General rules

  1. All shooters (including club shooting members) must report to the Venue Management Office/Pro-Shop on arrival, sign-in and pay fees. You must present your current Firearms Licence and club or state affiliation card when signing-in.
  2. All Range Officers (including club members) must report to the Venue Management Office/Pro-Shop on arrival and present their current Firearms Licence when signing-in.
  3. All other entrants, including visitors and trades persons, must report to the Venue Management Office/Pro-Shop on arrival and present their current and approved form of photo ID (e.g. passport) when signing-in.
  4. By signing-in your proof of identity documents will be scanned and collected for the purposes of complying with law enforcement requirements. Information will be held in accordance with the national Privacy Act 1988. See for full details.
  5. All shooters must be under the supervision of a non-shooting Range Officer.
  6. All persons must obey the instructions and directions of Shooting Centre staff or Range Officers.
  7. Children must always be accompanied and be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult when on-site.
  8. Smoking is prohibited within this Centre (including accommodation), within 4 metres of any entrance to this Centre, in any outdoor spectator area when competitions are in progress, and within 10 metres of the café and outdoor seating for the café.
  9. Anyone considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted on the range.
  10. Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, bicycles and other related equipment are not permitted to be used in the Centre.
  11. Leashed dogs are permitted on the grounds, but are not permitted in the Centre or Cottage unless they are authorised assistance dogs.
  12. No person may enter or leave the venue with a loaded firearm.
  13. Also, no person may handle a firearm while on site, unless they hold a current and appropriate category of Firearms Licence or have completed a P650 declaration and are under the supervision of a Shooting Centre staff member or Range Officer and have signed-in appropriately.
  14. And, no visitor may go beyond the spectator seating area unless accompanied by a Shooting Centre staff member or Range Officer.
  15. All potentially hazardous situations must be reported immediately to the Range Officer or Shooting Centre staff.
  16. Hearing protection must be worn on the firing line.
  17. Shooters and visitors should familiarise themselves with the location of the First Aid Room (Finals Range Concourse) and evacuation procedures.
  18. Firearms must not be left unattended at any time unless secured in the Armoury. Firearms found not appropriately attended or secured will be removed from the range and secured by Shooting Centre staff.
  19. All wildlife is protected and cannot be injured in anyway. Any wildlife within the Centre must be reported to the Shooting Centre staff for appropriate removal and re-location.

This video explains the do’s and don’ts of shooting firearms at unstaffed MDC ranges in Missouri.

Shooting range rules

  1. Only approved calibres and loads may be used on the range in accordance with the NSW Police Shooting Range Approval. Any queries regarding approved calibres and loads should be referred to Range Officers.
  2. Only approved matches and appropriate targets may be used in accordance with the NSW Police Shooting Range Approval.
  3. No firearm may be loaded until the Shooter is in place at the firing line and directed to do so by a Range Officer.
  4. At all times, while loaded, the firearm shall point down range.
  5. At all times, while loaded, the firearm shall be under the control of the user.
  6. When not at the firing line, the firearm must be unloaded at all times.
  7. At the completion of shooting, the firearm must be immediately unloaded.
  8. No person may touch a firearm belonging to another person without that person’s express permission and being appropriately licenced.
  9. No person on the firing line shall touch a firearm (or any part of a firearm) whilst any other person is forward of the firing line.
  10. All personal belongings must be stored away from the firing line.
  11. All malfunctions must be reported immediately to the Range Officer. Dropped and misfired rounds are to be disposed of in the yellow marked hazard bins.
  12. Hearing protection must be worn while shooting is in progress on all ranges. Eye protection must be worn when shooting handguns with the exception of air pistols.
  13. Covered footwear must be worn on the Range whilst shooting.


  1. Shooters can prepare their single shot rifles for shooting on the bench behind the firing line if they have a safety flag inserted into the rifle. This includes:
    • Putting on cheek pieces
    • Adjusting the stock
    • Putting the firearm together
    • Putting on sights
    • Adjusting the firearms between stages.
  2. Shooters who have rifles with magazines are not permitted to assemble firearms at the rear of the range. Assembly of rifles with magazines must be done at the firing line.
  3. Any cases that contain rifles in them must be secured to the bench with a safety cable to prevent theft. If you do not have a safety cable, please ask the Range Officer to place your firearm in the Armoury.
  4. Place your empty rifle case on the floor neatly under the bench to allow another shooter to use the bench.


