February 2021 Update

posted 6 Feb 2021, 17:00 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

The club is back into the swing of things with the first month of club shooting already completed.  Some work was also completed on the range over the Christmas period including:
  • Electrical connection between top and bottom ranges
  • Installation of solar panel system
  • Replacement of water main to both ranges
  • Electronic Air targets installed
A calendar of the club shoots for the first half of 2021 has been updated and posted, see Calendar.

Prize shoots for this year will be the Maryborough Pistol Championships 12 - 14 March and Maryborough Rifle Championships and Masters Games 16 - 17 October.

The next safety course to be conducted at the Maryborough range will be Sat 13th February 9am.  See Safety Courses for more information.

Here's hoping to a brighter 2021 full of good fun and good shooting!

Next Safety Course - 24 October

posted 28 Sept 2020, 04:27 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

The next course in Firearms Safety to be conducted at the Maryborough range is 24th October.  For more details see:

Maryborough Rifle Championships 2020

posted 16 Sept 2020, 03:25 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club   [ updated 16 Sept 2020, 03:25 ]

The Maryborough Rifle Championships, which were cancelled back in June due to COVID-19 restrictions will now go ahead on 17 - 18 October 2020 at the Walker St range in Maryborough.  This event will be operated under a COVID safe plan.

The October weekend is traditionally the Maryborough Master Games shoot.  However with the master games not going ahead in 2020, it was decided to host the Maryborough Rifle Championships on the October weekend in it's place.

This will be the first open competition on the Walker St range since it was re-opened for shooting in February, after being closed for 7 years.  This is an open event to all current QTS affiliated members, it includes events for:
  • Prone Silhouette Rifle
  • Prone Target Rifle
  • Benchrest L/Vmt and H/Vmt
  • Air Rifle
Program: MRC PROG 2020

COVID-19 Stage 2 Update

posted 2 Jun 2020, 04:30 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

The Maryborough Rifle Championships, which were due to be held next weekend (13-14 June) are cancelled due to COVID-19.  Despite the Stage 2 restrictions coming into effect yesterday (1 June), running a prize meeting with a limitation of 20 people on the premises is not feasible.

The Fraser Coast Show in May was also cancelled and for the first time in 42 years the club did not run it's annual food stall at the show, our main fundraiser for the year.  Planning for an open day/come-n-try has also been put on hold for the time being.  This has meant a slow start to a year the club was expecting to be one of it's biggest years to date.  The main priority for the club will be to return to sport initially by resumption of normal club shooting fixtures.  

A return to club competition shooting is scheduled for 13 - 14 June 2020.

The Club will implement appropriate COVID-19 controls, operate safely and comply with all relevant Queensland Government requirements and directives.

Club shooting competitions will resume as per the Calendar on the following days:
  • Pistol shooting will re-start 1pm on Saturday 13 June 2020 and  9am Tuesday 16 June 2020.
  • Rifle shooting will re-start on Sunday 14 June 2020, Silhouette rifle at 8.30am and Benchrest/Target rifle at 1pm.
  • Air Pistol/Air Rifle 6pm Wednesday 17 June 2020.
  • At other times, individual practice sessions are now permitted for club members only.
With COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions due to come into effect on July 10, we are hopeful that the other activities planned for later in the year such as the Masters Games may still go ahead.  The club will also be working to setup an opportunity for regular come-and-try sessions for small numbers of people who may be thinking of joining the club.  Watch this space.

We're Back!

posted 27 Feb 2020, 04:00 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

The official re-opening of our Walker St range was held 18 February 2020 and was attended by Queensland Target Sports President Jamie Webb, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'brien and Councilor Denis Chapman.

Normal club shooting has resumed as per the calendar.

This year the club will also be hosting three prize shoots:
There will also be a come and try day held later this year for new shooters. Date TBA.

Council Approval

posted 16 Jan 2020, 03:08 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

Today we have been advised by Fraser Coast Council that we have approval to commence using our ranges for shooting. We are awaiting formal notification of this which we hope to receive in the very near future. 

A club meeting has been set for Sunday 2nd February, 1:30pm to discuss the shooting programme calender.  Hope to see as many members at that meeting so you can have an input to our calender.

Latest Progress on Range Reopening

posted 8 Jan 2020, 19:47 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

We have received Weapons Licensing approval from Police for the bottom range and top range.  We are now waiting for the Full Bore Club to have a second inspection of their range.  Once they have their approval, both clubs will seek approval from Fraser Coast Council for permission to commence shooting.  The estimated start shooting date is now February 2020.

The prize shoots for this year will be held on the following dates:
  • Wide Bay Championships 13 & 14 June 2020
  • Maryborough Masters Games 17 & 18 October 2020

Masters Games 2019 - CANCELLED

posted 11 Sept 2019, 00:59 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

We regret to advise that we have decided to cancel this years Masters Games shoot.

As you are aware there is substantial earthworks and maintenance works to be completed and we are putting all or effort and time into getting this completed so that we can get our Ranges reopened as soon as we can.

When we do reopen we are considering holding a special event to mark the occasion and we will keep you informed of progress and information.

Thanks to all the Members who have been working to get this done.

Wide Bay Championships 2019 – CANCELLED

posted 4 Jul 2019, 04:43 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club   [ updated 4 Jul 2019, 05:00 ]

The Wide Bay Championships 2019 due to be held at Maryborough on the weekend of 27/28 July 2019 have been cancelled.

In recent months since the official announcement on the sale of the land, club members have been busy catching up with all the building and ground maintenance not attended to over the last seven years while the range has been closed.  Much progress has been made with the range starting to take shape.  Also the club has recently received the lease conditions from the local Council.  An important stepping stone towards the range being reopened for shooting.  

However one of the lease conditions are for all earthworks and ground maintenance to be complete prior to the club resuming shooting activities.  Contractors will be on site from late July to commence the earth works to the stop butt and range floor, with club members in attendance during this period to assist.  For this reason the club has decided not to host the Wide Bay Championships in 2019.

The Maryborough Masters Games on the 19/20 October 2019 are being planned to be held at Maryborough on our range providing all the approvals have been received.

For all enquiries please contact Rod Faint - Treasurer

Official Announcement - Council to Take Ownership of Walker St Shooting Complex

posted 26 Mar 2019, 04:08 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club   [ updated 26 Mar 2019, 04:17 ]

A media event was held today at the Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club to announce the official off market sale of the Maryborough Rifle Range Shooting Complex from Department of Defence to the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Media coverage:

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