​​​​​​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 Probationary Pistol Licence and becoming a member of Parkes Pistol Club. If you already have a Pistol Licence, you only need to complete steps 1 & 2.

Getting Your Pistol Licence

Step 1

Become a member of the Parkes Pistol Club by downloading the below Membership Form and returning the completed form along with your membership Fee payment to the Club Treasurer.


                                                               Treasurer: Aimee Egan 0408 283 633

Step 2

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.

Step 3
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  0429 010 632
Nate Hosking 0427 936 507

Download and Print a Pistol Safe Handling Form.

Step 4
You need to have a MyServiceNSW Account linked to the NSW Police Force to proceed on appling for your probationary Pistol Licence. Below is a link to take you straight to Services NSW. All the Requirements and any Information you need to know is on this Webpage just follow the instructions to apply for you Probationary Pistol Licence.


Information about having a Probationary Pistol Licence Click Here:  Probationary Fact Sheet

Step 5
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 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.

Step 6
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 30/09/2020


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