Safe Shooting Program

Up to $20,000 is available to increase safety at shooting facilities during club sponsored activities.

Safe Shooting Program


The Safe Shooting Program is being administered by Sport and Recreation on behalf of the Police Policy Office, NSW Department of Justice.

The primary focus of the Safe Shooting Program is to assist shooting, hunting and collecting clubs meet Work Health and Safety obligations and compliance requirements as assessed by the NSW Firearms Registry.



The Safe Shooting Program objectives are to:

  1. Increase opportunities for the community to safely participate in the sport of shooting
  2. Improve the safety of shooting facilities that are used by the community
  3. Assist people from groups that traditionally face barriers to participation or access to shooting facilities
  4. Provide educational programs and opportunities to improve safety and compliance.



Grants are available from $500$20,000.

The grant amount requested cannot be more than 50 per cent of the project cost. Club contribution can include voluntary labour for facility development or voluntary facilitation costs for education and training projects. Administration costs are to be covered by the applicant and should not be included in the project budget. Organisations may only receive State Government funding once for the same project or component of a project from this program or any other State Government funded grant program.


Eligible Projects

  • Upgrade of firearms capital equipment and/or facilities to comply with WH&S legislation or as directed by the NSW Firearms Registry
  • Construction of new fixed and portable facilities and infrastructure including capital equipment with a life expectancy of 15+ years
  • Enhancement of existing facilities
  • Provision of ancillary facilities at established facilities e.g. sun protection shelters, change rooms, shower and toilet blocks
  • Projects that have received development consent from the relevant Council or which can demonstrate that such consent is not required
  • Development and delivery of training programs to improve safety and compliance.


Eligible Applicants

  • NSW incorporated, community based not-for-profit Shooting, Hunting or Collecting Clubs.
  • Shooting ranges in NSW approved and administered by the NSW Firearms Registry.
  • Historical re-enactments clubs.



Application close 28 October 2016.

