Join or Shoot

Before you can shoot at or join the S.S.A.A. Oakdale Pistol Club.

There are legal obligations which must be met if you wish to shoot at or join the S.S.A.A. Oakdale Pistol Club:

You must have a firearms licence with the appropriate category and reason endorsement.

If this is the case, you can shoot on the Oakdale range as a visitor if you pay the appropriate visitor range fee or you can apply to become a member.
You must be able to produce your firearms licence upon request by an Oakdale official.


You have a firearms licence without the appropriate category and reason endorsement (H1).

If you have a current firearms licence and wish join the club you must have your licence upgraded to include genuine reason H1.

You must apply to do so by:

  • Taking your existing licence to Service Tasmania
  • Paying the replacement card fee (Approx. $15).
  • Completing a statutory declaration indicating which endorsements you wish to add or remove (eg. Category H, genuine reason 1)
  • Providing proof of your new genuine reason*.

*For example if you wish to gain an endorsement for sport/target shooting you must provide proof of current membership of an approved Tasmanian sport or target shooting club (eg SSAA Membership letter from National HQ), and complete an Approval for Exchange of Information form.

There is no requirement for a new photograph if you are only seeking a change to your genuine reason endorsements.

Ref: Tasmanian Police Firearms Services – Changing reason endorsement


You must apply for an Exemption from the Commissioner of Police.

If you don’t have a firearms licence or the correct endorsements, you must fill in an Application For An Exemption.

This application will allow a one-time only shooting attendance at our club. If you decide to continue with the sport and want to become a member, the application must be sent to Firearms Services for a character check to see if you are suitable for an exemption. If your application is successful, you and the club will be notified and you can continue to shoot at Oakdale until membership and a firearms licence is granted. The exemption is valid for six (6) months, unless its revoked by the Commissioner of Police, and will only allow you to shoot at the club it was issued to.

If you cannot satisfy either of the above then you will not be allowed to shoot on the S.S.A.A. Oakdale Pistol Club Range.

The Committee

S.S.A.A. Oakdale Pistol Club Inc.