Our organisation continues to grow in membership and reach and in order to keep doing everything we can to represent and maintain our lobbying efforts on behalf of our members, we are in the position that requires an increase in membership fees.

While we’ve managed to keep our fees fixed for the past decade, and have absorbed GST and the increasing costs of phone/IT, website expenses, insurance. Civil Administration Filing fees, etc we simply cannot maintain the existing price structure any more.

Effective from October 1, 2022, annual memberships for Shooters Union have increased to $48 per year – an increase of a little over $1 a month.

Membership includes (but is not limited to!):

  • $20m of public liability insurance for competition participation or hunting
  • Genuine Reason for category A&B in several states and category H in Queensland
  • Approved Hunting Organisation for NSW ‘R’ Game Licences
  • Branch and affiliated club services
  • ‘On The Ground’ representatives in most Australian States/Territories
  • Helping arrange no-obligation legal consultation (if required)
  • Payment of Civil Administration Tribunal (or state equivalent) filing fees if challenging a licence, PTA or firearms-related issue (certain conditions apply).
  • Member alerts and industry information/updates
  • Support for our lobbying/representative efforts at State and Commonwealth level

Our recent efforts in Queensland where, along with the Firearm Dealers Association and the Shooting Industry Foundation, our influence has resulted in procedures to ease the massive backlog of outstanding PTAs and subsequent changes to ensure timely issue of licences and PTAs in the future, are an indication of our effectiveness in supporting our membership.

Our Queensland Pistol and Collector’s fees remain unchanged, and memberships purchased or renewed prior to October 1 will continue at the old rate for however many years they are purchased/renewed for.

We have some exciting plans in the works which we are looking forward to telling you more about soon – but in the meantime, the team is still hard at work on your behalf, and still committed to ensuring a fair go for all Australian law-abiding firearms users.