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.
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 has been set for 29th January, we are progressing this as a priority.
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.
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.
HORNSBY COLLECTORS MEETING! A collectors meeting will be held at the Hornsby Range on Sunday, 1st March with a 3.30pm - 4pm start once the days shooting has been completed. This is a great chance to get your Category G attendance recorded before the March 31st deadline!
ST MARY'S COLLECTORS MEETING! A collectors meeting will be held at the St Mary's Indoor Shooting Centre on Monday, 9th February at 7pm in the upstairs auditorium (theme is "ANZAC 100 Year Anniversary"). This is a great chance to get your Category G attendance recorded before the March 31st deadline!
YOUNG GUNS 2015! An exciting new program for youth between 12 and 21 years of age has been launched at the St Mary's Indoor Shooting Centre. Receive an introduction to target shooting, hunting, collecting and firearm maintenance. Come to the introduction session on Saturday, 31st January at 12.30pm or click HERE for the brochure.