About

 

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 115 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.

 

Murwillumbah 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 & Field Smallbore  – every Saturday morning from 8.00am

  • Air Rifle – every Saturday morning from 8.00am

  • Field Class - fortnightly on alternate Sunday mornings at 8.00am, from the Fullbore

  • Shotgun – held fortnightly on a Saturday afternoon from 1.00pm

  • Military (.303 Service Rifles) – held on a Sunday morning when a 300yd Fullbore shoot is scheduled and will commence at 10.30am. See calendar for schedule. 

  • Black Powder - periodically on a Saturday from 10.30am after Smallbore

 

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 Weapons Safety Course entails a test on safety, a theory test on legislation and category A and B firearms (which will make more sense on the day) and a practical test, there is no prior knowledge or weapons 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 125 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.

October 12, 2019

Members are advised that the club calendar has been updated .  Please find on website 'Home' page.  See you at the range!

October 11, 2019

Cancelled due to the weather!

October 11, 2019

Shooting will take place this Sunday 13 October at the 100yd mound.  A good chance to zero in rifles at this range.  See you then!

October 10, 2019

Rd 3 of SEDRA will be held this Sunday 13 October @ Ipswich RC . Shooters are asked to arrive at 8am, for a 8.30am (QLD time) start.  Murwillumbah RC requires minimum teams of 4 in both Target Rifle & F-Class Scope teams.  Please let Alan C know of your availability....

October 10, 2019

Visitors who would like to come along and try Smallbore, Air Rifle & Field Smallbore Target Shooting (.22), are asked to register now, as limited places are available for our Saturday morning events from 9am. See costs within 'Info' tab on this website. Call Peter on 0...

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