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The July Program for the Beaufort Gun Club was incorrectly showing a shoot on the 15th July 2017. This date was incorrect. The correct date is the 21st July.

The program is:

Friday 21st July 2017 at 7:00pm
25 Tgt South West Zone Continental Graded Championship
25 Tgt South West Zone Continental Graded Championship
10 Tgt Cash Divide off 20 metres

2017 ISSF Trench Series Report

Click here to read the report written by Jane Vella.

Thank you Jane!

VCTA State Mixed Target at Callawadda/Stawell CTC
19th August 2017

Click here for details

Victorian Junior Shooters do well at the
Grand Prix in Suhl Germany

At the Junior Grand Prix in Suhl Germany we had a team of junior shooters who were competing against the rest of the World.

Aislin Jones won Silver in the women’s ISSF Skeet.
Jack Wallace won Gold in the Junior Men’s Olympic Trap with Mitchell Iles winning the Silver.

A great outcome for our 3 Victorian Juniors. The rest of the team also did well so there was congratulations all round.




Impressive results from Victorian skeet shooters
at the 2017 Skeet Nationals. See Results

Clubs' office bearers and Shooting programs for 2018 should be submitted to the Secretary as soon as available.

See Governance for details

Club Secretaries Please Note

The annual return to the State Secretary showing Office Bearer details can now be completed on line. (Note: Amended 23 June).

See Governance for details.

2018 Victorian State Skeet Carnival
Frankston Australian CTC
25th-28thth January 2018

CLICK HERE for Pre-noms

2017 VCTA ISSF Championships
Melbourne Gun Club
12-14th May 2017

CLICK HERE for Results


Competition Coach Level 2

If you have been a club coach (Level 1) for over 2 years with a lot of coaching experience and wish to attend a course to become a Competition Coach (Level 2) please register your interest with the State Secretary. The Course will be provisional on the receipt of sufficient applications.

For further information or apply to:

Due to the closure of Sebastopol Gun Club the State Double Barrel Continental and Deauville Doubles Championships on the 30th April has been postponed until further notice. 

We will advise you via this website as soon as the date and venue are confirmed at the next Zone meeting (mid May).

We apologise for the inconvenience and late notice.

Gippsland Sports Academy Junior Development

An article, written by the Gippsland Sports Academy, outlining the commencement of a shooting section at the Academy for junior shooters is available for review on "Junior News".

We now have 4 Academies supporting our young shooters and they are:

  1. Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport (the first to commence a few years ago and is very successful), in Bendigo
  2. South West Academy of Sport (commenced last year), in Warrnambool;
  3. Sunraysia Academy of Sport (commenced this year), in Mildura; and
  4. Gippsland Sport Academy (commenced this year), in Newborough near Moe.

Our juniors have been doing well at the Nationals and at their club competitions and there are a lot of potential high performance members coming from these academies.


VCTA Secretary/Treasurer
The Victorian Clay Target Association is seeking Expressions of interest from persons to work with the VCTA Executive.

This person will need to have experience in administration and bookkeeping.

The job will entail the administration and management of the finances of the Association. They must attend and minute Executive meetings and perform other secretarial matters as directed, including the management of State Team uniforms and other general VCTA merchandise.

Interested persons should forward their personal CV to the VCTA President Malcolm Dyson.

The closing date for applications is July 31 2017.

Email: malcolmd2@bigpond.com

2017 Victorian Clubs ISSF 100 Target Trench Series
Werribee, Frankston and Melbourne
April/May/July 2017

CLICK HERE for Details (PDF)

VCTA Policies

VCTA policies are to be added progressively to the Governance page commencing with the "Member Protection Policy". This policy is a PDF file which can be viewed via a link on the "Governance" page.


See "Calendar & Programs" link for correct program.

See "Major Events" for details of 2017 State Events

Members! Trying to find a Club Program
or State Shooting Calendar?

Every thing you need to know is published in the VCTA's Shooting Programs
Booklet available from your Club Secretary.

The VCTA Shooting Program Booklet contains a wealth of information including:

  • The President's report;
  • State Office Bearers and Council Members;
  • Zone Directories;
  • Major events and shooting calendar;
  • Victorian Club's Shooting Programs;
  • Goods and Services information.

Contact your Club Secretary for your copy

Programs and Calendar are also on line Here


Expressions of interest are being sort from anyone who is interested in obtaining their ACTA Referees' accreditation.

Those interested are asked to contact one of the following to register your name and contact details. As yet there has been no date or venue decided.We are looking at North East Zone and the North West Zone and, depending on numbers, more than one course may be run. It is not restricted to any Zone so all are encouraged to register if interested.

Please register your interest with one of the following. Don't forget your contact details so we can get back to you.

Glenn Woodhatch 0429401122; Ray Peatling 0429 434547
Bendigo Facebook Page; Cohuna FacebookPage

Members Please Note

Secure your Firearms!

When at a range, firearms not being used MUST be locked in your vehicle.

Police have been checking vehicles at clubs to see that shooters are not leaving guns in unlocked cars.

Random checks will continue to occur more frequently at Gun Clubs, so please be sure to lock your guns away when not in use, and store ammunition correctly.

Police will confiscate firearms that are not secured properly and there is a risk of losing your license as well as being charged.

Is your firearms licence about to expire?

Please check the expiry date as, ultimately, you are responsible for renewing your licence.  Sometimes notices for renewal are not sent. It is recommended that you renew a month before the expiry date so as to avoid going through the mundane tests etc.

If you have overlooked the expiry date you will receive a letter from the Licensing Services Division advising that you will have to dispose of your firearms.

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