Legislation, Policy & Links

The following legislation and policy has relevancy to the ownership and use of firearms in Australia.


Firearms Act 1973

Firearms Regulations 1974


Rules of Association 2019

Canning Club Code of Conduct

Safety Rules and New Members/Visitors Awareness Package (New Members)

Canning Club Bylaws – September 2023

Firearms Ownership/Licensing

Firearms License Application Information (WA Police)

Police Licensing Portal


    1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
    2. Your firearm is your responsibility.
    3. Always ensure your firing zone is clear and identify your target beyond all doubt.
    4. Never point a firearm at or near another person.
    5. Never load a firearm until you are ready to shoot
    6. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
    7. When you have finished shooting remove the magazine (if fitted), unload and then check that the chamber is empty.
    8. Make sure that all firearms are transported securely to prevent misuse or theft.
    9. Never allow unauthorised access to your firearm(s) or ammunition.
    10. Do not climb fences or obstacles with loaded firearms
    11. Encourage safe and responsible handling of firearms in the field, on the range, and within the community.
    12. Never mix shooting with alcohol or drugs
    13. Understand the operation of your firearm, keep it in good repair, and always use the correct ammunition.
    14. Never store firearms and ammunition together. Ensure they are safely locked away when not in use.
    15. Be familiar with the legal requirements for safe storage, firearms ownership, possession and use in your state or territory, or in the state or territory you are visiting.
    16. Dispose of unwanted firearms lawfully. Surrender them to the police or sell them to or through an authorized dealer