Temporary Range Closure
- effective 23 March 2020 until further notice
The Management Committee have been
closely monitoring the Australian Government directives and the implications for
gathering in public places. We have an obligation to ensure everyone attending
the range is kept safe in all respects. In light of the current Covid-19
situation the Committee has decided to close the range until further notice. We
will continue to be directed by
make changes as they occur.
This is a friendly club with many members. Many of our members are family groups with keen competition between mum and dad, and the teenagers.
Junior shooters (11 - 18 years) are especially catered for by teaching them respect for others, respect for their equipment and respect for the ethos of sport.
The club is well run with an effective executive and a large number of Discipline Captains and Range Officers whose main concern is safety for all concerned and fairness in competition.
We own our land at the Cawarral Range, and it is a fauna reserve.
The club is in excellent financial state and is successfully audited annually.
We shoot many different matches every month - refer to the Calendar. Some of these matches - we call them disciplines - are more popular than others, but this does not always relate to the degree of difficulty. All have their own difficulties ranging from very small or moving targets to various distances to timed events.
What about help getting you started?
Our monthly program is your first step. Choose which shoots to come to - you don't have to shoot at first. We are happy to have spectators but everyone must comply with the SSAA Standard Range Rules and Range Standing Orders. Pets must be leashed and kept away from the firing line.
Everyone needs: ear protection. Shooters also must have: eye protection and closed-in shoes.
Introduce yourself to the Discipline Captain - Range Officer 'RO'.
The 'RO' will ask you to sign the Range Register and complete any official forms and fees. Photo ID will be required as part of the official forms.
The 'RO' will introduce you to members who can assist with teaching and use of their equipment.
Shooting is strictly controlled by Laws, Permits and Rules including: the Weapons Act Range Approval & Conditions, SSAA Standard Range Rules, the Particular SSAA Discipline Rules and the Range Standing Orders.
Beginners are expected to reimburse the cost of ammunition used - just ask your support member.
Beginners who wish to obtain a firearm licence must undergo a firearm safety course specific for the type of firearm they wish to use. The club will advise on licensing requirements which vary depending on whether you wish to shoot: pistol, rifle, or shotgun firearms. Generally speaking, you should be a member of an approved sports shooting club - such as ours - before you will be considered for a license.
If you wish to join our Branch, then refer to the Join menu.