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.
XMAS RANGE CLOSURES!
Holroyd - Open 19 December, closed from 20 December to 8 January, reopens on 9 January, then open Friday nights.
Hornsby - Closed from 21 December, reopens on 11 January to resume normal Sunday afternoon operation.
Hurstville - Open 22 December, closed from 23 December, reopens on 8 January at 6pm, then each Monday and Thursday night.
Silverdale - Closed from 24 December through to 1 January, reopens 2 January, then open 7 days a week except for 3rd Sunday of month and public holidays.
St Marys - Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, with early closing on the 19th, 24th and 31st December.
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 held on the 3rd Sunday of each month 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.