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Membership Information

As a member of SSAA you are part of an Australia-wide support network, with access to SSAA sporting facilities in each state. In Victoria alone we have two metropolitan ranges, 13 regional branches, and 35 sub-clubs covering all disciplines.

SSAA Victoria is dedicated to supporting its 36,000 members through its facilities, competitions, communications and advocacy work. All members have access to fortnightly electronic newsletters, the bi-monthly electronic Victorian Shooter magazine and breaking news alerts to ensure they keep up to date with issues affecting firearms users.

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.

Meet the Faces of SSAA Victoria

  • About
  • How to Join
  • Insurance
  • Member News

About

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 36,000 members, SSAA Victoria is the leading body representing licensed firearms owners in Victoria. Check out our branches and shooting disciplines sections for more information about SSAA groups in Victoria.

Aims and objectives

  • To promote and encourage competitive target shooting and practice shooting, with a view to developing proficient and safe use of firearms
  • To promote and encourage ethical hunting and field shooting, and related ancillary activities
  • To promote and advocate game and fauna conservation and to promote a better understanding between members, landholders, regulatory bodies, other interest groups and the general public
  • To promote and advocate the rights of firearms owners to legislative and regulatory bodies, and to the general public
  • To promote country centres throughout the state of Victoria for the purposes of carrying out any of the objectives of the company

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • As an approved hunting organisation and approved target shooting club, membership to SSAA gives you a ‘genuine reason’ for firearm ownership as per the Victorian Firearms Act 1996
  • $20m public liability insurance
  • Free annual subscription to Australian Shooter magazine
  • Free annual subscription to Victorian Shooter magazine
  • Free copies of the Junior Shooter
  • Discounted subscription rates to all other SSAA publications
  • Discounted range fees

How to Join

Becoming a member of SSAA Victoria is as easy as filling out an online form, calling our State Office and paying with credit card over the phone or dropping by to fill out a hard copy form and pay in person.

Online Become a member online now – click here
State Office address Unit 3/26 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Phone 03 8892 2777
Email state_office@ssaavic.com.au

Insurance

SSAA membership includes $20 million public liability insurance and personal accident insurance. Public liability insurance covers bodily injury and/or property damage caused by a firearm, while the personal accident insurance protects members participating in sub-club or branch-arranged activities, volunteer work or recreational hunting.

As well as this, members have the option to pay an additional fee and secure $25,000 worth of insurance for their firearms and fixed accessories, through SSAA Insurance Brokers. This is called the SSAA Members Firearms Insurance and costs $25 per year. This can be arranged simply by ticking a box on your membership form or renewal, or by calling the State Office on 03 8892 2777.

Read below for more on the insurance offered to SSAA members.

Public liability insurance

What is covered?

Covering the insured’s legal liability to third parties for bodily injury and/or property damage caused by an occurrence in connection with the insured’s activities. SSAA members are covered for all lawful recreational shooting, including bow hunting or target archery (except where such activities require membership of another shooting association).

Limit of indemnity

Public liability: Limit of liability $20,000,000

Products liability: Limit of liability $20,000,000

Excess

$1000 for each and every occurrence

Additional special condition

Archery and bow hunting activities approved by SSAA are as follows:

  1. Recreational bow hunting by individual SSAA members in jurisdictions where this is permitted by law;
  2. Target archery competition and practice by SSAA members at SSAA and affiliated shooting ranges where approved by the SSAA or affiliated shooting club operating that range and permitted in that jurisdiction.

Exclusions

We shall not provide compensation against liability in respect of personal injury or property damage arising directly or indirectly out of or caused by:

  1. Any person (including a member of the insured) whilst participating in combat and/or skirmishing.
  2. Riding or handling of any horse owned by or in the insured’s physical or legal control.
  3. Activities in relation to Working Dog Club’s breeding and training activities as well as those of individual members.
  4. Excludes liability for persons who are not licensed.

Personal accident insurance

Insured activities

Cover under this policy shall apply whilst:

  1. For all members and voluntary workers whilst engaged in officially sanctioned activities involving:
    1. participating in club, representative, State or National events (including shooting, hunting, conservation and other activities authorised by the insured)
    2. training arranged by the insured
    3. in an administrative capacity as an official or trainer or fund-raiser
    4. other activities authorised by the Association
  2. For all members whilst involved in recreational shooting or hunting

Recreational Shooting includes Bow Hunting or Target Archery (except where such activity requires membership of another Shooting Association).

Archery and bow hunting activities approved by SSAA are as follows:

  1. Recreational bow hunting by individual SSAA members in jurisdictions where this is permitted by law
  2. Target archery competition and practice by SSAA members at SSAA and affiliated shooting ranges where approved by the SSAA or affiliated shooting club operating that range and permitted in that jurisdiction

Geographical limit

Worldwide

Age limit

Between the ages of 12 and 80

SSAA members firearms insurance

NAME OF INSURED: The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Inc Financial Gold Members

UNDERWRITER: QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited

INTEREST INSURED: Privately owned firearms plus fixed accessories

INSURED PERILS: Accidental damage and accidental loss of the equipment (including whilst in use), collision or overturning of the vehicle, theft, fire, flood, malicious damage and
extraneous perils.

ENDORSEMENTS: Cover will not be available for theft where the equipment was not stored in an approved gun safe as required by State or Territory authority, other than when the equipment is in use or away from the Insured’s premises or where the Insured or any person or entity to whom the equipment has been entrusted to fails to comply with any law relating to either storage, use or handling of the equipment.

GEOGRAPHICAL LIMITS: Within Australia and New Zealand, includes overseas cover for 28 days any one trip

SUMS INSURED: Limit of Indemnity $25,000

EXCESS: $100

POLICY WORDING: QBE General Property QM286 (exclusion 7 deleted)

For further information on SSAA Insurance Brokers visit ssaaib.com.au.

Member News

SSAA Victoria regularly publishes news stories about firearms-related regulation, politics, crime, hunting, media, events and more to ensure its members are kept informed about issues that affect them.

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