Shooting sport is a collective group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in shooting.

There are a variety of disciplines categorised by the equipment used (e.g. rifles, handguns and shotguns), shooting distances, targets, time limits and degrees of athleticism involved.

Shooting can be done both individually and, in a team, encouraging and catering for the participation of the young and old, males and females, able-bodied and disabled.

Regardless of physical abilities, the most important things is to get started! Getting involved at your local club, working through the licensing process, and becoming a member and a regular visitor to the range should be your focus.


There are a range of disability groups eligible to compete within the Australian shooting system. These disability groups are separated into various classifications to ensure fair competition. Each disability group has a minimum impairment criterion that an athlete must meet in order to be eligible to compete. Athletes must undergo specific athlete evaluation or eligibility processes to obtain a classification.

As well as participating there are several opportunities to get involved in shooting including volunteering, club management, refereeing, coaching and much more. 

To find how to get involved shooting, get in contact with us today.