Skip to main content
Office of Sport

Program Function: The NSW Government seeks to enhance sport shooting facilities across New South Wales in order to provide safe, inclusive and accessible shooting environments for local communities and has committed up to $800,000 to the Safe Shooting Program. The NSW Government is supporting local communities to provide sport infrastructure that is universally designed and moves beyond compliance with standards and provides dignified inclusive and accessible facilities for all.

Program Term: Applications opened on 28 February 2023 and closed on 14 April 2023 and grants were announced in July 2023. Projects are expected to commence by 30 September 2023 and be completed by 30 September 2024.

Applicants: A total of 91 applications were submitted for consideration, 24 of which were successful. The total amount awarded through the Safe Shooting Program 2022/2023 is $787,829.00 with a total value including co-contributions of $972,810.00.

Probity: The Office of Sport engages an independent probity advisor to oversee its grant programs. The role of the probity advisor is to ensure program administration satisfies probity principles of impartiality, fairness, accountability, confidentiality and achieves policy objectives. In doing this the probity advisor:

  • Reviews and provides feedback on key program documents
  • Provides clarifications to queries when required
  • Recommends management action for conflicts of interest and any other probity issues that arise
  • Attends assessment meetings to ensure, amongst other things, that assessment criteria are applied diligently, and the assessment is based on information provided by applicants.

With respect to this particular grant program, the probity advisor confirms the process was open and fair and there are no outstanding probity issues.

Source Agency: The NSW Office of Sport administered the Program on behalf of the NSW Government. Final decisions on the award of funding were made by the Minister for Sport.