  1. Pistols must be taken to the line in a bag or box, then taken out at the shooting bench. Place your empty pistol case next to your shooting position or beside your chair.
  2. Any cases that contain a pistol or pistols in them must be in the bay with you (you may put your case on the bench and use it to rest on), or secured to the rear railings with a safety cable to prevent theft. If you do not have a safety cable, please ask the Range Officer to place your additional firearms in the Armoury.

Cleaning of firearms

  1. Designated cleaning areas have been established at either end of the 50m Range, at either end of the Finals Range (when not used for major events) and in the tunnel for cleaning and repairs to firearms.
  2. Firearms may also be cleaned on any of the Bench-Rest benches.
  3. They are not to be cleaned on any of the monitor tables with monitors.
  4. Firearms are not to be cleaned, assembled or placed on any of the printer benches.
  5. Firearms are not to be cleaned at the rear of the ranges on the white preparation benches.
  6. No ammunition may be taken into or be in the designated cleaning positions.

Post-shooting procedures

  1. Sweep up your brass using the rubber broom and place in the marked recycling bins provided.
  2. Bring up the monitor table if you have lowered it.
  3. Replace monitor covers.
  4. Fold up your mat and return it to the Range Control Room.
  5. Return any rests to the Range Control Room.
  6. Place rubbish in the bins provided.
  7. Clear the log on your shooting lane.

Try Shooting rules

Legal requirements and identification

  1. If you are unable to meet any of these requirements, you will NOT be permitted to partake in the program on the day and you will forfeit your full fee.
  2. Only persons 12 years of age or older are able to participate in the Try Shooting Program.
  3. You MUST complete and meet all requirements of the NSW Police P650 declaration on arrival.
  4. Pursuant to the Firearms Regulation 2006, you MUST bring the original proof of ID document, and it must be an acceptable form of photo ID (e.g. passport) to support your P650 declaration. The photo ID must be the same type as what is on your P650 declaration.
  5. All minors (persons aged between 12-17 inclusive) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian (as deemed by the court). The P650 Declaration must be completed by the minor and signed by the minor (Sections A, B & D). The minor’s parent or legal guardian MUST sign the NSW Police P650 declaration (and thus consent to the minor possessing or using a firearm; Section C). The minor’s parent or legal guardian MUST bring an acceptable form of photo ID (e.g. passport) along with the minor’s birth certificate OR passport AND the minor’s current medicare card.
  6. If you are from overseas, you MUST bring your passport – no other identification, with a photo or not, can be accepted.
  7. Range Officer’s decision is final – no refund and no transfers can be provided.
  8. If you have not met the legal requirements (above) before the start time of the Try Shooting session, you will not be permitted to participate.

Dress and behavioural codes

  1. Alcohol is prohibited. Additionally, please do NOT consume prohibited drugs or medication that will impede your judgement before shooting. Participants will NOT be allowed to shoot if they are under the influence of alcohol, prohibited drugs or medication that impedes judgement. Alcohol/drugs/medication and shooting don’t mix!
  2. Secure footwear MUST be worn (no bare feet, thongs or sandals allowed).
  3. Due to safety reasons low cut apparel must NOT be worn.

Risk Warning

  1. You agree to/for your child/ward to attend the Centre/program and to undertake all activities and/or to participate in the Program. In the case of an emergency, you authorise Office of Sport staff, where it is impracticable to communicate with you, to arrange for you/your child/ward to receive such medical or surgical treatment as may be deemed necessary. Also undertake to pay or reimburse costs which may be incurred for medical attention, ambulance transport and medication for you/your child/ward incurred while participating in activities, or attending the Centre/enrolled in the program.
  2. Understand that although the Office of Sport and its service providers attempt to minimise any risk of personal injury within practical boundaries, accidents do happen and all physical activities carry the risk of personal injury. You acknowledge that there is an inherent risk of personal injury in physical activities that will be undertaken at the Centre as part of the Program and you accept that risk.
  3. You release and indemnify the Office of Sport, the Minister for Sport and the New South Wales Government and its/their officers, servants, agents and service providers from and against all actions, suits, claims, demands, proceedings, losses, damages, compensation, costs, charges and any expenses whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of any personal injury and/or loss of any description whatsoever and howsoever caused which I or my child/ward may suffer or sustain in the course of or consequent upon my or my child’s/ward’s participation in any activity at the Centre.

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