Target pistol shooting is a fun and challenging sport for people of all ages. In New South Wales, before you can start pistol shooting you need to get a pistol licence. Below are the steps to getting your pistol licence and becoming a member of Parkes Pistol Club. If you already have a pistol licence, you only need to complete steps 3 & 4.
Getting Your Pistol Licence
The first step is to contact the NSW Police Firearms Registry and request a Probationary Pistol Licence application form. Application forms can be requested using the Online Firearms Licence Application Request or calling 1300 362 562.
You can find details how to apply in the Probationary Fact Sheet.
Complete a Pistol Safe Handling Course to learn how to shoot a pistol safely. Contact one of our club's authorised trainers below to arrange a time to complete the course held at the Deep Lead Shooting Complex:
David Tanks 02 6863 1127
Nate Hosking 02 6864 2448
Download and Print a Pistol Safe Handling Form.
After successfully completing the training, you will be issued with a Completion Certificate.
Download and Print the Completion Certificate.
Join the NSW Sporting Shooters Association Australia (SSAA) using the SSAA Membership Portal.
Parkes Pistol Club is affiliated with the SSAA and all club members are required to join the SSAA.
Become a member of Parkes Pistol Club by downloading the below Membership Form and returning the completed form along with your membership fee payment to the club Treasurer.
Return your completed licence application form and supporting documents to the Firearms Registry. The Firearms Registry will then issue you with a Probationary Pistol Licence and you're ready to start shooting.
You are required to hold a Probationary Pistol Licence for 12 months before you can be issued with a full Pistol Licence. While holding a Probationary Pistol Licence, you must complete a Pistol Firearms Safety Training (PPL) Course and a minimum of 3 recorded completion shoots in the first 6 months, for which you will be issued with a Completion Certificate. You must also complete a minimum of 3 recorded completion shoots in the second 6 months of your Probationary Licence.
Your Probationary Pistol Licence will expire after 12 months. Before your Probationary Pistol Licence expires, the Firearms Registry will send you an application form for your full Pistol Licence. Complete the application form and return it to the Firearms Registry, who will then issue you with your full Pistol Licence.
Last updated on 25/10/2016