NSW Pistol Licence (H Class) Checklist

Please note that due to extremely high demand and course delays due to COVID-19 lockdowns, MFC is unable to take on any new H Class Probationary Trainees until mid to late 2022. As such, we will not be running introductory pistol shoots until at least May 2022. 

When we recommence, the process is as follows:

  • Attend an MFC introductory pistol shoot - booking is essential by emailing mfc.ssaa.act@iinet.net.au

  • Join SSAA, if not already a member. You must remain a member of the SSAA to be in MFC.

  • Email mfc.ssaa.act@iinet.net.au to request a membership form, price for membership and to register interest in the H Class probationary course.  Please note that all courses are full until April 2022.

    • Specify when you did your introductory shoot

    • Specify SSAA membership status

    • Advise if you already have a range pass

    • Advise if you already have an A/B (rifle) licence

  • Pay MFC membership (and range pass if not already held). Note that you will not be able to do the initial “safe handling” shoot unless you are a current financial MFC member.

  • Fill out and return MFC membership form

  • Do an initial “safe handling” shoot with MFC and receive a signed form

  • Obtain 2 character references from people that have known you for longer than 2 years that are NOT directly related to you

  • You will be contacted with a start date for the next available probationary course and supplied with the course material

  • Submit signed “safe handling” form and licence application to NSW Firearms Registry with your receipt of payment

    • This can take 6-12 weeks to receive your H probationary licence card

    • While you wait, check out the other sub disciplines of the ACT Military Firearms Club. Our calendar is on the website www.actmfc.com – please check in advance that there will be an instructor, firearms and ammunition available on the day if needed. If you do not hold an A/B (rifle) licence, complete the long arms safety course with SSAA ACT

  • Notify MFC once you have received your H probationary licence (plastic ID) so that you can be put onto the next available H probationary course

  • You will be contacted with a start date for the next available probationary course and supplied with the course material

  • Complete the H Class probationary course and receive a signed completion form

  • After having held your H probationary licence for 6 months, submit the completion form to the NSW Firearms Registry

  • After having held your H probationary licence for 12 months, an H category will automatically be added to you A/B licence and new plastic card issued. If no A/B licence is held, you will be automatically issued with a full H licence and new firearms licence number.