Starting a SSAA Club
I have a few mates and we are thinking of creating our own club. How do we do this?
If you have several interested people, it is a very simple process to set up a SSAA Club / Branch.
To do this you need to follow the basic steps below:
- You need a minimum of six people interested in the forming of a new branch
- Choose a name for your new club, if you want to use SSAA in the name of the Club you will need to contact the SSAA Liaison Officer to arrange a letter giving you permission to do so.
- Apply for your name and become incorporated.
- You will need a constitution. We recommend using the SSAAWA model constitution (an updated version will be available soon).
This link to the WA Department of Commerce will explain the process.
Do we need to buy our own land?
Subject to approval and suitability of the site you could use your own land, rented/leased property (with appropriate approval from land holder / a Police Range Approval is required), or come to an arrangement and hire an existing approved range.
How much land do we need?
For a Centre fire rifle range, in simplistic terms you need a patch of land 900 meters wide and 2750 meters long to use as your fallout area/ danger template.
For a Rim fire rifle/handgun range you will need a patch of land 400 meters wide and 1500 meters long Preferably 1825 +.
Check out WA Standard for exact angles etc. available from SSAAWA State Safety Officer.
How many types of competitions / disciplines can we do?
Lots...again dependant on your range/ fallout area/ danger template. Once you have your Range Approval we can then advise you what matches you could shoot. We offer a large range of disciplines including, rifle, hand gun, shot gun, air pistol, air rifle, we have something for everyone. Disciplines information here.
What are the benefits of becoming a SSAA club?
The SSAA (WA) Inc. is the largest organisation representing firearm owners in Western Australia, promoting a broad range of firearm sports at local and state level through more than 60 clubs spread across WA and we're outspoken advocates for shooters' interests.
As a SSAA Affiliated club you are entitled to:
15% discount on SSAA affiliated club's property insurance
Voluntary workers liability cover
Associations liability cover
ALL COMMISSIONS paid back to your association - SSAA
As a SSAA member you are entitled to:
NO BROKER FEE for personal lines insurance
$20,000,000 liability cover for recreational shooting
Personal accident cover while engaged in shooting activities
20% discount on AIG Australia travel insurance
MEMBERS ONLY FIREARMS INSURANCE - $25 for $25,000
You’ll be covered at home, at the range, while hunting plus overseas for up to 28 days. This great-value insurance covers you against loss, damage or theft and the excess is only $100 per claim. What’s more, claims are settled for replacement value assessed by an approved firearms dealer.