Joining the Club

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Safety requirements all Applicants MUST be able to Speak, Read and Comprehend English.


If you are interested in joining the club please contact the Membership Officer via email in the first instance.

Applicants who already hold a NSW Cat H license and those seeking to Transfer from another club, Interstate or Overseas license holders may download the Membership Application Form (PDF) here. (Only download this application here if you already have a Cat H license). All Licensed applicants must be either Australian Citizens or if Foreign Nationals, must have held a Permanent Residency Visa for 5 years (Proof of residency & period must be supplied at Interview). Applications must include two written personal character references from Australian Citizens or current Members of the St Ives Pistol Club who must be over the age of 18, who have known you for at least two years - NOT close relatives, people you work with or relatives of people you work with. Where multiple applications are tendered, applicants may not reference each other. All referees must be independent.

Each reference must be addressed to St Ives Pistol Club and not "to whom it may concern".

Each reference must affirm the applicant is of good character and contain the statement "I understand he/she (as applicable) wishes to join the St Ives Pistol Club to participate in Target Pistol Competition"

Each reference must contain the referees Full Name, Home address and after hours contact phone number, email address, Drivers License number and State of Issue (NSW, Qld etc.) You must advise the Referee that they will be contacted.

Please make prior arrangements with the Membership Officer to bring your completed Application Form, the written character references and a non-refundable Application Fee of $150, in cash, to the Club facility at St Ives on a non-public holiday Saturday.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Safety requirements all Applicants MUST be able to Speak, Read and Comprehend English. Applicants may be required to undergo a basic English language test; by lodging an application you acknowledge and agree to a test being conducted and that the results must be to the St Ives Pistol Club's sole satisfaction for any application to be accepted.

All Transfers, Interstate or Overseas licensed applicants may not be required to undergo training but will be required to undertake a Safety and Proficiency test with an appointed official prior to the membership being granted or rejected. Interstate and Overseas applicants must supply their relevant license at the interview.

Applications for membership are not automatically accepted. Applicants must be of good character and reputation, and either hold or be eligible to hold a Firearms Licence.

PLEASE NOTE - NSW Police do not usually grant a licence where the applicant has a prior criminal conviction or is the subject of any order relating to violence or firearms.