Safe Shooting Courses

St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre wants to make it as easy as possible for people to learn about firearms safety. That's why we run the longarms SSAA Safe Shooting Course, approved by NSW Police, five times a week.

Courses are held:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 6.30pm

Sunday with courses beginning at 10am and 2pm.

St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre offers Longarm Safe Handling Courses for individuals interested in applying for a NSW Firearms Licence for Longarms.

Running for approximately 3 hours, the course covers areas such as how to safely handle your firearm and ammunition, how different types of firearms work and how to use them, transporting and storage of firearms, and firearms legislation in NSW.

You will be assessed by both a written test and practical assessment. If you successfully complete the course you will be issued with a certificate of completion, which is a necessary prerequisite to complete your application for a firearms licence through the NSW Firearms Registry.

Costs for the course are:

Adult $120.00

Minor (12-17) $70.00

All participants must be aged 12 years or older to complete the course. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The SSAA Safe Shooting Course at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre is open to NSW residents only and photo ID is essential. Participants will also be required to complete a P650 legal declaration. You can make a booking by calling 02 8889 0406 during business hours. Please note a credit card is required to secure your place.

All persons participating in Safe Shooting Courses must complete a NSW Police Force Firearms Registry P650 Declaration – Person shooting on an Approved Range or undertaking a Firearms Safety Training Course.


These forms are audited directly by NSW POLICE.

You must read and understand all sections and declare information TRUTHFULLY.

False declarations or statements may lead to CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION.

If you are at all unsure about any part of the P650 Declaration form, you MUST seek advice from the NSW Firearms Registry or facility staff before making a booking.

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  • Cancellations made with more than 7 days’ notice will receive a full refund. Please note that a refund request must be received in writing for a refund cheque to be issued. Rescheduling with more than 7 days’ notice will be accommodated where possible without further charge.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling with less than 7 days’ but more than 48 hours’ notice will attract a $50 non-refundable fee per person.
  • Cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice will result in a loss of your booking. Rescheduling cannot be accommodated with less than 48 hours’ notice.