AURRPC | Adelaide University Regiment Rifle & Pistol Club

So you don't have a licence...

Don't worry. It is always best to start at the beginning! This page has information about getting a firearms licence and joining a club.

Step 1. Come and try

The best way to see if you will like the Club and the sport is to give it a go. No doubt you will have some questions and the best place to get answers is at a Club meeting. A member of the Committee would be happy to answer your questions and offer advice.

You can visit the range, try out some of the Club's firearms where you will be under the direct supervision of a Range Officer or Club official.

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Step 2. Decide whether you intend to own a firearm

So you came to a Club meeting and we're all top folk. You had a great time at the range and now you have decided that this is the Club for you. What next?

The next decision to make is whether you want to acquire your own firearm or simply use the Club's firearms at the range. This will determine how the Club progresses your application for membership and completes the required checks to ensure you are a 'fit and proper person' to join the Club.

If you intend to own your own firearm for club competition, you should apply for a shooting club member's licence. Firearms Branch will automatically do the background check in this case. Go to Step 3.

If you don't intend to own your own firearm, the Club must contact the Registrar of Firearms to ascertain whether you are a 'fit and proper person' to be a member of a firearms club. Go to Step 4.

Step 3. Apply for a South Australian Firearms Licence

An 'Application for a Firearms Licence' (Form PD303) must be made at a police station.

Your application will list the firearm category and the purpose of use. It is advisable to apply for A, B and H. If you only want to shoot within the Club environment, simply apply for POU1 for each firearm category i.e. A1, B1 and H1.

However, a licence with a H class must be renewed annually and you must attend a minimum number of competitions each year to renew your licence.

You must provide sufficient identification at the time of application using the '100 points' system. The police station will forward your application to Firearms Branch.

Once the Registrar of Firearms is satsifed that you are a 'fit and proper person' to hold a licence, you will recieve a letter detailing the training requirements. You will need to provide this with your Club membership application.

You may need to attend a TAFE course in additon to Club training if you applied for POU 2, 3 or 4 (i.e. recreational shooting). ADF members with a course report for the in-Service rfile may be able to use this to support application for A23 and B23. You should enquire directly to Firearms Branch.

Your'e up to Step 4a!

Step 4. Join AURRPC

Your almost there! You can download the membership forms and come along to a Club meeting with these things:

  • membership application
  • two signed referees
  • membership fee (cash or cheque)
  • a photo (passport size or email a pic to the Secretary)

As you will not be applying for a shooting club member's licence, the Club Secretary will contact Firearms Branch to be sure that you are a 'fit and proper person' to join a firearms club. Your membership is substantive when Firearms Branch confirm that you are suitable.

All you need to do now is the Club firearms safety training. Go to Step 5.

Step 4a. Join AURRPC

Your almost there! You can download the membership forms and come along to a Club meeting with these things:

  • membership application
  • two signed referees
  • training letter from Firearms Branch
  • membership fee (cash or cheque)
  • a photo (passport size or email a pic to the Secretary)

Your membership is substantive upon acceptance of your application.

All you need to do now is the Club firearms safety training. Go to Step 5.

Step 5. Firearms safety and proficiency training

A Club Instructor will conduct training to ensure that you are able to handle a firearm safely. Information on firearms safety is available on the Safety page.

If you have applied for a licence, the Club will issue you a certificate (Form PD314) that confirms:

  • that you have completed and passed the club training course
  • that you are an active and financial member of the Club

This certificate must be sent to Firearms Branch to justify your application for a fireams licence.

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