About our program
The SSAA Farmer Assist program has been developed to provide farmers and landholders with a simple way of finding qualified SSAA members to undertake shooting as part of pest control and/or conservation activities. This service is provided at no cost.
The program has a unique online portal that acts as an introductory service. Farmers and landholders simply register and then use the program’s Jobs Board to seek assistance to deal with problem wildlife on their properties. Once the request has been added to the Jobs Board, only registered members approved for the program can respond to the request. Farmers then simply choose which member/s they want to contact after viewing submitted applications.
For extra peace of mind, all SSAA members participating in the SSAA Farmer Assist program are covered by the Association’s $20 million public liability insurance policy.
Members involved in the program have also committed to a strict Code of Practice that incorporates safety, animal welfare and ethical shooting. Members must undertake an assessment to display a professional-like shooting standard.
ABC Landline reported on our program back in 2014. You can read this report or view the TV broadcast titled Sharp Shooters by reporter Peter McCutcheon.
To enable landholders to concentrate on maximising the profitability and environmental sustainability of their enterprises by allowing volunteer shooters the opportunity to assist with wildlife management.
To create relationships between the farming community and individual SSAA members, which will provide ongoing benefits to all parties.