Welcome to the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA), information page on becoming a shooter.
To contact your nearest club to see what is involved with clay target shooting and what coaching they can provide, click on your state on the map of Australia on our home page under the Home tab and this will link you through to your nearest club and association. Most clubs have provisions for non-shooters to come and try the sport, which may include the use of a loan gun. However, to shoot regularly you must obtain a firearms license and join a club.
The Police in each state issue firearms licenses and unfortunately the requirements for each state vary. Click on the link below to take you to the Firearms Registry for your state. That registry will have details on what you need to do to obtain a firearms license.
Residents of the ACT can contact Firearms Registry in Canberra at www.afp.gov.au/firearms or contact the NSW Firearms Registry.
Once you have a firearms license you will need to join a clay target club affiliated with the ACTA. For contact information on the nearest club to you please click on your state below. This will link you through to the State Clay Target Assocation website which will give you more information on the State Association and clubs in that state.
Or you can click on your state on the map of Australia on our home page and this will link you through to your nearest club and the state association.
Once you have joined a club you can then participate in club shoots, practice days and any other shoots held by the ACTA affiliated clubs. Should you wish to buy a gun, members of the Committee of your local club can advise you on the type you require and where to purchase one locally. Your state Firearms Registry will be able to tell you what the legal requirements are to buy a gun in your state.
Your club membership will include membership to the ACTA. When you join your club the ACTA will issue you with:
1. A shooters record book (depending on category when joining) in which you will have recorded your shoot results from any Club, Zone, State or National competition shoot that you enter.
2. An ACTA badge (depending on category when joining).
3. The current ACTA rules can be downloaded from our website.
4. A monthly copy of the Clay Target Shooting News, the official journal of the ACTA (depending on category when joining).
For further enquiries regarding joining a clay target club or the Australian Clay Target Association, contact us by email form our Home page under contact us or call our office in Wagga Wagga on 02 6938 2121 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
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