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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 Sep 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:

Fraser Coast Council to Purchase Maryborough Rifle Range

posted 25 Oct 2018, 05:51 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club   [ updated 26 Mar 2019, 03:50 ]

On 24 October 2018 at the Ordinary Council Meeting, the Fraser Coast Council approved the purchase of the Maryborough Rifle Range in Walker St. This decision lights the way for our club to return to regular shooting activities there, hopefully as soon as early 2019.
Youtube Video: Council Meeting October 2018 (vote is at 2:22:00)
Stay tuned to this website and also Like our Facebook Page to hear further updates.

Masters Games 2018 - Results

posted 25 Oct 2018, 05:45 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

After the rain delay, the Maryborough Masters Games prize shoot was held.  Here are the results from the weekend:

Masters Games 2018 - RESCHEDULED

posted 13 Oct 2018, 04:15 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

The Masters Games shoot will now be held next weekend, 20 - 21 October.

Masters Games 2018 - CANCELLED

posted 11 Oct 2018, 19:36 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club

The Masters Games shoot to be held this weekend (13 - 14 October) has been cancelled due to wild weather that has hit Gympie with more wild weather due to hit over the weekend.

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