Clay Target Shooting

Clay Target Shooting is a sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family with Mum, Dad and the Children all participating. Why not try it and join in the fun as a recreation at a local gun club, or at a competition level from registered club events to state, national and international competitions. These include World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Since it’s introduction into Australia in 1924 and the eventual inauguration of the present governing body know as the Australian Clay Target Association Inc (ACTA) , the sport has grown to its present strength of approximately 300 clubs with some 13,000 registered members.

Clay Target Shooting offers many types of competition which gives shooters an opportunity to specialize in the discipline that best suits them. ACTA disciplines include: Down the Line (Trap), 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 Australia, 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.