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Firearms Storage
Nats 2017 No 16
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Training - Practical Firearms Safety Course

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The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (Victoria) was incorporated as a public company on October 1, 1973. We exist to promote the shooting sports and protect firearm owners' interests.

With more than 40,000 members, SSAA Victoria is a leading body representing licensed firearm owners in Victoria. SSAA Victoria has more than a dozen branches and more than 30 sub-clubs and disciplines within the organisation.

SSAA Victoria News

Victorian Public Land Hog Deer Ballot 2022

Entries for the Victorian Public Land Hog Deer ballots open online at 6 PM on Sunday 31 July. CLICK HERE TO ENTER Frequently asked questions (FAQ'S) WHO DO I CONTACT WITH OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BALLOT? The best way to ask questions is via the contact form on the bookings site. This will ensure that your query goes to the right person and gets answered promptly. DO I NEED TO ATTEND THE BALLOT DRAW? No. Most hunters don't attend the draw and all hunters who are drawn are contacted by email. The draw is open to the public to give confidence in its integrity and to provide a great social evening for hunters. The draw is also streamed live on the Blond Bay Hog Deer Facebook page. I DIDN'T GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL Please check your spam filters. If the money has been deducted from your bank account your entry has been successfully entered.  DOES SSAA VICTORIA RUN THE BALLOT? No. The ballot is run by an independent group of hunters, the Blond Bay Hog Deer Advisory Group (BBHDAG). Membership of the BBHDAG comprises independent hunters who are also members of ADA, SSAA, GDSA, and FGA. DOES AN ENTRY GUARANTEE ME A HUNT? No. An entry gets you into the ballot draw. Your chances of getting drawn are typically somewhere around five per cent. IF I ENTER FOR RIFLE HUNTING CAN I SWITCH TO BOWHUNTING...AND VICE VERSA? Yes, if you have a shooters licence we ask that you enter that on entry. Drawn hunters have the option of using any legal method of take (firearm or bow) or could even take both on the hunt. CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONCE? No - it is one entry per hunter. Data is checked before going into the draw and anyone with multiple entries forfeits all entries. CAN I ENTER FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER? Yes, you can put in an entry for someone else, but, hunts are not transferrable - ID is checked to ensure the person who is drawn is the person who takes the hunt. Note that only one entry is allowed per email address. CAN JUNIORS ENTER? Yes, if they are drawn they will need to be licenced and accompanied on the hunt by a fully licensed adult. CAN I GIVE MY HUNT TO A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND? No, hunts are not transferrable. If you get drawn and cannot take your position it will be re-allocated by the advisory committee. IF I AM DRAWN CAN SOMEONE COME WITH ME? Yes, all hunts are conducted on public reserves. A friend or family member can accompany you and assist at camp etc. but they cannot assist in your hunt. IF I GET DRAWN WILL SOMEONE HELP WITH WHERE AND HOW TO HUNT? Yes. The BBHDAG works with the ADA to run a specific education weekend for ballot entrants. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE BALLOT NOW

Trigger time for young veterans at Eagle Park

Young Veterans is an organisation started by service veterans who recognised a need to provide support, services and opportunities for fellowship for recent service veterans as they re-engage with civilian society. Cognisant of the issues that plagued veterans of the Vietnam War, the leaders of Young Veterans set about building a community for service veterans to come together, share common bonds and build on the skill sets to enable them to succeed in life after service. Young Veterans run a wide range of social events during the year. “Skill at Arms” competitions are a mainstay of military units worldwide, so it made sense that Young Veterans would look to take those fundamental skills and apply them in a civilian context. When approached by Young Veterans about hosting an event, SSAA Victoria embraced the chance to assist, making the Association’s Eagle Park complex available, with the Association donating exclusive range time, ammunition and catering from Bruno’s Cafe. Young Veterans members enjoyed a morning shooting single action, military pistols and military rifles. As is usually the case, SSAA Victoria’s sub-clubs gave generously of their time, skills and equipment, with members of Little River Raiders, the Third Military District Pistol Club (3MD) and the Military Rifle Club showing up with volunteers and firearms to support the event. The participants all enjoyed the event, with many expressing an interest in getting more involved in recreational shooting sports. A Young Veterans spokesperson said, “thanks to SSAA Victoria for hosting our Victorian Skill at Arms day. They kindly sponsored the event with guns, ammo, range officers and then put on an awesome spread of food for all the veterans and their family members to enjoy.” SSAA Victoria President Dave Schereck, himself an infantry veteran of the Vietnam war, volunteered on the day with the 3MD. “Clubs like 3MD were formed specifically to give veterans an outlet to continue using their military firearm skills after moving back into civilian life,” Dave said. “SSAA Victoria has long been a safe and inclusive home for veterans. By supporting organisations like Young Veterans, the Association can help Australia’s newer generations of ex-service personnel find a great community and a unique outlet for their skills by participating in recreational shooting”.

Positions vacant - Firearm trainers - Eagle Park, Little River

Earn some extra income while giving back to shooting Are you passionate about firearms training and ensuring that newcomers to shooting are put on the right path to becoming safe, ethical, law-abiding and competent firearms users? SSAA Victoria seeks paid casual instructors for its Practical Firearms Training Program – Introductory Course. The Introductory Course includes theoretical and practical components which equip participants with the essential fundamentals to start out using firearms safely. The course is recognised by Victoria police as an approved safety course for the purposes of obtaining a category A and B firearms licence. SSAA Victoria is a Registered Training Organisation and is also expanding the program regionally. Do you hold a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment? We are mainly looking for trainers with a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. However, there may be opportunities for those with appropriate skills and knowledge but without a current Certificate IV to become involved as trainers. If you are interested in potentially becoming a part of this popular program, please request a Position Description from: training@ssaavic.com.au

Practical Firearms Training goes regional

SSAA Victoria’s Practical Firearms Training Program is going regional, with courses scheduled for:
  • Mildura range on Saturday, July 30, 2022
  • Wodonga range on Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • Buchan South range on Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • Warrnambool range on Saturday, September 3, 2022
Regular courses are also being run at Springvale and Eagle Park. The popular program, which includes range shooting, has seen full classes of new shooters keen to learn the process of becoming proficient. It has also been recognised as a firearms safety course by Victoria Police – meaning completion of the course satisfies a requirement of obtaining a firearms licence. The program is ideal for those thinking about getting their firearms licence, young shooters, partners interested in sharing the shooting experience, and those keen to take the next step in hunting or target shooting. Some fundamental skills covered include sighting in a rifle (which is essential before hunting), shooting techniques, firearm care and marksmanship. The PFTP course has an online theory component and a practical component. Participants will have two weeks to complete the theory prior to their booked practical session. The practical component is completed at the range. Topics covered in the PFTP include:
  • Firearm types, major parts and actions
  • Basic firearms safety and risk management
  • Safe storage, transportation and handling
  • Ammunition anatomy and cartridge construction
  • Shooting procedures and techniques
  • Firearm maintenance
  • Sighting-in
  • Marksmanship
Juniors (aged between 12 and 18) are also welcome to attend. It’s an excellent opportunity for parents to help their kids get involved with the shooting sports. SSAA members receive a discount on the course fee as another membership benefit, and range fees, ammunition and targets are covered in the cost. Cost: Adults: $130 SSAA member, $160 non-member Juniors: $100 SSAA member, $100 non-member If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below for more details and booking: https://ssaavic.com.au/education/practical-firearms-training-program/
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