Membership

This page outlines the various categories of membership, the benefits that are available through the NSWRA and the applicable fees.

Note that membership of the NSWRA is only available after having first joined an approved affiliated Club. Direct membership of the NSWRA is not available. See Regulations for further details.

Privileges of NSWRA Membership (through an approved affiliated Rifle Club

  1. The support of the NSWRA in matters connected with target shooting.
  2. To stand for Council and to vote at General Meetings and Elections.
  3. To receive, on application, a copy of the Annual Report.
  4. To receive the NSWRA quarterly newsletter via your club.
  5. To purchase ammunition, firearms and parts from the NSWRA, within the provisions of the Firearms Act and Regulations.
  6. To be eligible for selection in NSWRA representative teams in Open, Under 25, Ladies and Veterans categories for matches organised or approved by the NSWRA.
  7. To wear the NSWRA colours.
  8. To apply for and receive grant funding, where available, for approved activities.
  9. To shoot in the Annual Championships.
  10. To be covered under the NSWRA insurance policies.

Note that Membership is a privilege and Members are subject to compliance with the rules and regulations as laid down by the NSW Firearms Act and Regulations, the NSWRA, affiliated clubs and Standard Shooting Rules.

In addition to the above, a Member of the NSWRA will receive support with the following:

  • Liaison with the Firearms Registry on licence and firearms queries.
  • Access to and help from the elected zone Councillors throughout the state.
  • Club formation applications.
  • Range approval application.

Important Note: The appropriate fee is to be paid by the club member to their Club which is responsible for forwarding payment together with membership application or renewal to the NSWRA. If payment is made after 1 October in the financial year, then contact the NSWRA as a reduced fee may be applicable.

In addition to the above, note that Clubs may charge additional fees to cover Club administration costs, District Rifle Association affiliation fees and other items such as annual range rental fees. These will vary between locations and Clubs.

Privileges of NRAA Affiliation

  1. To be eligible for competing in NSWRA representative teams in Open, Under 25, Ladies and Veterans categories for matches controlled by the NRAA.
  2. To be eligible for selection in NRAA representative teams in Open, Under 25, Ladies and Veterans categories that compete in matches organised or approved by the NRAA.
  3. To be eligible for selection to represent Australia in the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships, Oceania Championships, ISSF Championships, the Palma match and other matches where the NRAA is the Australian fullbore shooting sport representative.
  4. To shoot in the Annual Championships.
  5. To be covered under the NRAA insurance policies.

In addition to the above, note that Clubs may charge additional fees to cover Club administration costs, District Rifle Association affiliation fees and other items such as annual range rental fees. These will vary between locations and Clubs.