How to get involved

Both novice and experienced shooters of all ages are welcome. You will be provided with a fun, safe and well disciplined environment in which to learn and develop shooting skills.

The Association also welcomes enquiries from youth groups such as Scouts, Guides, and Cadets for specially tailored sessions to learn basic firearm safety and experience our sport.

How do I get involved in target rifle shooting?

It is easy to get involved in the sport of smallbore shooting. Just go to the “clubs” page, find the club most convenient to you and drop them an email.

The club will let you know when they are open for visitors, and it is then a matter of turning up at that time. A Club Coach or experienced club member will explain to you about the safety aspects, and how the club functions, then let you try shooting so that you can see what it is about. Many of the clubs have equipment to help get a newcomer shooting.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this will be quite small (it will vary from club to club). Most clubs may have “probationary” or waiting period but you will be welcomed back to the club as a visitor until you decide to become a member.

How old does my child have to be to start?

The minimum age for membership is 12 years. If you fall between 12 and 18, you will need your parent/guardian to be with you as you try shooting.

Do I need a firearms licence?

Having a firearm’s licence is not required for you to attend a club and try target shooting. However, potential adult Club members and visitors will need to be eligible to apply for a WA Firearms Licence.

What do I need to bring?

Club officers will need to sight your Driver’s Licence and/or Firearms Licence if you have one, as you sign in at the club.

The club will have club rifles for you to use, and one on one training will be provided to enhance the experience.

What if I have my own .22 rifle or .177 air rifle?

Great – but please wait for a couple of weeks before you bring it to the range. Talk to the coach or club administration as to its suitability to be fired on the smallbore range.