More Information


2015-16 Grant Recipients

OrganisationProjectGranted amount
Albury Wodonga Clay Target ClubInstallation of hand rails and new concrete ramps at Albury Wodonga Clay Target Club$16,500
Bar-Rook Field and GameUpgrade of canteen facilities at Bar-rook Field and Game$9,625
Bega Rifle Club IncUpgrade on all firing points and the mantlet to comply with the Firearms Registry at Bega Rifle Club$3,500
Blacktown Pistol ClubUpgrade of range safety baffles at Blacktown Pistol Club$6,442
Boggabri Gunnedah Gun Club IncConnection of new power supply into existing club power board at Boggabri Gunnedah Gun Club$16,984
Boorowa Gun Club IncUpgrade of pathways including loading bays and installation of a water tank at Boorowa Gun Club$10,000
Bowral Pistol Club IncIncrease wall heights between ranges to comply with Firearms Registry at Bowral Pistol Club$500
Broken Hill Pistol Club IncUpgrade of the existing range division walls to comply with the Firearms Registry standards at Broken Hill Pistol Club$20,000
Central Coast Smallbore and Air Rifle ClubUpgrade the smallbore range to meet Firearms Registry standards at Kariong Shooting Complex$10,250
Coffs Coast Bowhunters ClubPurchase of a shipping container for storage of equipment at Coffs Coast Bowhunters Club$2,275
Concord Rifle Club IncUpgrade of club facilities to improve access, security and safety at Anzac Rifle Range$16,650
Cooma Pistol Club IncPurchase and installation of a portable building for use as a clubhouse with a concrete access ramp, installation of a water tank and fit out of kitchen and toilet facilities at Cooma Pistol Club$11,200
Coonabarabran Pistol Club IncComplete redevelopment of the clubhouse, ranges, lighting and fencing at Coonabarabran Pistol Club$20,000
Coonamble Clay Target Club IncReplace current trap house and layout, upgrade electricity and installation of shaded observation platforms and shade sails at Coonamble Clay Target Club$20,000
Cowra Gun Club IncPurchase of a new automatic trap machine, upgrade of trap house and rewiring of electricity at Cowra Gun Club$19,500
Dubbo Gun Club IncConcrete works under the shaded area at the front of the club house and the conversion of the toilet block to accommodate disabled access at Dubbo Gun Club$8,850
Endeavour Pistol Club IncPurchase of a Scatt training system for use at Endeavour Pistol Club$1,376
Endeavour Rifle Club IncInstallation of security bars, upgrade of clubhouse bathroom and kitchen facilities at Endeavour Rifle Club$14,131
Eugowra Rifle ClubExtension of the shade area from the south side of the club house and installation of guttering and a water tank at Eugowra Rifle Club$2,421
Explorers Rifle Club IncInstallation of a timber barrier, purchase of portable shade structures, upgrade pathways, canteen outdoor area concreting and shading at Lockhart Rifle Range$4,396
Goolma Clay Target ClubPurchase of a portable building for use as an office and storage and installation of two Eziload trap houses at Goolma Clay Target Club$8,795
Gosford District Pistol ClubUpgrade of existing structures target mounds and party walls of range one and three at Brisbane Water National Park$20,000
Gosford District Rifle ClubCompliance upgrade of the range stop butt and surface at Kariong Regional Shooting Complex$16,217
Grafton Clay Target Club IncInstallation of danger signs to comply with the Firearms Registry at Grafton Clay Target Club$830
Griffith Gun ClubUpgrade the concrete layouts on traps 1,2 and 3 with a new layout to provide wheel chair access at Griffith Gun Club$9,360
Hermidale Gun Club IncConstruction of a disabled toilet facility to the existing toilet block at the Hermidale Gun Club$6,200
Hornsby RSL Rifle Club No.385 IncExtend existing deck, install disabled access to club house, incorporate purpose built rifle cleaning structure and install pergola to deck at Hornsby RSL Rifle Clubhouse$9,787
Hume Pistol Club IncInstallation of additional security camera on the range at Hume Pistol Club$2,093
Inverell RSM Club LtdExtension of the stop butt to comply with the Firearms Registry$1,882
Kempsey Pistol Club IncComplete the eyebrow baffling and installation of a conveyor belt across the range in front of the stop butt at Kempsey Pistol Club$1,779
Ku-Ring-Gai Pistol Club IncConstruction of a timber fence on the top of the left hand side berm of the multi-use range at Ku-ring-gai Pistol Club$13,375
Kurrajong Pistol Club IncUpgrade all ranges to meet Firearms Registry requirements at Kurrajong Pistol Club$11,360
Lismore Target Pistol Club IncConstruction of overhead steel baffles at Lismore Target Pistol Club$16,674
Lithgow Valley Pistol ClubUpgrade of range shooting bays, target frames, perimeter fencing and range dividing walls at Lithgow Valley Pistol Club$16,770
Lyndhurst Rifle Club IncReplacement of asbestos roof at Lyndhurst Rifle Club$12,210
Manning Valley Rifle Club IncUpgrade of boundary fencing and provision of danger signs at Manning Valley Rifle Club$2,208
Monaro Air Rifle ClubUpgrade the lighting on the shooting range and in the kitchen and toilets at Monaro Air Rifle Club$2,294
Moree Gun Club IncPurchase of a Canterbury Crusader Trap and steel trap house at Moree Gun Club$10,120
Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club IncPurchase and installation of a Scatt target training system at Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club$920
Mt Lindesay Pistol Club IncInstallation of a covered skillion roof over a concrete slab to provide all weather shelter and access to the amenities block at Mt Lindsay Pistol Club$5,470
Narrabri Pistol Club IncUpgrade backstop bank on the 200 metre Silhouette range to comply with the Firearms Registry at Narrabri Pistol Club$20,000
Narromine Clay Target ClubConstruction of a new ablution block at Narromine Clay Target Club$8,250
Narromine-Dubbo Rifle AssociationPurchase of two containers with a shade covering fitted between for use as office, kitchen and storage at Narromine-Dubbo Rifle Range$9,454
Nepean Hunters Club IncPurchase of a mobile cool room for game animals at Nepean Hunters Club$11,497
Newcastle Pistol Club IncConstruction of safety baffles on the 25 metre range at Newcastle Pistol Club$20,000
North Shore District Rifle Association No.18 IncInstallation of a perimeter fence with safety signage at Hornsby Rifle Range$5,061
North Shore Regional Target Shooting Complex Management Association IncUpgrade of safety fencing and gates and installation of danger signs at Hornsby Rifle Range$11,000
North Sydney Smallbore and Air Rifle Club IncInstallation of a wire fence around the perimeter of the small bore range at North Sydney Small Bore and Air Rifle Club$500
NSW Biathlon Association IncSubsidised cost of Firearm Safety Qualification Course and construction of target ricochet protection$5,220
NSW Field and Game Association – Cooma Branch IncInstallation of guttering and two water tanks on the rear of the main storage shed to provide water to toilet block, clubhouse and lawns at Cooma Field and Game Club$3,945
NSW Field and Game Association – Cooma Branch IncUpgrade of range tracks at Cooma Field and Game Club$3,470
Parkes Pistol Club IncConstruction of a range boundary wall to comply with the Firearms Registry safety requirements at Parkes Pistol Club$17,315
Rangers Hunting and Shooting Club IncPurchase of two shipping containers to be used for storage and club house at Emmaville Rifle Range$11,100
Silver City Smallbore Rifle Club IncInstallation of a range safety fence at Silver City Smallbore Rifle Range$20,000
Singleton Clay Target Club IncInstallation of two pod roof structures over shipping containers to provide a covered machinery compound at Singleton Clay Target Club$9,220
Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Griffith Branch IncInstallation of wooden baffles to limit the danger area at SSAA Griffith Rimfire Range$6,310
SSAA Illawarra BranchPurchase of six portable sun shelters for use on the driving range at SSAA Illawarra$597
St Ives Pistol ClubConstruction of overhead baffles to provide a no danger range at St Ives Pistol Club$20,000
Tamworth Pistol Club IncRange upgrades of stop butts and divider walls to comply with Firearms Registry at Tamworth Pistol Club$20,000
Ulladulla Pistol Club IncProvision of an enhanced all weather facility that complies with the Firearms Registry at Ulladulla Pistol Club$3,795
Wentworth Pistol Club IncUpgrade earthen mounds and barriers on the ranges at Wentworth Pistol Club$3,331
Yass Clay Target ClubInstallation of a safety fence between the clubhouse and the two trap layouts at Yass Clay Target Club$6,946

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