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Melbourne Gun Club News & Results

We'll be bringing you the latest Melbourne Gun Club news, event results and general items of interest from the world of clay target shooting.

Don't forget to check our Shoot Program page for the latest information on upcoming clay target shooting events to be held at the Melbourne Gun Club.

Stay up-to-date with all the news around the traps!


Melbourne Gun Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for the 3 Day Yarra Valley DTL Championships. Please think of our supporters when you make your next purchase. Their kind support made this event possible.

Kaymar 4WD -
Paramount Projects - Craig Patterson 0409 709 637


THANKS: 2017 Yarra Valley Championships

Well that's a wrap!!!

Over 100 shooters on Friday, 154 shooters on Saturday and 153 shooters for Sunday has seen a very tired bunch of helpers and workers!

A very huge note of appreciation and thanks to all the Club Members and Supporters who hard long hours to ensure this event was as successful as it was.



CLUB RESULTS: 11/02/2017

Quieter competition day today with only 3 Universal Trench & 6 DTL Squads but added to this, the 30 'Come & Try' Guests, it was a still a busy day.

A note of appreciation is expressed to the Committee & Members who assisted on the day and also to Jeff Tonna, Nathan Cassalls, Jack Henwood & Noel Bienvue for their co-ordinating of the Universal Trench competition while Craig Henwood was at the Sydney competition.


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CLUB RESULTS: 04/02/2017

Weather was on the hot side and the coolest place to hide was the club rooms but this still did not deter the 32 Come & Try Guests, 5 ISSF Trench Squads & 8 DTL Squads from enjoying the day and planned program.

A note of appreciation is expressed to the Committee & Members who assisted on the day.



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NOTICE: AGM Tuesday 7th March 2017

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting for the Melbourne Gun Club will be held on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 7:00pm at the Club Rooms, 192 Victoria Road, Yering. 3770.

This meeting will be held in accordance with the rules of the Melbourne Gun Club incorporated.

To view the proposed agenda and further details click on the 'Read More' button below.


2017 Victorian Skeet Carnival Results

The Victorian State Skeet Titles for 2017 have been run and won!

The grounds were full of travelers for this event and we welcomed competitors, their families, friends & furry friends from WA, SA, Qld & NSW and of course Victoria.

13 Squads contested the Thursday Program and 19 Squads completed the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Championships.  Weather was magic and contributed to the overall atmosphere.

A huge note of appreciation and thanks must be extended to those from the MGC who worked to make it such a successful carnival.

To Paul & Leonie Johnston, Laurie, Christine & Jacqui Durham, Jim Turner, Roger, Craig H, Cherilyn, Georgia, Lynden McK & Jim H and our trappers Mitch, Trent, Stewart & Rohan.  It was a mighty effort by all and no doubt made it enjoyable for all those who attended.

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2017 Victorian State Skeet Carnival Squad List & Squad Sheet

Squad List

View and download the 2017 Victorian State Skeet Carnival Squad List (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

View and download the 2017 Victorian State Skeet Carnival 28g & 410g Squad List (Thursday)

Squad Sheet

View and download the 2017 Victorian State Skeet Carnival Squad Sheet (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)


Proof of 2017 membership renewals will be requested before you will be permitted to practice and / or compete at the Melbourne Gun Club.

MGC Members can renew their memberships on Wednesdays (12.00 noon - 6.00 pm), Fridays (1.00 pm - 5.00 pm) and Saturdays (9.00 am - 5.30 pm) except the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Any queries please contact the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



CLUB RESULTS: 14/01/2017

A great day to be at the Club!

We started the New Year with the Club hosting 28 Come & Try Guests, 18 Corporate Function Guests, Trench, DTL & Skeet Practice and topped off with 13 DTL & 6 Skeet Squads who supported the competition program.

A note of appreciation to all the Committee & Members who assisted with ensuring the day was enjoyable for all who attended.


