do my best to acquire those marksmanship and hunting skills that assure clean, sportsmanlike kills.

I will support conservation efforts that can assure good hunting for future generations of Australians.

I will pass along to younger hunters the attitudes and skills essential to a true outdoor sportsman.

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