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 late 2022. As such, we will not be running introductory pistol shoots until at least June 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.