MEMBERSHIP
renew

It’s a great time to join Alpine or renew your membership. Click links to download the NEW MEMBER FORM and RENEWAL FORM. Annual fee includes four prepaid shoots.

FORM FILE

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Alpine_P650

The Alpine P650 application form

Member application

New members’ application form

PR5 formats

Alpine rifle match formats

Alpine_pistol_rules

Alpine Pistol Rules

SSRs

NRAA Standard
Shooting Rules

Firearms_Users_Guide

Police Firearms and Safety Guide

Ammunition Guide Purchase & Storage

Alpine_hunters_code

The Alpine Hunters’ Code

Safety First
safety rules

The first rule of shooting is: Safety first, last and always.

Always treat all firearms as if they are loaded.

Keep your rifle pointed in a safe direction at all times.

Transport your rifle with the bolt out. Insert the bolt only when on the firing point.

Do not leave the firing point until your rifle is cleared and the bolt is removed.

Do not load your firearm until instructed to do so.

Wear ear and eye protection.

Follow the instructions of the range officer.

Store guns and ammunition securely.

Alpine Armoury
Alpine PRC Armoury

Alpine has a Club Armoury for members. If you’re in need of safe storage, rifles, handguns, accessories or ammunition, have a look at the latest catalogue.

Clubhouse Update
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The Alpine Clubhouse in B Block is open again, as is the NSWRA Store in C Block. Store hours are Tues & Thurs 10–3, Sat 10.30–12.30, 4–5.

Rifle: How to Get Started

Please carefully read the section below that applies to you.

I DO NOT HAVE A NSW FIREARMS LICENCE:

To take part in a rifle shoot with Alpine, you will need:

  • a P650 form, downloadable here. YOU MUST BRING A COMPLETED P650 FORM EVERY TIME YOU SHOOT until you have a licence
  • photo ID (driver’s licence, passport, etc)
  • $65 ($35 range fee; $30 for rifle hire and ammunition.) Under-18s coached by a licensed guardian shoot 10 rifle rounds for $5 for their first three visits.
    P650 shooters doing two sessions on the same day (e.g., rifle AND pistol) pay a discounted total fee of $95. Alpine cannot process card payments, so please bring cash.

If you are a new rifle shooter, please let us know beforehand, and be at the range by 9.15 a.m. To enter the range, you must show a completed P650 form, an NSWRA/Alpine membership card or an email from the Alpine club captain to the guard at the boom gate.

NOTE: New P650 rifle shooters may attend Service (PR) and rimfire events marked “P650s OK” in our Calendar. For range locations, see the Contacts page.

I WANT TO APPLY FOR A RIFLE LICENCE (CAT. A/B):

The NSW Firearms Registry provides detailed information about applying for a licence and acquiring a firearm.

  • Step 1: Ask the Registry to mail you a firearms (rifle) licence application form here.
  • Step 2: When you have the application form, do a firearms (longarm) safety and training course with the club.
    This involves at least two shooting sessions under supervision (on two separate Saturdays) and an open-book test.
    The test is based on the NSW Police Firearms Users Guide. The Guide outlines what you need to know and gives sample questions and answers. These will be similar but NOT identical to the ones in the test.
    The cost of the test is $30, and you will need to book a time with us in advance.
  • Step 3: Join the club (see below).
  • Step 4: Send to the Firearms Registry the completed application form and the signed certificate stating that you’ve done the safety course, passed the test, and been accepted for Alpine membership.
  • Step 5: Wait a few weeks for the Registry to give you the results of your application.

NOTE: Alpine also conducts Game Council R Licence testing.

Pistol target shooting is a separate licence category (H). See the Pistol page for details.

I ALREADY HAVE A NSW RIFLE LICENCE (CAT. A or B):

You are welcome to shoot with us as a guest. You must bring your licence every time you come to the range. You may hire a rifle and ammo from us if you do not have your own; see above for range and hire fees.

I HOLD A FIREARMS LICENCE IN ANOTHER STATE:

You are welcome to shoot with us on the same terms as for NSW licence holders. If you have moved to NSW or are planning to move soon, you should apply as soon as possible for a NSW licence. Some steps in the application process may be waived if you have an interstate licence—contact the NSW Firearms Registry for more information.

How to Join Alpine

When you join Alpine, you can choose from several categories of membership based on which style of shooting you plan to do, for example, NSWRA rifle, NSWSA pistol, hunting or shotgun.

A sign-on fee starting at $100 (depending on your chosen event category) covers participation in club meets until 30 June, when annual membership fees are due. On that date, qualified people are invited to join as full members.

Alpine Precision Rifle Club is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.

Annual membership fees vary between $100 and $400 based on the category you wish to join. Members must prepay for four shoots a year. From July 1, the cost per day/shoot will be $35, including lunch, owing to a range fee increase. Members can buy discount vouchers in sets: $110 for five shoots (at start of year) or $260 for ten shoots (during the year).

Membership levels and fees are set out in detail in the membership application form, which you can download from this link.

Before being accepted as an associate member, you must attend an initial shoot with our Club for vetting. If you are not currently licensed, you also need to apply for your licence by following the steps above. You must email AND personally hand your signed and completed membership form, together with any required references, to the Captain. Note: We process membership and training paperwork ONLY at Saturday lunch or after shooting at the end of the day.

Full members enjoy a wide range of benefits in addition to participation in our shooting activities. As well as having defined voting rights in a public company limited by guarantee, full members

  • can access discount attendance fees
  • are fully insured
  • have exclusive access to the Alpine Armoury and associated firearms dealers who provide excellent prices and service to Alpine members
  • can attend selected clubs and the indoor range at SISC, Cecil Park, and
  • receive our emailed weekly newsletter, with updates on all Club activities

The best thing about Alpine is that we do everything possible to cater for the needs of all our members and we have a single agenda: the promotion of all forms of shooting activity and the development of marksmanship skill.

If you are on the pension or unemployment benefit or are a family associate of a full, voting Alpine member, you may join as a (non-voting) associate member for $160 per year. This fee includes six attendance/lunch vouchers. 

Shoot Safe, Shoot Smart

Like most sports, target shooting has rules. The most important ones concern safety. The basic safety rules are listed in the sidebar; more details and our Club rules are here.

All shooters should carefully read the NSW Police Firearms Users Guide, with special attention to Chapters 3 and 9 on Safety and Responsibilities. They should also download and read the Range Users Guide and the Guide to Ammunition Safe Storage, Purchase and Possession, both from the NSW Firearms Registry.

Competitive shooters should also be familiar with the NRAA’s Standard Shooting Rules, downloadable here or available in bound format in the NSWRA shop at Anzac Range.

Target shooting is a big tent, with something for everyone. Stay safe and happy shooting!