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President
David Handyside

0418 820 470

president@ ssaasa.org.au

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Junior Vice President
Brendan Atkinson

0419 849 452

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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 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.

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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 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

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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.

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SA GUN DEALERS TO REMAIN OPEN

After representations to both SAPOL and the relevant Ministers’ offices, it would seem that our government is prepared to consider a more measured approach to restricting our ability to purchase supplies at dealers. This particularly applies to our rural members, farmers and contract shooters.

Firearms dealers are specialist businesses and they and their employees are a vital part of our farming regions, activities and sport. Every endeavor must be made to support their viability.

The extraordinary statements by the Victorian Police Minister linking our Members’ wish to purchase firearms and ammunition, before the upcoming price rise, to domestic violence and lawbreaking is to be condemned in the strongest possible way.

The SSAA has been proactive in recommending the total closure of our ranges, despite the theoretical ability of small groups to shoot.

We are part of the community and will do everything possible to protect our Members, their families and the public at large.

WILD DOG BOUNTY

As part of the government’s drought relief package, Minister Whetstone has announced a $100,000 bounty for the culling of wild dogs at $120 per head.

This welcome move to assist farmers provides an opportunity for our Conservation and Wildlife Management group as well as our Farmer Assist programme and individual Members.

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WILD DOG DAYS NUMBERED UNDER NEW BOUNTY

Hon Tim Whetstone MP
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
Wednesday 1 April 2020

A $100,000 bounty scheme to support drought-affected farmers reduce the pressure from wild dogs begins today.

Announced as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $21 million drought package, the wild dog bounty offers landowners and pastoralists $120 per wild dog killed on their land.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the wild dog bounty will provide financial support to pastoralists in the outback and farmers suffering through extended drought conditions.

“The impact of wild dogs on the pastoral regions is significant, costing livestock producers almost $90 million every year,” said Minister Whetstone.

“That’s why the Marshall Liberal Government has allocated $100,000 to the bounty scheme to not only assist in reducing wild dog numbers but to provide extra income for drought-affected farmers.
“While only landholders will be able to collect the bounty, shooters are able to hunt the dogs where they are invited to do so by farmers.

“Given the current need to reduce non-essential travel to slow down the spread of coronavirus, it is important shooters do not go to farming areas to hunt dogs without specific permission of the landholder.

“We know tackling wild dog populations in South Australia requires a multi-pronged approach.
“The bounty adds to our Government’s integrated wild dog control program, which includes the $25 million Dog Fence rebuild project, coordinated wild dog ground and aerial baiting programs and an expanded trapper program.

“The wild dog bounty is an important element of the Government’s $21 million Drought Support Program to help those in need.

“The Marshall Liberal Government has again demonstrated its commitment to South Australia’s primary producers and regions by delivering for pastoralists and helping to protect our valuable $4.2 billion livestock industry.

“Our $21 million Drought Support Package provides immediate financial assistance with council rate and pastoral lease rent rebates, improved mental health outreach services as well as extra resources to help control wild dogs which can have devastating impacts for our pastoralists by driving sheep off farming lands.

“We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with South Australian farmers and will continue to work closely with the Federal Government to ensure support is being provided in a practical and efficient way.”

The bounty will only be paid to landholders, who must submit photographic evidence of each dog killed humanely on their land for verification. Further criteria and full details on how to submit claims are available at www.pir.sa.gov.au/wilddogbounty

The bounty scheme will run until 30 June 2021, or until the allocated funding is exhausted.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Storage and Security Requirements

Storage of Firearms for one to 19 firearms

Firearms Security Storage Quick Guide A3

Secure Your Gun Secure Your Sport

For legislation refer to the Firearms Act and Firearms Regulations.

