Warrnambool Rifle Club is located within the South West Region Target Complex at 200 Buckleys Road, Allensford, Victoria and is situated in between Lake Gillear and the beautiful Southern Ocean with scenic views.
Club room and function centre:
We offer friendly and inviting facilities for everyone to use.
The club rooms facilities were constructed in 1999 and include a 70x60Ft function area with a spacious fully equipped kitchen (including: deep freeze, stoves, fridge and large cool room).
Club facilities are capable of catering for up to 200 with either seated tables, or theatre style seating. Modern toilets and showers are also available.
Membership : Join Here
Our club membership officer would love to help you join the club and come visit our ranges.
Or you can contact our club committee members on our contacts page HERE
CAMPING FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE TOO.
All rifle shooters and families are invited to holiday at the range any time during the year. Contact Anna Dyson on 0428 527 891 to make arrangements.
Camping Fees : $10 per Day Powered Site
$5 per day unpowered Site.
A Proud History
Our club was formed in 1886
and,according to the Defence Department, in the early years was considered part of the "national forces". During WWI , 46 of our members were part of the war front.
For more than 50 years our shooting range was located at Thunder Point until the relocation to our current Lake Gillear, Buckleys Road range.
The South West District Rifle Association (SWDRA), the umbrella association for the South West District Target Complex where the Warrnambool Rifle Club and many other clubs reside, has recently received a grant from the state government and has moved to purchase the land on which the current range resides which will result in a secure range for target shooting in the south west. Warrnambool Rifle Club is proud to sponsor the South West Championships and other events at the annual OPM and Australia's only marathon shoot held over the new years weekend by the SWDRA and other events such as the Military Rifle Shoot in January which in 2015 saw military issue rifles, including a Vickers machine gun and 20mm anti-tank rifle, on the range.
Our Shooting Ranges
As part of the South West Region Target Complex our ranges are without doubt the very best in the area.
Our facilities include a function room for 200 people, full kitchen facilities and toilets.
1,000 yard Outdoor Range
Our long range is IDEAL for big bore shooting. This range was constructed in 1999 and features quality, watered, grass firing mounds at 300, 600, 700, 900 and 1000 yards. This range boasts a 20 Cantilever target gallery with toilet facilities. Ideal for a casual weekend shoot all the way up to Queens Prize training. Club shoot times will be posted on Facebook but typically occur on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 1pm with a 12:30pm set up (see CONTACTS page for Facebook details
Sheltered 100 yard Outdoor Range
Construction is currently being completed on this new range complete with undercover shooting veranda to protect from the legendary Warrnambool wind and rain. This range will boast target platforms at 50 and 100 yards. Ideal for sighting in or just a fun day at the range.
20 Metre Indoor Range
Home to the Archers of Warrnambool and Lake Gillear Small Bore Rifle Club.
For information on archery please contact Mike Clarke ph. 0422868406. Shoots are held most Tuesdays from 5.30-7.30pm and Saturdays between 1pm and 4pm.
For information on small bore please contact Richard Bourke (0418960996), shoots occur most Thursdays starting at 7:30pm.