About VCTA

The Victorian Clay Target Association Inc. is responsible for administering, promoting and developing the sport of Clay Target Shooting in Victoria. This site will provide clubs and members with information and news regarding our sport and provides a reference for events and activities within the various zones.

The Victorian Clay Target Association represents Clay Target Shooting Clubs within Victoria. In all there are 67 affiliated clubs who in turn are registered with the Australian Clay Target Association.

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Members may participate in our sport at any ACTA club in Australia as well as many countries overseas. All registered clubs must pass a safety inspection from the Victoria Police and all clubs have qualified coaches ready to assist new shooters in learning to be safe, responsible and skilful.

The sport of Clay Target Shooting can involve the whole family, with Mum, Dad and the Children (must be over the age of twelve) all participating. Why not try it and join in the fun.

Clay Target Shooting offers many types of competition which gives shooters an opportunity to specialize in the discipline that best suits them.

Disciplines include: Down the Line (DTL), Skeet, Tower, Ball Trap, Sporting Clays and three Olympic disciplines, ISSF Trap, ISSF Double Trap and ISSF Skeet. These are all shot at clubs throughout Victoria, although some may not have the facilities to cater for all disciplines.

Competition events are normally run in graded sections (AA-A-B-C) which provides equitable competition for both the novice and the experienced shooter. Sections for Ladies, Juniors and Veterans are often added as further encouragement.

Club, Zone and State Carnivals are held each year and participation can lead to State Team selection and the opportunity to represent Victoria at National Championships. Over the years Victoria has fielded winners at Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, World Cups and World Championships.