About Us

The Sport of Rifle Shooting

This is a sport for all comers; men, women, disabled, old and young persons.


We shoot at free standing paper targets. The size of the target is relevant to the distance being shot. The target is made up of circular rings. Where your shot has entered through the target and which ring your shot is inside, will determine your score for that shot.


You will learn how to hold a rifle steady, and you will learn various skills to master the perfect technique.


You will learn how to calculate and compensate for wind and weather conditions so it does not shift your shot away from your intended target. It requires great concentration to allow correctly for the wind and fire the shot accurately before the wind changes.


We mostly use open sights that are adjustable for compensating for wind and elevation movement or telescopic scope sights. We mostly use either .308 or .223 calibre target rifles and we usually shoot from a prone position (lying down face forward).


Shooters compete in grades depending on their skill and handicaps are used in club competition to give everyone a fair chance of a win.


Shooting competitions are held locally, at other towns and also at capital cities for our State and National level competitions. All calibre of shooters regularly meet at these types of competitions, so once you have reached A Grade level you may well end up against the best.


You may even end up testing your skills alongside a Commonwealth Games medallist.


Club Information

The club has equipment available for use for visitors who wish to try our sport of rifle shooting. 


Shooting is held:

Saturdays or Sundays at 1.00 pm (refer to web Calendar page)- visitors please phone club contact to make appointment for practice shooting.


Note: It’s a good idea to contact our club prior to visiting, confirming shooting will be on. Our members frequently shoot away in competition shoots and are not always shooting at Orroroo.


Also, we like to make sure any of our loan equipment is available for you to use (under our trainers supervision), so you may enjoy your visit fully by having a go at Rifle Shooting on the day if you wish.


Shooting Distances:

Orroroo    : 300 to 700  Yards

Yanyarrie : 800 to 1000 Yards


Participates in Team Competition Shoots at:



Port Pirie

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Yanyarrie Orroroo Rifle Club Inc Association Fees as follows:

Club Fee: $15.00 per annum

Trophy Fee: $20.00 per annum

Range Fee: $ 2.00 per week
 (Fees subject to change, check fee costs are current with club secretary)



Compulsory SA Association State Membership Fee as follows:

SARA Fee: $123.00 per annum
(Fees subject to change, check fee costs are current with club secretary)
Fee Concession Rates: Available (enquire within)



Yanyarrie Orroroo Rifle Club Inc Association Fee as follows:

Club Fee: $15.00 per annum
(Fees subject to change, check fee costs are current with club secretary)



Members who reload their own ammo:

Cost s (approx) $0.50 cents per bullet ($12 per average weekly shooting practice meeting)


Members who purchase Factory ammo:

Costs (approx) $1.19 per bullet ($28.56 average weekly shooting practice meeting)
(Ammo costs subject to change, check costs are current with club secretary)


Security Information

No Cash,

No Firearms,

No Ammunition,

No Gun Powder,

Kept on Rifle Range Club premises.

Firearms Legislation Summary

Visitor shooters

Firearms clubs are regulated and must comply with a number of requirements under the Firearms legislation.

Before a recognised club grants new membership, an applicant must produce a current shooting club member's licence (changing clubs) or a letter from the Registrar issued within the preceding 21 days, stating the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a shooting club member's licence. Clubs may write to the Firearms Branch with a list of prospective members, their date of birth and address and request this information.

Applicants must produce 2 references to the club, signed within the last 21 days advising of good character, and suitability for membership. A club executive member must contact each of the referees to verify the contents of the references, and keep a record of the contact.

Potential new members to a club should be advised to apply at their local Police Station for a firearms licence or variation prior to commencing any training. The subsequent training notice from Firearms Branch will identify an applicant as a fit and proper to possess firearms.

Club instructors must sight this notice prior to commencing any training course. (Regulation 18, Firearms Regulations under Firearms Act 1977 (27.11.2008).

 Firearms Regulations under Firearms Act 1977 click link left of here to view Firearms Act, PDF page.

Visitors wishing to shoot at a club may be asked to sign a declaration on each visit stating they have not had a licence suspended cancelled or are otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms.

Photographic identification will be sighted and confirmation details noted.


Junior shooters
South Australian Firearms Regulations 2008 allows children down to the age of 10 years to use a category (A) firearm while under supervision. For any other category of shooting, the legal minimum age is 14 years.

The Firearms Act 1977, section 12 (3) states; Subject to subsection (4), an application for a firearms licence cannot be made by a person under the age of 18 years.

However, minors down to the age of 12 years who are members of a 'recognised firearms club' and need to hold a licence to participate in competitions inter-state or overseas are exempt from Section 12 (3) and (8) of the Act. This enables them to obtain a one year licence which is non-renewable (they must re-apply each year).


Firearms Safety and Regulations are essential to the lively hood of our sport and we implement regulation and safety practices with utmost respect.

The main reason for firearms safety training is to reduce the incidence of firearm accidents.

We acknowledge the National Firearms Safety Code and provide a copy of the code for training purposes herein;


1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.

2. Your firearm is your responsibility.

3. Always ensure your firing zone is clear and identify your target beyond all doubt.

4. Never point a firearm at or near another person.

5. Never load a firearm until you are ready to shoot.

6. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

7. When you have finished shooting remove the magazine (if fitted), unload and then check that the chamber is empty.

8. Make sure that all firearms are transported securely to prevent misuse or theft.

9. Never allow unauthorised access to your firearm(s) or ammunition.

10. Do not climb fences or obstacles with loaded firearms.

11. Encourage safe and responsible handling of firearms in the field, on the range, and within the community.

12. Never mix shooting with alcohol or drugs.

13. Understand the operation of your firearm, keep it in good repair, and always use the correct ammunition.

14. Never store firearms and ammunition together. Ensure they are safely locked away when not in use.

15. Be familiar with the legal requirements for safe storage, firearms ownership, possession and use in your state or territory, or in the state or territory you are visiting.

16. Dispose of unwanted firearms lawfully. Surrender them to the police or sell them to or through a licensed dealer.




National Firearms Saftey Code is produced by: Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department


SAPOL Firearms Registry Peter Mars, Photographer Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (ACT) Fyshwick Firearms Michael Yelds Robert Milos


Now that you have read the Code, you should take the time to familiarise yourself with the rest of the Code. The National Firearm Saftey Code Principles explain Firearms Safety in much more detail.

Please click on the following link to view a PDF of the entire National Firearms Safety Code