Your membership gives us strength to lobby the State and Federal Governments on matters that affect our sport. The greater our membership, the more effective we are.
When you become a member of the SSAA, you become part of Australia’s largest shooting organisation and join thousands of other people around the country in ensuring the future of the shooting sports.
You become part of an Australia-wide support network, with access to SSAA sporting facilities in each state. SSAA has about 440 clubs and ranges throughout Australia. In Western Australia alone we have over 13000 members and more than 70 clubs covering many different types of rifle, shotgun and handgun shooting competitions. Whether you are a weekend club shooter or are aspiring to be a serious national or international competitor there is something for you.
With SSAA membership, members are automatically insured for up to $20 million public liability, personal accident and $75,000 life insurance when participating in a shooting related activity. 'The Shooter’s Broker' can even insure your home and contents, car, boat, caravan, business or farm.
Perhaps one of our most popular insurance products is the SSAA firearms insurance, which covers your firearms for theft, accidental loss such as fire or flood and accidental breakage, not just at home but also at the range or out hunting for up to $25,000. For just $30 a year, this is remarkable value and is only offered to SSAA members. ssaaib.com.au
Magazines & more
Some other benefits of SSAA Membership include free annual subscription to Australian Shooter magazine, The Junior Shooter, SSAA National E-newsletter and discounted rates on all our other publications.
The Australian Shooter magazine is the pride of the Associations publications fleet and is mailed as a bonus to our members 11 times per year, saving them almost $100 each year on the newsagency price. Our other publications cover topics such as hunting, a how -to guide to shooting and hunting, handguns, politics, state updates, something for teenagers and even a handful of cookbooks.
In the digital age, we also have a variety of websites, e-newsletters and social media. We also have our own SSAA TV channel on YouTube featuring how -to videos on competitions, hunting, butchering, firearm maintenance and more.
The SSAA Farmer Assist program provides members with increased access to hunting opportunities while helping out our farmers with their pest management issues. Members can sign up free of charge. The program is run online at farmerassist.com.au. It requires applicants to undertake accuracy accreditation to be eligible.
Most states have dedicated Conservation & Wildlife Management Groups. Members can learn four-wheel drive, GPS and other outdoor skills that will enable them to be better hunters while helping preserve Australia’s environmental balance.
SSAA SHOT Expos
Each year, we host at least one large, professional shooting and outdoors expo show casing the best products and services available in the Australian market. The SSAA SHOT Expos attract more than 15,000 people during a weekend looking for the perfect firearm, scope, knife or accessories t o add to their kit. Held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, upcoming expos are advertised throughout our magazines, websites and social media.
SSAA Gun Sales
An online service with free registration for SSAA members, dealers and the Australian shooting and hunting community, including firearm owners, collectors and enthusiasts. Designed to be Australia’s most comprehensive firearms and accessories trading website it has heavily discounted listing fees for SSAA members. It’s safe, secure, and simple to use.
We wear our logo proudly and we encourage our members to do the same. Our SSAA Store features m any items for sale including clothing, camping gear and firearms accessories. You will also find the SSAAs mascot, Trigga the Koala. This Australian icon helps explain to our local and international friends alike the conservation role that hunting and the SSAA play in protecting our distinctive Australian environment and wildlife.
Youth development & firearm safety education
The SSAA conducts regular safety classes and practical instruction on firearm safety. The Association works closely with the firearms industry in the promotion of responsible firearms handling among junior shooters across Australia. You can sponsor a junior's membership and help set them on the right path to responsible firearm ownership and to the enjoyment that comes with being a sporting shooter.
SSAA memberships are offered to juniors and pensioners at discounted rates. Proof of pensioner status by way of SSAA pensioner membership card, a Pension Concession Card issued by Centrelink or a Veterans Affairs Pension Card will be accepted. However, Seniors and Health Care cards are not.