Mount Barker & District Rifle Club Inc.
in South Australia 




     Mount Barker Rifle Club promotes the safe handling of firearms through the art of long distance target shooting (300-900yds/m).


     The Mount Barker Rifle Club promotes firearms safety and discipline in long range target shooting.


    Members compete in Club, inter-club, State and National events shooting over distances from 300-900 yds.


     Due to the lay of the land the maximum distance at Mt Barker is 800yds.


     The Club focus is on centre fire target rifles. We do not cater for, or support, rim fire or small calibre hunting style rifles below 0.224" caliber.


     The zeroing range is for use by members only. Guest usage is sometimes permitted by negotiation with  the Club Captain, subject to the restrictions

     stated above.


     The club is affiliated with the South Australian Fullbore Rifle Association with headquarters being the range at Lower Light, north of Adelaide.


     The governing body of Fullbore Target Shooting is the National Rifle Association of Australia Ltd.


     Annual fees are payable through the club to the above associations in addition to club fees which cover public liability insurance

     Additional costs over and above the annual fees :-

  • weekly range fees – at present $10-00 per head which covers target maintenance, range up keep etc.
  • ammunition costs vary according to the number of shots fired but generally in the vicinity of $15/20 per week.

     Some of the requirements to join Mt Barker Rifle Club are :-

  • Payment of annual subscriptions – both Club and Association.
  • There is no specific age limit, however persons under the age of 18 years of age will require parental consent and be accompanied to the range by at least one parent  or       guardian.
  • Abide by the Standard Shooting Rules as amended from time to time by the National Rifle Association of Australia as well as Club By-Laws as laid down by the elected committee Owners of firearms are required under South Australian State Law to hold a current firearms licence with the appropriate “purpose for use” endorsed thereon.
     (Depending on the individual/s’ circumstances this endorsement may be obtained through the Club).