Firearms Act 2015

Firearms Regulations 2017

 For further advice please contact SAPOL Firearms Branch

THE NATIONAL FIREARMS SAFETY CODE

1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
2. Your firearm is your responsibility.
3. Always ensure your firing zone is clear and identify your target beyond all doubt.
4. Never point a firearm at or near another person.
5. Never load a firearm until you are ready to shoot.
6. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
7. When you have finished shooting remove the magazine (if fitted), unload and then check that the chamber is empty.
8. Make sure that all firearms are transported securely to prevent misuse or theft.
9. Never allow unauthorised access to your firearm(s) or ammunition.
10. Do not climb fences or obstacles with loaded firearms.
11. Encourage safe and responsible handling of firearms in the field, on the range, and within the community.
12. Never mix shooting with alcohol or drugs.
13. Understand the operation of your firearm, keep it in good repair, and always use the correct ammunition.
14. Never store firearms and ammunition together. Ensure they are safely locked away when not in use.
15. Be familiar with the legal requirements for safe storage, firearms ownership, possession and use in your state or territory, or in the state or territory you are visiting.
16. Dispose of unwanted firearms lawfully. Surrender them to the police or sell them to or through a licensed dealer.

OBSERVE THE CODE: INSIST OTHERS DO THE SAME

National Firearms Safety Code

Safety is the responsibility of everyone on the range.

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

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

1. A Range Officer must be present at all times when there are two or more shooters using the range and must be easily identifiable by the wearing of a SSAA Range Officer Vest. All persons on or near the firing line must pay attention to and obey all orders given by the Range Officer.
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 an upright position, unloaded, action open, magazine removed where possible and have an orange or yellow empty chamber indicator inserted.
5. All firearms must be checked and cleared by a Range Officer or nominated 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. When moving to or from the car park to the firing line area all firearms must either be bagged or cased, or must be pointed in an upright position, unloaded, action open, magazine removed where possible and have an orange or yellow empty chamber indicator inserted.
8. All targets must be placed so that projectiles will impact directly into the mound. Only approved targets may be used.
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 firing line and the range. It should be taken to a qualified person for the removal of the round.
10. Ear and eye protection is recommended to 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.

Hunting

Department for Environment and Water (DEW) Hunting Info

Department for Environment and Water (Hunting Permits)

Hunting Permits

All hunting in South Australia is regulated under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (NPW Act) and the National Parks and Wildlife (Hunting) Regulations 2011.

If you wish to hunt in South Australia you must have a basic Hunting Permit unless you are:

  • destroying animals which are endangering human life.
  • destroying animals (other than protected species) that are causing damage to crops, stock or other possessions on your land (your own or employer’s property).
  • taking an animal under any other permit regulations.

 Protected native animals and hunting

 Most native mammals, reptiles and birds are fully protected. Without this protection many species could ultimately disappear forever. The NPW Act does allow for open seasons to be proclaimed so that certain species of protected game (duck and quail) can be hunted.

 Unprotected native animals, introduced animals and hunting

 Unprotected native animals are listed in Schedule 10 of the NPW Act. You must still have a Hunting Permit before you can hunt unprotected native animals or introduced animals,

Under the Act consideration is made for hunting and food gathering by Aboriginal people.

More information:

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

For further information or to determine whether you need a permit, please contact:

DEW Fauna Permits Unit
Phone: (+61 8) 8124 4972
Email: dewfaunapermitsunit@sa.gov.au

Duck Hunting

An open season duck hunting permit is required to take/hunt duck.

Department for Environment and Water (DEW) Hunting Info

Department for Environment and Water (Hunting Permits)

If you are applying for a duck hunting permit you must have sat and passed a Waterfowl Identification Test (WIT). You will require your WIT number to complete your application.

Waterfowl ID Training & Testing

To obtain a permit to participate in South Australia’s duck open hunting season, you must successfully complete a Waterfowl Identification Test. This test is for hunters to demonstrate that they can identify waterbirds and each bird’s conservation status to ensure the right species are targeted.

The test is conducted by the Department for Environment and Water.

Training

Conservation and Hunting Alliance of South Australia (CHASA) provides comprehensive training in waterfowl identification to enable intending duck hunters to sit their Waterfowl Identification Test with confidence.

Courses are run on a regular basis before and during the hunting season, and are subject to demand.

The course costs $65, which covers tuition and all training literature including printed reference material and videos. Training normally takes place after hours.

To attend CHASA’s waterfowl identification training please complete the application form and return to CHASA by post or email.

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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