If you already have a Category H (Handgun) licence, and are a current or recent member of another approved club:

  1. Obtain a National Police Check certificate (information is on the ACT or NSW Firearms Registry pages)
  2. Obtain a letter from an official at your present or most recent club stating that you are (or have recently been) a financial member and an active shooter in good standing with that club
  3. Obtain two referee reports that state you are of good character
  4. Find your membership card for the Sporting Shooter’s Association Australia Inc. (if you are not a member then you need to join and obtain that card – see the SSAA website
  5. Fill out the SSPC Membership Application Form, including the declaration form
  6. See the fees payable information on our website
  7. Obtain a “safe handling” certificate from the Chief Instructor or delegate (sessions are generally available on the second Sunday of each month at 11am on Range D – but you must contact instructors@sspcact.org.au to book in)
  8. Check again that you have ALL the documentation required – your membership cannot be accepted unless you have it all
  9. Come to one of our monthly meetings with the paperwork above plus your ACT or NSW drivers licence, introduce yourself to the committee and your application for membership will then be processed
  10. You can choose to pay membership fees on the night (cheques preferred) or you can receive an invoice for membership fees from the Treasurer
  11. Once your fees have been paid you will be a financial member of SSPC ACT and can enjoy our facilities and comradeship.

If you do not hold a Category H (Handgun) licence and wish to train with us to achieve one:

  1. Read ‘The Training Process” on this website to learn it involves and check that you can commit to that process
  2. Obtain a National Police Check certificate (information is on the ACT or NSW Firearms Registry pages)
  3. Obtain two referee reports that state you are of good character
  4. If you aren’t already a member of the Sporting Shooter’s Association Australia Inc. you’ll need to join that association and receive an SSAA number (see the SSAA website)
  5. Fill out the SSPC Membership Application Form from our website, including the declaration form.
  6. See the fees payable information on our website
  7. Check again that you have ALL the documentation required – your membership cannot be accepted unless you have it all
  8. Come to one of our monthly meetings with the paperwork above plus your ACT or NSW drivers licence, introduce yourself to the committee and your application for membership will then be processed
  9. You can choose to pay membership fees on the night (cheques preferred) or you can receive an invoice for membership fees from the Treasurer
  10. Once your fees have been paid you will be a financial member of SSPC ACT and can arrange for your training to commence.  Our Chief Instructor will be at the meeting when you join and confirm a place for you on the first available course.
  11. If you live in NSW, arrange for a safe handling session with the Chief Instructor to be able to apply for your Probationary Pistol licence.

Australian Federal Police Resources

These are some of the relevant forms available on the Australian Federal Police website:

Licence Information Information and commonly asked questions about firearms licensing in the ACT.

Licence & Permit Fees A list of the fees and charges associated with firearms licensing and permits.

Firearm Categories A list of firearm categories as defined by the AFP.

Firearm Storage Information regarding the safe storage of firearms within the ACT.