Welcome to our Joining Page!!

We are happy to see that you are checking out how to become a member of the Sporting Shooters Pistol Club (SSPC).

We welcome individuals, couples and families from all walks of life to what we believe is a dynamic and challenging sport, where your skills of concentration and discipline are put to the test, but in a safe and secure fun filled environment.

But more importantly, everybody is encouraged to participate in a sport that provides competition with other members or just gaining greater individual skills.

Please have a read though the below to get an idea of what some of the steps are to joining what we think is a great group or individual sport.

The membership process at a glance.

To obtain membership of the Sporting Shooters Pistol Club Inc. ACT you will need to assemble some mandatory documents (a National Police Check, two referee reports and the Member Application form) and also join the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.  You can be then accepted by our Committee of Management, pay the requested fees and become a financial member.

If you require training to apply for a firearm licence, then after all the formalities are completed you will be given a tour of the SSPC ACT range complex by the New Members Coordinator on an organised Saturday morning to orientate yourself with the complex and to gain an insight into training requirements – the safe handling of firearm modules and the individual training discipline rotations with our endorsed and qualified instructors.

Once you have successfully completed all the training modules and undertaken the written assessment, you will be able to acquire endorsement from the Club Registrar to apply for a Category H firearms licence.

The new member training period takes six months to complete and in that time you will participate in competitions and get to know the other members. This participation also provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the different disciplines within the overall SSPC Club under the supervision of an experienced instructor, who will be able to answer questions as well as providing additional guidance.

There are several week day and weekend disciplines that can be fun as well as competitive.

If you would like to find out more about joining our club and participating in what we believe is a great individual or family sport please contact the New Members Coordinator at New Members stating your full name and residential address (ACT or NSW) and the Coordinator will provide further details of the application process and requirements.


Except for August, December and January, the SSPC welcomes new members throughout the year.

Australian Federal Police Resources

A listing of some of the relevant forms available on the Australian Federal Police website:

Licence Information

Information and commonly asked questions about firearms licencing in the ACT.

Licence & Permit Fees

A list of the fees and charges associated with firearms licencing 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.