The Murwillumbah Rifle Club was formed on the 1 October, 1901, and was affiliated
with the Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), to provide civilians with the
opportunity to practice and improve their marksmanship in support of the defense
of Australia. With a history of 110 years, the Murwillumbah Rifle Club today is
affiliated with the Queensland Rifle Association (QRA) and offers shooters many
varied opportunities to shoot, catering for shooters at all levels from beginner
to the experienced. Target Rifle Shooting has developed into the modern competitive
sport we see today, through local club competitions, Club Open Prize Meets, State
Queens, National Queens, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Rifle Club events are held outdoors on an ex-military shooting range at varying
distances from 300 to 900 yards. Access to the range is most definitely restricted
to specific days and times, as the range is split over two private properties.
Our classes of shooting that we offer include (see calendar for dates):
- Fullbore –
alternate fortnightly on Saturday afternoons from 1.00pm and Sundays at 8.00am
- Smallbore – every Saturday morning at 8.00am
- Field Class - fortnightly on alternate
Sunday mornings at 8.00am, from the Fullbore
- Military (.303 Service Rifles)
- Black Powder
The different classes of rifle shooting conducted by our
Club follow the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association
of Australia (NRAA). Shooting is open to men and women of all ages; Queensland &
New South Wales laws designate that a person using a rifle must be a minimum of
12 years of age and adults 18 years and over must be eligible for a Queensland or
New South Wales Licence.
Our club provides an instructor for people wanting to complete
a firearms safety course, which is a prerequisite for application of a 'Firearms
Licence'. The approved Safety Course entails a test on safety, a theory test
on legislation, understanding what are category A and B firearms (which will make more sense on the
day) and a practical test. There is no prior knowledge or firearms handling experience
required to complete the safety course.
Rifle shooting with the Murwillumbah Rifle
Club is a safe and enjoyable sport. Our club currently has 110 valued members. We
pride ourselves on our impeccable safety record, which is the responsibility of
ALL participants. The Murwillumbah Rifle Club welcomes new shooters and encourages
people to come and give it a go.