After Committee approval has been given to your application to join the club, you will be required to attend the club induction course which is conducted on a Sunday from 10.00am to approx. 2.00pm and you will be notified of the dates. This course is designed to enable you to be safe on our ranges and will prepare you to sit and pass the firearm safety exam. This course includes instruction on:
- Safe handling and efficient use of various firearms.
- Range procedures including housekeeping.
- Basic fundamentals of marksmanship.
- Important provisions of the Firearms Act 1996 as amended.
- Conduct & evaluate the examination that is set by the Victorian Police to enable you to apply for your firearm’s licence (a 100% pass mark is required).
Handgun shooters apply for a “Provisional General Handgun Licence Application” which allows you to use any registered handgun of the appropriate category – but not to buy one. The provisional period may be from 6 to 12 months during which time you are required to participate in not less than 5 approved handgun shooting matches & maintain membership of an approved club. Conversion to a Handgun Licence is managed by the police.
Handgun shooters must have their fingerprints recorded by the Victoria Police prior to submitting their licence application.
Juniors apply for a ‘Junior Licence’ although they are not allowed to own a firearm as they are required to be under supervision at all times when using firearms.
Rifle shooters generally apply for a Category A & B Long-arm Licence to cover their use of target rifles.