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The Sydney International Shooting Centre (SISC) is Australia's premier Shooting Facility, hosting ISSF standard International, National, State and Club events.  

SISC has also evolved to offer the venue for other sporting, community and private events, such as Rimfire Benchrest, Modern Pentathlon, Corporate Functions, Social Days & Trade shows.

Whether you are planning a sporting event, club activities, conference, meeting or training, our venue facilities information will help you to design your occasion easily. Please contact us to find out more information or to book your next event.

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What's on at SISC

Date EventProgram number Registration close date
29 Nov Firearms Safety Qualification (Long-arms) Course 0070962 - BOOKINGS CLOSED, COURSE FULL!
30 Nov Try Shooting Program 69593 LIMITED PLACES LEFT
30 Nov Try Shooting Program 69592 LIMITED PLACES LEFT
5 Dec - 7 Dec AISL Australia Cup Final and Grand Prix



10 Dec Mature Age Competition
12 Dec - 14 Dec AISL Youth Nationals



18 Dec Black Powder N/A N/A

Shooting events

Rifle Events

Air Rifle (Men's & Women's Events)
In Air rifle shooting (.177 calibre) competitors stand at a firing line 10 metres from the target. The bullseye measures just 0.5mm in diameter. To shoot a world record in the men’s event, shooter needs to hit the bullseye 58 times out of 60, in the women’s event the shooter needs to hit the bullseye 39 times out of 40. Male and female standards are therefore exactly the same. No telescopic sights or artificial supports may be used, just the shooter's own anatomy.

Smallbore Rifle (Mens' & Women's Events)
In smallbore (.22LR calibre) rifle shooting, competitors shoot from prone, standing and kneeling positions at a firing line 50 metres from the target. At SISC the target system uses electronic sensors to detect the exact point of impact of the bullet with the target, and scores are instantly displayed on overhead monitor screens. Competitors in these events have to be able to 'read' the effects of the wind on the bullet and allow for it. The bullseye is just 10.4 mm in diameter and the Olympic record for the prone rifle event is a maximum 60 bullseyes with 60 shots.

Running Target (Men's Event)
In running target air rifle (.177 calibre) shooting, a moving target runs across a range at 10 metres distance from the shooter. The shooter has to mount the rifle and shoot the target 15 times in each direction at one speed (slow run) and then repeat the task at twice the speed (fast run). 45 bullseyes in 60 shots are necessary to be the best! The margin for error is extremely small which makes this the most demanding test of nerve that can be found anywhere on the Olympic programme. if you want to be the best!

Pistol Events

Air Pistol (Men's & Women's Events)
In Air pistol shooting (.177 calibre) competitors stand at a firing line 10 metres from the target. The task is to hold the pistol as steadily as possible, aiming at the centre of the target, while smoothly squeezing a trigger which takes 500g of pressure to release. This is a very difficult task, and to repeat it perfectly for 60 shots demands the most rigid mental discipline. A world class shooter makes scores of around 590 (men) or 390 (women), which means only ten shots fail to hit the bullseye.

Free Pistol (Men's Events)
Free pistol is a smallbore (.22 calibre) single-shot pistol which is shot at 50 metres distance from the target. The addition of wind and lighting changes, plus the added distance, alter the nature of the challenge considerably although often one athlete will be proficient at both events. The World Record is 581/600, but winning scores in competition rarely reach that level and 570 is normally assured of first position.    

Rapid Fire Pistol (Men's Event)
Rapid fire pistol, is one of the group of events where the shooter has to fire on command or as soon as the target appears. Five shots must be fired from a .22 calibre pistol at each of five separate targets, at timings which decrease from 8 down to 4 seconds.

Rapid Fire Pistol (Men's Event)
Rapid fire pistol is an event where the shooter has to fire on command or as soon as the target appears. Five shots must be fired from a .22 calibre pistol at each of five separate targets, at timings which decrease from 8 down to 4 seconds.

Sport Pistol (Women's Event)
Sport pistol combines both precision and timed fire in two stages of equal proportions, using .22 calibre pistols over a distance of 25 metres. Historically it has been Australia's most successful rifle or pistol event in international competition, and the Australian record score of 584 points would place in the top 8 at any World level event.

Center Fire Pistol (Men's Event)
The Centre Fire pistol event is not an Olympic event but is a Commonwealth Games and an ISSF sanctioned event.  It is very similar to women's Sport pistol in that shooter undergoes a precision stage and a "duelling" stage. Like Sport Pistol this event is shot at a distance of 25 meters.  The only difference is that a larger caliber of pistol (usually .32 calibre) is used in this event.

