Welcome to the official site of Australian Cartridge Collectors Association Inc (ACCA). This site was last updated on
If you would like to contact the Association, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Pistol and Revolver Sporting
Military Small Arms
.50 Calibre and above
Percussion and Primitive