Applicant Organisation Project Title Brief project description Project Location LGA Total Amount Awarded
Taree Wingham Clay Target Club Taree Wingham Clay Target Club Machinery Upgrade Purchase of new clay target throwing machines to replace old, damaged and unsafe machinery Mid-coast Council $17,345.00
Goulburn Clay Target Club Incorporated Target Voice Release Upgrade Upgrade the Wired Clay Target voice release system to a Wireless system at the Goulburn Clay Target club located at the Goulburn Rifle Range Reserve Goulburn Mulwaree Council $11,774.00
Lee Enfield Rifle Association of Australia INC Electronic Targets and Support Frames The Lee Enfield Rifle Association would like to build a 6 lane portable electronic target system with the capability to see and count shots on the range at Rankin Springs NSW.
Carrathool Shire Council $13,389.00
Coffs Harbour Pistol Club Inc. Rebuilding The Unserviceable Air Pistol Range It is a project planned to rebuild our unserviceable air pistol range. It is a 46 years old facilities that it is close to an unusable condition at this stage. It will be disqualified to be used by Firearms Registry if action not being started as soon as we can. There will be no more air pistol event on our club's shooting program for members, if that happens. Coffs Harbour City Council $48,912.00
Newcastle Small Bore & Air Rifle Club Incorporated NSBARC Bullet Catcher Restoration and Shooting Benches Upgrade To ensure safety and compliance with Police audit inspection findings, rectification and replacement of the bullet catcher area will be undertaken.  Additionally, safety and inclusivity will be enhanced with the installation of 24 new concrete shooting benches that will provide the flexibility to cater for people in wheelchairs, women and people with smaller stature, and left/right hand shooters.  The rectification and replacement of the bullet catcher area will enable the club to comply with police direction to remain compliant as a No Danger Area (NDA) range. Newcastle City Council $50,000.00
Metropolitan District Rifle Association Inc* Zero Range Upgrade Upgrade of the 25m zero range on Anzac Rifle Range from a 2 lane range to a 10 lane range including concrete mounds, accessible access ramps, rain water storage, energy efficient lighting and security systems. Randwick City Council $47,179.00
Mungindi Border Rifle Club Incorporated Upgrade from Manual Targets to Electronic Sensors The MBRC currently utilises manual targets and funding is sought via a grant from the Office of Sport (Safe Shooting Grant Program) to upgrade to electronic targets to be in line with other facilities, provide modern equipment in a remote location and increase opportunity for membership. Moree Plains Shire Council $46,797.00
Bermagui Field and Game Sporting Clays Bermagui Sporting Clays Disabled Transport and Traps Upgrade old Quad bikes to Four Seat All Terrain Vehicle for transporting disabled and elderly members and visitors around the shooting stations. Upgrade 5 inoperative traps with 5 new clay pigeon throwing traps. Bega Valley Shire Council $49,958.00
Sutherland Shire Smallbore Rifle Club Inc (SSSBRC) SSSBRC Target And Lead Capture Upgrade An upgrade to the existing target and lead capture facility at SSSBRC to improve safety to members and improve the technique of capturing residue lead.  Additionally, the improvement will negate the present potential of lead leaching into a creek which drains into a public reserve. Sutherland Shire Council $50,000.00
Echuca Moama Field and Game Incorporated Echuca Moama Field & Game Club Equipment Upgrade Project The Echuca Moama Field & Game Club Equipment Upgrade Project will replace eleven automatic target throwers (traps). It will enable the Club to replace the oldest machines which are no longer functioning as they once were, and to bring in the newest clay target throwing technology to Moama. Murray River Council $48,200.00
Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club Inc Electronic Target System (ETS) Purchase of electronic target system Randwick City Council $25,632.00
Wingham Pistol Club Inc Restoring Community Assets This projects aim to rectify the lack of a usable range facility at the Wingham Pistol Club which if successful, should then serve a broad area in the Mid Coast SEIFA.
The project will install baffles and turning targets frames to a modern standard increasing local participation by broadening potential range usage.
Mid-coast Council $50,000.00
Narrabri Clay Target Club Trap upgrade To add a trap (clay target throwing device) at the Narrabri Clay Target Club Narrabri Shire Council $20,149.00
Swan Hill Field & Game Association Inc Swan Hill Field & Game Trap & Defibrillator Project The Swan Hill Field & Game Club Trap & Defibrillator Project will replace ten automatic target throwers (traps) and install a defibrillator. This project is putting safety first for Club members and visitors. It will replace traps which are too old to repair or replace parts. It will reduce costs to the Club in repairs and maintenance and the additional clay targets that are breaking when released. Murray River Council $31,350.00
Broken Hill Field and Game Association Incorporated BHF&G Utility Terrain Vehicle Purchase & Upgraded Electric Traps Purchase of a Utility Terrain Vehicle for use on our range for those who have limiting mobility. This will allow all individuals to continue participating in our sport which is set out in stations across natural terrain where walking on uneven ground and short distance may be a challenge.  Unincorporated Far West $30,400.00
Illawarra Regional Shooting Association Incorporated Purchase and Installation of Shot Marker Electronic Target System This project allows for the purchase and installation of a "Shot Marker" Electronic Target System which will allow the shooters to receive instant feedback on a mobile device down range for each shot fired. The system utilises 8 high precision MEMS microphones placed in the four corners of the frame and precisely measures the point of impact and down range velocity to allow the shooter to analyse groups and score for competitions without the need to travel down range to pull down, inspect and patch out each target. Wingecarribee Shire Council $18,906.00
Merriganowry Silhouette Pistol Club MSPC roofing and equipment upgrade Replacing the roof on Range B at the open outdoor shooting range and the purchase of a ride on lawn mower for general range maintenance Cowra Shire Council $12,000.00
Narrabri Pistol Club Inc. Replace Narrabri Pistol Club Air Pistol Range Demolish and replace the old open air Air Pistol Range building with a new building that complies with the ISSF Rules for Competition at Narrabri Pistol Club. Narrabri Shire Council $50,000.00
Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Parkes Branch Incorporation Improving safety with new clay target thrower for Parkes SSA To purchase a new modern and safer clay target thrower for the Parkes Sporting Shooters with automatic transmitters to avoid having to go close to them to set off. The older types have a series of remotes to use, while these new ones have radio activated transmitters to operate the clay thrower on one remote - a much safer way to operate. Parkes Shire Council $11,814.00
Lismore Target Pistol Club Inc Electric Scoring System To install 17 new INTARSO TS10-ELECTRONIC SCORING SYSTEMS in our INDOOR AIR SHOOTING RANGE  to facilitate real time scoring of air pistol and air rifle matches.
‍They consist of:
‍- Target frame
- Bullet catcher
- INTARSO software
- Cable to connect to the owner’s PC
Lismore City Council $50,000.00
Warren Gun Club Inc Safe and Easy The project is to Upgrade three existing clay target equipment bunkers at the Warren Gun Club, removing the existing fixed concrete covers with hinged metal lids.
The replacement of the three fixed lids with a metal hinged opening casing will allow for easy opening and closing of the bunker lid and increase the ease of access to the equipment below.
Warren Shire Council $13,320.00
Holsworthy Rifle Club Holsworthy Rifle Club Storage Safes And Security System To comply with NSW Firearms Registry requirements to store firearms on unattended premises, the Holsworthy Rifle Club must arrange the purchase and installation of a solid core internal lockable door, firearms safe/s and back to base alarm systems. Randwick City Council $10,964.00
Tamworth Pistol Club Inc Tamworth Pistol Club Regional Target Complex Stage 5 Range Improvement The project is required to comply with the NSW FAR Range inspection for Range design/construction specifications & standards for Limited Danger Area ranges. Tamworth Pistol Club (TPC) Range Complex must comply with NSW FAR Range construction safety specifications to maintain a NSW Range Licence for Ranges 4 & 5. These works will include purchase and construction/installation of Civil engineer designed structural steel/timber overhead baffles on both Ranges 4 & 5 so as to create Limited Danger Area (LDA) Ranges, thereby negating the risk of shot egress from within the complex, over the boundary, into neighboring properties. Tamworth Regional Council $50,000.00
Precision Rifle NSW Incorporated Precision Rifle NSW Club Trailer Upgrade Precision Rifle NSW is investing in a newer, larger, and more reliable trailer to safely transport shooting equipment to various shooting ranges, including the Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex and the Nioka range. The new trailer will be equipped with a 12-volt power system to power the trailer, accessories, and equipment to provide a mobile clubhouse, supporting the club's core mission of growing the Precision Rifle discipline in NSW. Wingecarribee Shire Council $29,940.00

*Withdrawn by applicant

Top of page