Standard Pistol (Men's Event)
The Standard Pistol event is shot at 25 meters with .22 cal pistols.  It consists of 3 20-shot stages: precision, timed and rapid.  Like Center Fire this event is not shot in the Olympics but is shot in many ISSF style competitions.

Shot Gun Events

For Shot Gun Events contact the Cecil Park Clay Target Club on +61 2 9826 1399.

Trap (Men's & women's Events)

In trap shooting the shooter stands with gun mounted and calls for a target. Instantaneously a target is thrown from one of three traps concealed in a bunker 15 metres in front, at a speed of about 100km/h. Depending on which trap the target came from, it could be flying high or low, and to the left, the right or the centre. The shooter has no way of knowing, and just has to react as fast as possible to shoot the target and break it before it gets too far away (under 1 second). The shooter can fire both barrels of the gun at the target if the first shot is not successful. There are five different shooting stations and a round consists of five targets from each station. The Men's competition consists of three rounds on the first day and a further two, plus a final for the top six, on the second day. Women shoot 75 targets plus a Final for the top six in a single day. Olympic Champion Michael Diamond hit 149 targets out of 150 when he won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1996 - a new Olympic record.

Double Trap (Men's & Women’s Events)
In double trap the shooter stands with gun mounted and calls for a pair of targets. There are three rounds in a double trap competition, plus a final for the top six shooters. For each of the three rounds the shooters have different patterns of targets, the pairs being either widely spaced or close together. The shooter has to shoot both targets, one with each barrel. There are five shooting stations just as for trap. Double trap lasts for just one day and consists of 160 targets for women (including final) and 200 for men.

Skeet (men's and women's events)

Skeet targets fly across, rather than away from, the shooter, and the shooter must have the gun held down in the ready position before the target appears. The gun has to be mounted, and the shooter has to swing to intercept the flight of the target and shoot it. From some of the eight shooting stations, 'double' targets are thrown which mean the shooter has to shoot two targets flying in opposite directions. The structure of skeet competitions is the same as for trap - 25 targets in a round, 150 targets (including final) in a competition over two days for men; 100 in 1 day for women.

SISC Competitions

The Sydney International Shooting Centre runs two competitions per year. These competitions include the SISC Monthly Medal (PDF) which will be held from March to August and the SISC Challenge which will be held annually from September to November. These competitions will include the following matches:

  • 10m Air Rifle - Men, Women and Junior
  • 10m Air Pistol - Men, Women and Junior
  • 25m Rapid Fire - Open
  • 25m Standard Pistol - Open and Junior
  • 25m Centre Fire - Open
  • 25m Sport Pistol - Men, Women and Junior
  • 50m Pistol - Open
  • 50m 3 x 20 Positional Rifle - Open
  • 50m Prone / Bench Rest Rifle - Open
  • 50m Bench Rest 30 Rifle - Open
  • 50m RBA - Open

The SISC Monthly Medal is a Handicap event only and medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Winners of the SISC Challenge are by Grade and Handicap. The handicap system is used to “level the playing field”. Winners will have their name placed in gold lettering on new honour boards to be placed in the Breezeway at the SISC.

Handicap Table

(Scores to be added to your score for the handicap event winner only)

Match Grade D Grade C Grade B Grade A
25m Standard Pistol 100 70 45 30
25m Standard Pistol - Junior 105 75 50 40
25m Sport Pistol 120 80 45 20
25m Sport Pistol - Junior 135 90 50 20
25m Centre Fire Pistol 100 60 35 17
25m Rapid Fire 130 75 40 25
10m Air Pistol 60 - Men 100 60 40 25
10m Air Pistol 40 - Women 80 50 35 20
10m Air Pistol 40 - Junior 100 60 40 27
50m Pistol 135 90 60 45
50m Prone Rifle 69 39 21 9
50m Positional 3x20   125 75 25
50m Air Rifle 60 - Men 105 85 55 25
Air Rifle 40 – Women and Junior 120 80 40 20


  • Competitors must hold a current Target Firearms Licence (Category A for Rifle and Category H for pistol)
  • Starting times for matches will not include preparation time. Please be at the range ready for the 10min preparation
  • This is a non-sanctioned event
  • In the event of a tie-breaker, a count-back will apply
  • SISC Range Rules apply

Catering: Lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase from the SISC Shop.

Gun check: Random gun checks will be made by the SISC Range Officer.


Contact us for further information about SISC competitions.

Note: Prices and other program and event details quoted on this site are current at the date of publication (errors and omissions excepted). Prices and event details may change without notice. Sydney International Shooting Centre reserves the right to cancel or alter its programs without notice. Every effort will be made to give notice or find alternative programs for customers who have booked and paid. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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