About Us

Who We Are

robsmlNIOA is Australasia’s largest privately owned supplier of small arms, ammunition and related products. The company was established in 1973 and services both the sporting and government markets in Australia and New Zealand. NIOA carries exclusive distribution and representation agreements for over fifty international companies.

Robert Nioa is the Managing Director of NIOA.

In the government market these include:
Orbital ATK, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Rheinmetall Defence, Barrett and GLOCK.

In the sporting market they include:
Vista Outdoor (Federal, Savage, Speer, CCI, RCBS, Weaver etc), Colt, Barrett, Ruger, Kimber, Anschutz and Leupold.

The company operates two dedicated sales and support teams. One focused on the commercial market and another dedicated to the government market. Both are supported by centralised warehousing, administration, marketing, quality assurance, management and customer service personnel.


Scope of business

The company carries ISO certification covering its full scope of activities being; the marketing, importation, distribution, integration, and through-life support, including management of procurement and supply contracts for firearms, weapons systems, ammunition and related products for the sporting and government markets.

In the government market NIOA takes a systems based approach to providing customer
solutions, integrating products from various sources to achieve the most compliant outcome. NIOA provides
support for our mission systems supplied, including training, repair and maintenance, spare parts, engineering
support and upgrades. NIOA incorporates local content where cost effective.