1. Can family members be added to the same application form?

Each family member is required to fill out a separate a application form.

Application forms can be found here.

2. Do you have to become a member of a gun club to have a SA Firearms licence?


A firearms licence is broken up into 7 different purposes of use (POU).

1. Club Use
2. Target Shooting (Outside of a club)
3. Hunting
4. Paintball
5. Primary Production
6. Security Industry
7. Other

If you wish to use your own firearms for club competition, then it is a requirment that you join a club and have POU1 added to your licence. Training for this licence upgrade can be done through the club after joining.

For shooters who do not want to shoot at a club, it is not essential to be a club member. However, we recommend that all shooters support an organisation that supports your sport (SSAA).

For further information click here, or contact the club secretary.


3. Getting gun licence Adelaide

Please click here to see how to obtain a firearms licence

4. How many time do I have to shoot a year at Para

Handgun shooters are required to shoot in 6 matches a year for their first class of handgun and an additional 4 shoots per year for any other categories of handgun they own.

Rifle and Shotgun shooters are to be active members of the club and to have four attendances each year.

5. How to join a firearms clubs SA

Please click here to see how to join SSAA Para

6. I would like to start competition shooting what do I do?

Most sections have the equipment available for people wishing to tryout the discipline. Probably the best way to pick the one you might enjoy the most is to come out and have a go. Please either make contact with the section captain or the secretary prior to your visit and we can arrange the equipment required, a small cost will be required to cover the ammunition.

7. If I'm an accredited trainer in another association or have previously done a safety course do I still need to do the SSAA Para Range course?

Yes, the course is an excellent refresher on the safe way to handle firearms. It also covers SSAA Para range rules and a site induction. Under the SSAA PARA Constitution all members are required to undertake the course within the first 6 months of joining.

8. Is it possible to pay my membership in instalments?

Yes, Please contact the club secretary to arrange a ayment system suitable to your needs.

9. Is the Club open for weekday target shooting?

SSAA Para is open 7 days a week between 10am and 4:00pm.

Please check through the section programmes to see which ranges are in use for competitions.
For further information ring the canteen on 08 8289 6918

10. My SSAA Junior membership is up for renewal how do I give it to the state association to pay it?

Please leave your membership renewal in the canteen and the secretary will pass it on to the state association.

11. Points for obtaining a firearm licence

When asking permission from SAPOL to obtain or upgrade a firearms licence, 100 points of ID is required to be presented with the application form. Details of the 100 point requirments can be found on the SAPOL website.

12. What is an H licence in South Australia

A H licence is for handguns. Next to a handgun licence are the purposes of use. Handguns can only be used for club use (purpose of use 1), Security Industry (POU 6) and Other approved by the registrar (POU 7) for example safety course training.

13. Where can I shoot an Air Rifle?

SSAA Para shoots air rifle Friday nights starting at 7:30pm
Club air rifles, pellets and targets are available

You do not need to be a club or SSAA member to shoot in these matches
For further information please click here.