FIREARMS REGISTRY Participation Requirements for Club Members Persons obtaining
Shared by: kerrib
FIREARMS REGISTRY Participation Requirements for Club Members Persons obtaining a firearms licence with club What are club organised competitive shooting membership to support their genuine reason must matches and club organised shoots? comply with the participation requirements for A club organised competitive shooting match is a club organised shooting competitions and activities as competition arranged and run by the club or a visiting prescribed by Clause 96 of the Firearms Regulation club where scores are kept and results recorded. 2006. Competitive shooting matches can be counted as a club This FACT sheet provides information on participation organised shoot. requirements for Sport/Target Shooting, Recreational Hunting/Vermin Control and Firearms Collection. Officiating in a competitive shooting match counts towards satisfying participation requirements for a What are the participation requirements for Sport/ competitive shooting match in that reporting year. Target Shooting club membership for pistols? A licence holder who is a member of an approved pistol A club organised shoot includes any training or target club must participate in at least 6 club organised practice undertaken at the club's shooting range. competitive shooting matches over each period of 12 months that the licence is in force AND for each type of What are the participation requirements for Sport/ pistol you possess for different shooting events, you Target Shooting club membership for long arms? must undertake at least 4 club organised shoots. A licence holder who is a member of an approved shooting club must, over any 12 month period that the There are three types of pistols for the purpose of licence is in force, participate in no less than 4 shooting minimum participation requirements: competitions conducted by any approved shooting club Air pistols OR Centrefire pistols Attend a shooting range where any approved shooting Rimfire pistols club conducts shooting activities, on no less than 4 occasions for shooting practice. EXAMPLE 1 A licence holder owning one type of pistol is required to What are the requirements for Hunting Club participate in at least 6 competitive shooting matches. membership? Participation in club organised competive shoots A licence holder who is a member of an approved includes officiating in such a match. hunting club must participate in no less than 2 events in any 12 month period that the licence is in force. EXAMPLE 2 A licence holder owning two centrefire and two rimfire The events must be approved by your own hunting club pistols must participate in 8 club organised shoots per or by any other approved hunting club and involve annum (ie 4 shoots for each firearm type). Club hunting, shooting or firearms safety training. organised shoots include training or target practice held at the club's shooting range. A club organised Where a licence holder has both club membership and competitive shooting match may also be counted as a permission to shoot for the genuine reason of RHVC, club organised shoot However, the licence holder must clause 96 participation requirements do not apply. still participate in at least 6 competitive shooting matches and these can be spread across the different What are the requirements for Collecting Club types of pistol owned. membership? A licence holder who is a member of an approved collector's society or club must attend the club's annual EXAMPLE 2 general meeting, or at least one other meeting over any Firearm Competition Club Organised period of 12 months that the licence is in force. Total Type Shoots Shoots Rimfire x 2 2 2 4 Centrefire x 4 0 4 2 Total 6 2 8 Vers 1.1 July 2008 What if I am a member of more What if I do not complete my than one club? required number of shoots in any Firearms Registry 12 month period? If you are a member of more than one Address approved club for any one discipline, Persons who hold a firearms licence Locked Bag 1 you must nominate your principal club with club membership supporting Murwillumbah NSW 2484 and notify the Commissioner in writing the genuine reason for that licence of your nominated principal club. must comply with the prescribed number of shooting activities as Telephone This may be done when you make outlined in Clause 96 (1) of the 1300362562 application for your firearms licence. Firearms Regulation 2006. The only The genuine reason forms provide exception to these annual prescribed nomination of your principal club. club shooting activities is for a Interstate person who has hunting club 02 66708590 It is the club members responsibility to membership AND permission to inform the principal club of activities shoot on property. attended at a club other than their Fax principal club. It is the individual club member's 02 66708558 responsibility to: You must report all shooting activities to your principal club in writing within * Notify the Firearms Registry of Email each annual return period. their principal club for each firstname.lastname@example.org discipline, AND Your principal club will notify the * Notify their principal club of club Firearms Registry of those club activities and shoots conducted at members who do not comply with their clubs other than the principal club. Website participation requirements within the www.police.nsw.gov.au/firearms club's 12 month reporting period (as If you have not complied with the prescribed by Clause 96 of the prescribed legislative requirements Firearms Regulation 2006) . for shooting activities in relation to your club membership, and you can Are there any other obligations I not prove to the Commissioner of have as a licence holder with club Police satisfaction that compliance membership? was not reasonably practical in the circumstances, your firearms licence Yes - You must notify the club in may be revoked. writing of any change in your personal details, such as name and address, within 14 days. You must notify the Firearms Registry of your change of address within 7 days. If you cease your club membership and can no longer support your genuine reason for holding a firearms licence, you must notify the Firearms Registry within 14 days. Where can I find more information? The information provided in the FACT Sheet is for general guidance only. Applicants and licensees should familiarise themselves with the Firearms Act 1996 and the Firearms Regulation 2006, which are available on the NSW Legislation website - www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.