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The Callawadda-Stawell Clay Target Club is holding Gibbo’s 80th Birthday Celebration Championship on Saturday 20th May commencing at 12:30pm.

Ground located at Stawell to Donald Road, Callawadda, via Stawell.


1. 30 Tgt Double Barrel
2. 30 Tgt Points Score championship
3. 30 Tgt Continental Double Barrel Championship

AA, A, B, C 1st & 2nd and Overall High Gun

Come along and enjoy the afternoon with Gibbo!

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

Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc.
to commence both DTL (grounds 2 & 3 only)
and 5 Stand Sporting Clays

The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. has received interim approval from the EPA to re-commence both DTL (grounds 2 & 3 only) and 5 Stand Sporting Clays disciplines. Skeet will remain closed until further notice.

The club's first competition will be held on Sunday May 7 at 11am. The program is a 100 tgt. 5 Stand Sporting Clays championship..

The May DTL competition on Saturday 20 May at 11am will include a celebratory return to activities function. Please refer the club website Facebook page (https://wctc.jimdo.com) for more details.

Contact Brian Reid. 57217799

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

CLICK HERE for Details (PDF)

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

Shooting Australia endorsed event

Pre-noms Only

CLICK HERE for Program, Prenoms Form and Conditions of Entry (3 page 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

Congratulations to the following members who have been awarded a VIS Individual Scholarship for 2016/17:

Emma Cox, Laetisha Scanlon, Catherine Skinner, Penny Smith and Adam Vella.

On behalf of the VCTA, we wish them every success in their upcoming events during the rest of 2016 and 2017.

In exciting news for the clay target shooting community Gippsland Sports Academy will partner with renowned international coaches, Olympic Gold Medallist Russell Mark, and 3 time Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Lauryn Mark from Go Shooting to create the GSA Clay Target Shooting program. Click Here 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.

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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