FAQs

Please scroll down for answers to Frequently Asked Questions for visiting the Melbourne SSAA SHOT Expo, 20-21 May 2017.

What times is the expo open? 
Where is the show being held?
How do I get to Melbourne Showgrounds?

What are the visiting rules?
If I leave the show, can I get back in?
Where can I find a list of Exhibitors & Map of the Expo?
What else is happening at the show?
Can I bring the kids?
Can I view and hold the firearms on display at the event?
Can I buy firearms at the show?
What types of firearms will be available for purchase?
Can i buy ammunition?
I want to see an exhibitor about a firearm I own, can I bring it with me to the show?
Can I get an application for a firearms licence at the event? 

What times is the expo open? 

The Melbourne SSAA SHOT Expo is open at the following times:

  • 9am-5pm on Saturday 20 May 2017
  • 9am-4pm on Sunday 21 May 2017


Where is the show being held?

The SSAA SHOT Expo is held in the Exhibition Building at Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale VIC 3032.


How do I get to Melbourne Showgrounds?

Located just 7km from Melbourne CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Showgrounds and is easily accessible by public transport or car. There is plenty of parking which costs $10 per day which is charged by Melbourne Showgrounds. Entry to the Visitor Carpark is via Gate 7 on Leonards Crescent. To find out further information and to plan your trip, CLICK HERE>>


What are the visiting rules?

To ensure the safety of all attendees, there are strict guidelines for visiting the SSAA SHOT Expo, please CLICK HERE>> to view the visiting rules. You must comply with these simple rules to be granted entry into the event.


If I leave the show, can I get back in? 

Yes. All visitors to the show can collect a special wristband before exiting to allow unlimited entry over the two days. Please note that wristbands are non transferable and will be void if they appear to be tampered with.


Where can I find a list of Exhibitors & Map of the Expo?

All visitors to the show will receive a free show guide upon entering the expo containing all the information you will need on the Expo, and what’s happening over the weekend. To start planning your day and find out more information about all participating exhibitors, and to download the list with a map of the expo,  CLICK HERE>>.


What else is happening at the show?

In between checking out the exhibits showcasing hundreds of brands, the SSAA SHOT Expo also has plenty for showgoers to see and experience over the weekend. To find out what’s on and view the program, CLICK HERE>>


Can I bring the kids? 

Yes, the SSAA SHOT Expo is an event for the whole family. Children 15 years and younger can attend however must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Outside of checking out all the exhibits, there will be the Working Gundogs, petting zoo, jumping castles and face painters at the show to keep the kids entertained. Kids over 12 years of age can even have a go at the Indoor Shooting Range, and kids of all ages can test their skills at the Indoor Archery Range.


Can I view and hold the firearms on display at the event?

Yes, under the supervision of a exhibitor/staff member. All firearms at the SSAA SHOT Expo are rendered inoperable.


Can I purchase firearms at the show?

Persons with a valid Firearms license, and a Permit to Acquire (PTA), can purchase firearms/weapons at the show, and take home if the stock is available on the day. If stock is not available, you will be able to collect from your nominated gun dealer/store in the week following the show.

If you wish to purchase a firearm at the show, and do not have a PTA, exhibitors will take a deposit, and you will be able to collect at a later date from your nominated gun dealer/store once your PTA has been processed by Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation Division.

You will be able to apply for a PTA at the Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation Division stand. Please note: PTA’s will not be issued on the spot. For more information on purchasing firearms, CLICK HERE>>


What types of firearms will be available for purchase? 

Category A, B, C & H firearms/weapons will be on display and available for purchase.


Can i buy ammunition? 

Yes, ammunition will be available for purchase from select exhibitors. You will need to show your firearms licence to purchase.


I want to see one of the exhibitors about a firearm I own, can I bring it with me to the show?

NO. You MUST NOT bring any firearms or weapons of any kind to the show. There is a high level of security and police at the show and you will be refused entry as per the visiting rules


Can I get an application for a firearms licence at the event? 

Yes. Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation will have applications at their stand at the Expo. To find out more information, please visit their stand or visit the Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation website – CLICK HERE>>