Up to $20,000 is available to increase safety at shooting facilities during club sponsored activities.
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:
- Increase opportunities for the community to safely participate in the sport of shooting
- Improve the safety of shooting facilities that are used by the community
- Assist people from groups that traditionally face barriers to participation or access to shooting facilities
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2015-16 Grant Recipients
|Albury Wodonga Clay Target Club||Installation of hand rails and new concrete ramps at Albury Wodonga Clay Target Club||$16,500|
|Bar-Rook Field and Game||Upgrade of canteen facilities at Bar-rook Field and Game||$9,625|
|Bega Rifle Club Inc||Upgrade on all firing points and the mantlet to comply with the Firearms Registry at Bega Rifle Club||$3,500|
|Blacktown Pistol Club||Upgrade of range safety baffles at Blacktown Pistol Club||$6,442|
|Boggabri Gunnedah Gun Club Inc||Connection of new power supply into existing club power board at Boggabri Gunnedah Gun Club||$16,984|
|Boorowa Gun Club Inc||Upgrade of pathways including loading bays and installation of a water tank at Boorowa Gun Club||$10,000|
|Bowral Pistol Club Inc||Increase wall heights between ranges to comply with Firearms Registry at Bowral Pistol Club||$500|
|Broken Hill Pistol Club Inc||Upgrade 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 Club||Upgrade the smallbore range to meet Firearms Registry standards at Kariong Shooting Complex||$10,250|
|Coffs Coast Bowhunters Club||Purchase of a shipping container for storage of equipment at Coffs Coast Bowhunters Club||$2,275|
|Concord Rifle Club Inc||Upgrade of club facilities to improve access, security and safety at Anzac Rifle Range||$16,650|
|Cooma Pistol Club Inc||Purchase 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 Inc||Complete redevelopment of the clubhouse, ranges, lighting and fencing at Coonabarabran Pistol Club||$20,000|
|Coonamble Clay Target Club Inc||Replace 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 Inc||Purchase of a new automatic trap machine, upgrade of trap house and rewiring of electricity at Cowra Gun Club||$19,500|
|Dubbo Gun Club Inc||Concrete 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 Inc||Purchase of a Scatt training system for use at Endeavour Pistol Club||$1,376|
|Endeavour Rifle Club Inc||Installation of security bars, upgrade of clubhouse bathroom and kitchen facilities at Endeavour Rifle Club||$14,131|
|Eugowra Rifle Club||Extension 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 Inc||Installation 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 Club||Purchase 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 Club||Upgrade of existing structures target mounds and party walls of range one and three at Brisbane Water National Park||$20,000|
|Gosford District Rifle Club||Compliance upgrade of the range stop butt and surface at Kariong Regional Shooting Complex||$16,217|
|Grafton Clay Target Club Inc||Installation of danger signs to comply with the Firearms Registry at Grafton Clay Target Club||$830|
|Griffith Gun Club||Upgrade 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 Inc||Construction of a disabled toilet facility to the existing toilet block at the Hermidale Gun Club||$6,200|
|Hornsby RSL Rifle Club No.385 Inc||Extend 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 Inc||Installation of additional security camera on the range at Hume Pistol Club||$2,093|
|Inverell RSM Club Ltd||Extension of the stop butt to comply with the Firearms Registry||$1,882|
|Kempsey Pistol Club Inc||Complete 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 Inc||Construction 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 Inc||Upgrade all ranges to meet Firearms Registry requirements at Kurrajong Pistol Club||$11,360|
|Lismore Target Pistol Club Inc||Construction of overhead steel baffles at Lismore Target Pistol Club||$16,674|
|Lithgow Valley Pistol Club||Upgrade of range shooting bays, target frames, perimeter fencing and range dividing walls at Lithgow Valley Pistol Club||$16,770|
|Lyndhurst Rifle Club Inc||Replacement of asbestos roof at Lyndhurst Rifle Club||$12,210|
|Manning Valley Rifle Club Inc||Upgrade of boundary fencing and provision of danger signs at Manning Valley Rifle Club||$2,208|
|Monaro Air Rifle Club||Upgrade the lighting on the shooting range and in the kitchen and toilets at Monaro Air Rifle Club||$2,294|
|Moree Gun Club Inc||Purchase of a Canterbury Crusader Trap and steel trap house at Moree Gun Club||$10,120|
|Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club Inc||Purchase and installation of a Scatt target training system at Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club||$920|
|Mt Lindesay Pistol Club Inc||Installation 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 Inc||Upgrade backstop bank on the 200 metre Silhouette range to comply with the Firearms Registry at Narrabri Pistol Club||$20,000|
|Narromine Clay Target Club||Construction of a new ablution block at Narromine Clay Target Club||$8,250|
|Narromine-Dubbo Rifle Association||Purchase 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 Inc||Purchase of a mobile cool room for game animals at Nepean Hunters Club||$11,497|
|Newcastle Pistol Club Inc||Construction of safety baffles on the 25 metre range at Newcastle Pistol Club||$20,000|
|North Shore District Rifle Association No.18 Inc||Installation of a perimeter fence with safety signage at Hornsby Rifle Range||$5,061|
|North Shore Regional Target Shooting Complex Management Association Inc||Upgrade of safety fencing and gates and installation of danger signs at Hornsby Rifle Range||$11,000|
|North Sydney Smallbore and Air Rifle Club Inc||Installation 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 Inc||Subsidised cost of Firearm Safety Qualification Course and construction of target ricochet protection||$5,220|
|NSW Field and Game Association – Cooma Branch Inc||Installation 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 Inc||Upgrade of range tracks at Cooma Field and Game Club||$3,470|
|Parkes Pistol Club Inc||Construction of a range boundary wall to comply with the Firearms Registry safety requirements at Parkes Pistol Club||$17,315|
|Rangers Hunting and Shooting Club Inc||Purchase of two shipping containers to be used for storage and club house at Emmaville Rifle Range||$11,100|
|Silver City Smallbore Rifle Club Inc||Installation of a range safety fence at Silver City Smallbore Rifle Range||$20,000|
|Singleton Clay Target Club Inc||Installation 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 Inc||Installation of wooden baffles to limit the danger area at SSAA Griffith Rimfire Range||$6,310|
|SSAA Illawarra Branch||Purchase of six portable sun shelters for use on the driving range at SSAA Illawarra||$597|
|St Ives Pistol Club||Construction of overhead baffles to provide a no danger range at St Ives Pistol Club||$20,000|
|Tamworth Pistol Club Inc||Range upgrades of stop butts and divider walls to comply with Firearms Registry at Tamworth Pistol Club||$20,000|
|Ulladulla Pistol Club Inc||Provision of an enhanced all weather facility that complies with the Firearms Registry at Ulladulla Pistol Club||$3,795|
|Wentworth Pistol Club Inc||Upgrade earthen mounds and barriers on the ranges at Wentworth Pistol Club||$3,331|
|Yass Clay Target Club||Installation of a safety fence between the clubhouse and the two trap layouts at Yass Clay Target Club||$6,946|