SSAA Queensland welcomes Tim Bannister



The new year has seen the SSAA Queensland President and Committee welcome former SSAA Inc. CEO Tim Bannister into the Queensland fold as Executive Director specialising in media, lobbying and strategy.

With 25 years’ experience in the shooting sports and hunting, Tim has always worked closely with SSAA Queensland with the majority of his time at SSAA Inc. under the chairmanship of past Queensland and SSAA Inc. Presidents Bob Green and Geoff Jones.

  • SSAA Queensland is one of the largest individual shooting organisations within Australia of which Queensland Members should be proud of.
  • SSAA Queensland will be able to increase its political and media promotion to further assist the benefits of SSAA Queensland Members with the fulltime employment of Tim Bannister as the Strategy, Communications Relations Executive Director.

Tim will now work with President Hellen Gill, the Committee and Staff to develop the Association into the future.  Tim’s background prior to working within the shooting industry for the last 25 years involved being an editor, journalist and photojournalist in several Queensland newspapers.

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Deporte Mutual Firearms Protection


From 1 January 2024, SSAA (Qld.) have introduced Deporte Mutual Firearms Protection which covers you for up to $25 000.00 worth of firearms registered to your firearms licence, including antiques and collectables, and any fixed firearms accessories, such as scopes and slings, both in the home and while in use.

Deporte Mutual Firearm Protection covers firearms and fixed firearm accessories for theft or loss.

Be covered for up to 28 days while travelling overseas with Deporte Mutual Firearms Protection.

If you are an existing SSAA Queensland Member with no Firearms Protection, you can add this at anytime by logging onto the SSAA Queensland Membership Portal via or by calling our SSAA Queensland Memberships Office on 07 3492 9237 .

If you are an existing SSAA Queensland Member with SSAA Mutual Firearms Protection, you are still covered through SSAA Mutual however upon renewal of your SSAA Queensland Membership, your Mutual Firearms subscription will be updated to Deporte.

Further details regarding Deporte Mutual Firearms Protection can be found here:

 –   SSAA (Qld.) Inc.  –

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