In October 2008 the NSW Firearms Laws were changed allowing unlicensed people (over 12 years of age) to shoot on approved ranges under supervision of a licensed shooter, once they have completed a declaration form. There are 2 reasons for this, 1. to undergo firearms license training and 2. to give the sport a try to see if it is what you would like to do – HITTING TARGETS work as an ‘instructor’ providing ‘try shooting’ on behalf of a club.
Firearm Usage and Legal Requirements
You are not required to have a firearms license however if unlicensed each participant must be approved on the day of the session by filling in the NSW Police Force – Firearms Registry Declaration (P650). The declaration is for approval to use a firearm on an approved shooting range declaring that over the past 10 years the participant has been of good behavior and mental stability. Drivers license/Passport or similar is required to be shown on the day also.
Participants under 18 years must have parental or guardian consent by filling out and bringing with them the NSW Police Force – Firearms Registry Declaration (P650) and a Parent/Guardian Consent Form
The Minimum age is 12 years.
Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a Medicare card is to be used as proof of guardianship.
NO ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS! you cannot operate a car, you certainly cannot operate a firearm.
Range and Targets
A special exclusive range is set up to ensure maximum fun and variety of targets offered at no other club in Sydney. Targets will include incomers, crossers, towers, teals and battues all shot from safety frames (singles, pairs). Targets will be set to cater for all ability levels. Unlike most clay target experiences there is no limit on the amount of targets shot over the session. Why limit it to 25 targets when you are just getting good at it – get your full bang for your buck!
What is supplied
Everything you need is supplied – ammunition, targets, firearms, hearing and eye protection, safety frames and shooting jackets, range fees, insurance for shooters and spectators and temporary firearms licensing and temporary Shooting Club membership. We have firearms to suit even the smallest 12 year old.
Bookings are essential. For private and exclusive group sessions we can organise morning, lunch and afternoon sessions 7 days a week. And on special request early evening sessions too. Sessions are usually 2 or 3 hours depending on group size and how much you wish to immerse yourself in the experience! However we will try to accommodate your requests the best we can.
Our “Come Have A Shot” non-exclusive Group “try-shooting” sessions are at scheduled times which vary week to week depending on season and demand. Sessions are on weekends, to see the availability of these follow this link www.hittingtargets.com.au/book-session/
Our staff will attempt to take Images of each shooter actually shooting and group photographs these are then placed on a secured folder on picasa.google.com, on www.hittingtargets.com.au and Hitting Targets Facebook Page for free downloading.
Public Liability insurance provided, which covers all participants and spectators.
Wear enclosed shoes (no heels, no thongs). Do wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses or spectacles, we suggest wearing a shirt without a collar and women try not to wear a bra with any clips or metal on the front of the shoulder or large earrings or chunky necklaces.
Dress for the outdoor conditions – we continue in wind and rain and also hot weather. We do however stop for hail, electrical storms and simply disgusting weather.
Shooting Range dress code
Wear enclosed shoes – no thongs and heels as the ground can be uneven at times. (yes you can come in fancy dress and yes you can definitely dress the Buck or Hen up !!)
Cecil Park Clay Target Club is wheelchair friendly, we always endeavor to cater for all of our customers and the beauty of using an Olympic venue means that we are wheelchair friendly. There are easily accessible disabled bathrooms always available on site also. However, depending on the day, our distance from the restrooms might be further and other days. We can advise you on this as the need arises.
- We can organise full catering
- We can supply a ‘Cook yourself BBQ’; we supply all the ingredients – you just cook it on our BBQs
- $25 pp. BBQ (sausages/kebabs/steaks/rolls/salad/soft drinks etc.)
*water is supplied throughout the shooting session
We recommend Limousine Line (they know where we are, which is important! )
Limousineline will organise all of your transport needs from anywhere in Sydney from mini buses, coaches, vans, cars to stretch limos and hummers!
0412-driver (0412 37 48 37) firstname.lastname@example.org – ask for Rita and tell them that Suzy from Hitting Targets sent you :) www.limousineline.com.au
To book your session
- Check availability and confirm your time slot
- Pay required deposit
Prior to the event
- Confirm numbers (this is a must as pricing changes may apply on the day)
- Let us know if there is someone in the group who may need a smaller/lighter firearm (through size or injury)
- Confirm any catering
On the day
Once you arrive please go to the building with the blue shade sails, there you will have to show ID and sign in- once this is done you will receive a sticker to wear and then proceed to range 11.
- Complete NSW Police Force – Firearms Registry Declaration (P650) (approval for firearm usage at an approved range)
- Bring photo ID to the session (drivers license/passport). International visitors MUST bring their passport!
- Pay remaining amount
Money Side of Things
Upon request a quotation will be supplied.
- $500 deposit is required to secure a group booking.
- $1000 deposit is required to secure a group booking when catering is involved or for a corporate event.
For Corporates the remaining amount will be invoiced for payment 7 days from the date of the event. For all other situations the remaining amount is to be collected by the group’s organiser and paid at the start of the event or earlier.
We have eftpos and credit card facilities. All credit card payments incur a 3% fee (this fee is to cover for the credit card fee charged to us by the credit card companies and the eftpos device and service fee from the bank)
If booking is cancelled within 14 days of the session date the deposit will be forfeited – to cover for range fee cancellation penalty and loss of other groups utilising the session time and other expenses.
If booking is cancelled prior to 14 days before the session a 20% handling fee will be deducted and the remaining deposit amount returned.
Rescheduling within 48 hours of the session incurs a re-booking fee of 20% of the total amount.
Hitting Targets is held at Cecil Park Clay Target Club, Sydney– this is Sydney’s premier Clay Target Range as it boasts the facilities used for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Coming from the M7 take the Elizabeth Drive exit, travel 2.8 km, the turn off for the complex is on the left. (You will see the Blue Sydney 2000 signs to the “Shooting Centre”).
Or coming from the West travel down Mamre Rd from the M4 until your reach the end (roundabout) and turn left. Travel 2.1 km and you will see the same “Shooting Centre” signs, turn right onto Range Road.
There are 11 layouts at the club and we run off the 11th, which is right down the end furthest from the entrance, please drive all the way down there and park on the grass. DO NOT PARK UP NEAR THE BUILDINGS
- Download the map to get to Cecil Park Clay Target Club
Google Maps have “pinned” our location so just type in “Hitting Targets” into your device.