Australian Cartridge Collectors Association, Inc.


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If you would like to contact the Association, email alan@australiancartridgecollectors.org or write to The Secretary, ACCA, 13 McCudden Street, Griffith, NSW 2680, Australia.

The Association was formed in Victoria in 1979 when a group of dedicated cartridge collecting enthusiasts envisioned the benefits to be gained from meeting together on a regular basis. The Association formalised its structure under the Associations Incorporation Act (Victoria) in 1981. With members being drawn from all states of Australia, as well as overseas, current membership now exceeds five hundred members.

With a National Committee of Management, the Association provides two national meetings annually. The national meeting in May is held at Coonabarabran in NSW while the October meeting is generally conducted in the vicinity of the NSW/Victorian border. To provide for the needs of all members, state or regional branches ensure that regular meetings are conducted locally in all states of Australia.

Main areas of cartridge collecting in Australia include Shotshells, Metallic Sporting, Military Small Arms, Packets and Associated Items. Many collectors overlap on a number of these main areas and, indeed, some collectors appear to cover the full spectrum of collecting options. On the other hand, some collectors specialise in only one aspect such as W.R.A.Co. or DWM headstamps. Of one thing you may be sure, if it is available, someone will be collecting it. For examples of collections, click here.

The club carries a wide range of books on cartridge collecting and associated interests. These books may be purchased at competitive prices by members of the club. These books are listed on the 'Collecting' page. To purchase books, contact John Atherton.


Australian Shotshells
Foreign Shotshells

Metallic Sporting

Australian Sporting
British Sporting
European Sporting
USA Sporting
Pistol and Revolver Sporting
Rimfire Sporting

Military Small Arms

Australian Military
British Military
Foreign Military
.303 Military
.30-06 Military
.50 Calibre and above


Shotshell Packets
Metallic Packets
Rimfire Packets
Military Packets

Associated Items

Percussion and Primitive
Reloading Tools
Cartridge Boards

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