Firearms Registry requirements apply from 24 June 2023
Shooting clubs and shooting ranges will need an individual firearms licence holder to register club firearms under their individual account in the Firearms Registry. This could be split between multiple people, but if one of these people resigns from the club, the arms items must be transferred to another member of the club with a firearms licence and any required endorsements.
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Clubs and ranges must apply for approval or certification, and follow guidelines for safe operation, storage and selling of firearms and ammunition.

Responsibilities of clubs and ranges

Clubs and ranges have responsibilities around storing firearms and ammunition, and selling and supplying that happens on the premises.

Responsibilities of clubs and ranges


Apply for club approval

A shooting club must be approved by Police before it operates. It’s an offence to operate a shooting club that is not approved.

Apply for club approval


Apply for range certification

Shooting ranges must be certified by Police before they operate. It is an offence to operate a shooting range that is not certified.

Apply for range certification


Range certification guidance

Videos and other resources to prepare for shooting range certification.

Range certification guidance


Information for shooting range inspectors

Find forms and resources for completing the range certification inspection.

Information for shooting range inspectors


Improvement Notices for clubs and ranges

An Improvement Notice is issued when a club or range does not meet a standard. It may lead to a temporary suspension.

Improvement Notices for clubs and ranges


 

 

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