The West Australian Rifle Association Inc. is an organisation that promotes Fullbore Target Rifle Shooting.
How do I find clubs in Western Australia?
- There are 70 affiliated Rifle Clubs throughout West Australia; please click on the CLUBS tab on this website. You will find regions, clubs, maps and contact details. Talk to the club officials to see when they shoot at the range.
- Clubs will get individuals to shoot for a few weeks before offering membership.
What categories do you shoot?
- There are four categories under Fullbore shooting Target Rifle, F Class, Service Rifle and Field Class. There are other types of rifles used, however they fall under one of these four Categories.
What sought of Calibre ammunition is used?
- We use 7.62mm and 5.56mm calibre single shot target rifles at ranges from 300 to 1000 yards. We shoot up to 8mm, it is against the standing orders to shoot above this calibre.
How old can you be to join a club?
- Participants may start shooting at age 14 years but only under parental or guardians direct supervision.
What about Licences?
- You will complete a WA Police Awareness Certificate test
- Your rifle will be checked and you will receive a WA Police Firearm Serviceability Certificate. These two certificates can be issued by WARA.
- Rifles are licensed by the State Police and the minimum age to obtain a licence is 18 years.
- To obtain a licence that is not restricted to “approved Club activities only”, you will need to obtain a letter of consent from a property owner.
What does it cost to join?
- Costs differ for each club; however it can be approximately $280.00 per year with a weekly shooting cost of approx. $40.00.
- Clubs have rifles which can be used by visitors free of charge.