Welcome to SSAA Sydney Branch

Welcome to the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Sydney Branch Inc, Australia's peak body for sporting shooters.

With more than 28000 members, we are not only the largest, but the most diverse shooting organisation in the state. We have 5 ranges with excellent shooting facilities and range staff to make your shooting experience safe, fun, and unique.

It’s SAFE because everyone involved with the sport takes the safety of all participants seriously. In fact, shooting is one of the safest sports around! We, as law abiding firearms owners, are regulated by some of the strictest gun laws, not only in Australia but worldwide.

It’s FUN because it’s a sport that allows anyone (over 12 of course) to participate on a level playing field; that makes it a great family sport. The shooting sports also offer a large variety of different disciplines that are challenging in many different ways and also encourage a strong sense of camaraderie amongst competitors.

And it’s UNIQUE because it’s one of the oldest Olympic sports and is a sport that you can enjoy in a group or as an individual. It doesn’t require a shooter to be the fittest, or the fastest or the tallest - everyone is welcome to participate. However, it does require skill, accuracy and consistency which makes for a very challenging sport.

The SSAA can help new shooters get involved in one of Australia's most challenging and exciting sports. Staff at our shooting ranges can help you through the membership process and conduct safety training to help you qualify for a firearms licence. Once you have been issued with your licence you are on the road to a pleasurable and rewarding sport.

Whether your interest is hunting, collecting, or target shooting - pistols, rifles or shotguns, the SSAA can help you.

To find out more about the SSAA Sydney Branch, explore this site.

James Walsh
SSAA (NSW) Sydney Branch Inc


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MOTHERS DAY TRY SHOOTING! Give your mum a gift with a bang and bring her to the SSAA Holroyd Rifle Range to try shooting! Friday 8th May, ages 12+ are welcome, all gear is supplied and cost is only $10. Click HERE to learn more.

SILVERDALE RANGE CLOSURE!  We have arranged for a contractor to come to the range during the last week in April to straighten the sandstone cliff at the rear of the 200yd target line. The contractor will also perform repairs to the 50m berm. As this will take a few days the Silverdale Range will be closed from April 27 through to 1 May, reopening on 2 May.

HORNSBY RANGE CLOSURE!  Hornsby Range will be closed to SSAA members this Sunday, 12 April, and on the 24th and 31st of May.  This is due to a Rifle Club event on the main range (we can't access the 100m range while the main range is being used at greater than 300yds).  We apologise for any inconvenience.

WE'RE HIRING!  We are seeking a keen and experienced Senior Range Officer for our Silverdale Shooting Range Facility. This position is full time and will require working ten days a fortnight, including every second weekend, on a rotating roster.  Make a living being part of the sport you love!  Click HERE for full details.

SPARE SEATS AT DEER BUTCHERING COURSE!  There are still some vacancies for our next Caping and Butchering course at Silverdale. For more information, click HERE

2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING!  SSAA Sydney Branch will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 24 June, 2015, in the Ballroom of the Bankstown Sports Club, commencing at 7.00 pm.  Nominations for the positions of Senior Vice President plus three ordinary Committee positions for three year terms are invited.  Put this in your diaries and be sure to attend to ensure your vote and voice are heard.  Click HERE for full details.

RANGE CLOSURE!  Hurstville Rifle Range will be closed to SSAA shooters until further notice while we renegotiate our tenure.  We apologise for any inconvenience.   UPDATE - A meeting with all stakeholders was held on the 29th January, revised operational policies were drafted and confirmed delivered to the lease holder on Friday 20th February.  The lease holder has since asked us to make a number of changes to our proposal, which we drafted and presented on the 5th March.  We are awaiting their decision.

GREYSTANES NOW OPEN SUNDAY NIGHTS!  We are pleased to announce that the Holroyd Rifle Range at Greystanes is now open on Sunday nights, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.  22LR rifles with standard velocity ammunition only.  Call Pam on 0417-834-386 for information.

DEER BUTCHERING & CAPING COURSE!  These are being held on selected Sunday's with classes now available from February to July 2015.  Held at the Silverdale Range, courses run for 6 hours and use locally harvested deer and live instruction to show you how to correctly process your own carcass.  Spaces are limited and pre-payment is required, so reserve your place now!  Please click HERE for full information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Give back to your sport and become a Range Officer. Volunteers are needed at our Silverdale, Hornsby, Hurstville and Greystanes ranges. Contact your local Range Manager or E-MAIL our Executive Officer for information.

The new constitution for SSAA Sydney branch is now in effect: CLICK TO READ

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The 2014 Branch AGM was held on Wednesday 21st May 2014 in the auditorium of the Canada Bay Club.

To view the newly elected executive and committee please CLICK HERE.

Put Something Back...

With over 30,000 members, the SSAA (NSW) Sydney Branch Inc. is by far the largest SSAA branch.  If you are a SSAA member living in or around Sydney, chances are that this is your Branch. Check your SSAA membership card (SYDNEY N01) to see if you are a Sydney Branch member.

The Branch owns the Silverdale range, has a 50% share in the St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre, and has access to three other ranges:  Holroyd, Hornsby and Hurstville.  Scores of members volunteer their time as range officers on those ranges, to provide facilities for members. The Branch is run by an elected Committee of 13 volunteers.  If you enjoy using these facilities, talk to us about how you can put something back into your club.

CLICK HERE to contact us