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RIP Bob Buchan

The Melbourne Gun Club today mourns the passing of long term President of the Club, Bob Buchan, who passed away early this morning.

Bob was a driving force into making our Club the great Club that it is today.

Rest in peace.

Further details will be posted for funeral details as they become available.



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The Melbourne Gun Club Committee wishes all its members and their families a very happy and safe festive season and best wishes for 2017.

The Club is now closed and will reopen for practice on Wednesday 11th of January 2017 at 12:00 noon.

First competition for the year will be held on Saturday the 14th of January 2017 (January Shoot Program).

See you in 2017!


CLUB RESULTS: Christmas Shoot 2016

'Christmas Chaos' came to the MGC but in varying ways...

18 DTL & 12 Skeet Squads presented for our Christmas Shoot. The Office Staff were in 'organised chaos' trying to squad as per the many requests that came with the entries.  The Shoot Masters were in 'controlled chaos' as they tried to manage having the program running smoothly and finally the Shooters were in 'utter chaos' as DTL shooters who entered Skeet tried to manage the hitting the targets, with the same applying to the Skeeties who entered DTL.  It was a great day to be at the Club with the day rounding off with our Xmas Evening.

To add to the evening’s frivolity, all joined in with the singing of Happy Birthday to our esteemed, Vice President, Craig Henwood.  Later the lights were dimmed and a birthday cake appeared but Craig quickly blew out the candles before they could be counted!

Sincere thanks and appreciation must be extended to all those who contributed in any way to make this a wonderful day for all who attended.  From the offers of salads and sweets, venison, wines, raffle donations, to our  volunteers who worked tirelessly all day to keep the 'Christmas chaos' under control.

With over 120 guests for the evening meal, special thanks must be extended to the Ladies who assisted with the serving and cleaning up after, and to Jim Turner & Frank Santoro for slaving over a hot spit roast ensuring the beef, pork and venison was cooked to perfection.

With Hams being the prizes, there is no doubt that there will be pork on the fork at many Christmas gatherings this year.  Congratulations to all place getters.

The President & Committee wishes all a very happy and safe festive season.  May 2017 bring everyone good health and wellbeing.

Don't forget to check our January Shoot Program for full details of the events being held at the Melbourne Gun Club.

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CLUB RESULTS: 03/12/2016

The Committee and Members congratulates Danny Sajn on becoming the 2016 MGC Skeet Champion with a winning score of 100/100.

Volunteers are a very important part of any Club and the MGC appreciates the assistance received from many who contribute each week to its running.

Please remember PRACTICE IS NOT AVAILABLE this Saturday the 10th of December due to our Christmas Shoot.


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CLUB RESULTS: 26/11/2016

With 35 'Come & Try' Guests attending the last event for the year, practice and 12 DTL squads for the Melbourne Gun Club Champion of Champions competition, it was a great day at the Club - even the weather decided to stay fine for a change!

To the Members who have regularly offered their assistance with running C&T days, a very big thank you as without this support, it simply would not happen.

The Club expresses their sincere appreciation to Barry Humphris of Mt Evelyn Garden Centre, 126 York Road, Mt Evelyn, for his generous sponsorship of the MGC Champion of Champion’s event. Barry sponsors this event each year and the prize is very much sought after.

Congratulations to Thomas Armstrong, Champion of Champion’s and Single Barrel, Paul Grand-Court, Point Score and Jack Wallace, Double Barrel. All winners will be noted on the MGC’s 'Champion of Champion’s' Honour Board.

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The Melbourne Gun Club warmly congratulates Thomas Armstrong on winning the Melbourne Gun Club 2016 Champion of Champion’s competition.

Appreciation is extended to Barry Humphris from Mt Evelyn Garden Centre (126 York Road, Mt Evelyn) for his generous on-going sponsorship of this competition each year.


Mr Barry Pyke

The Club and Committee are saddened to hear of the passing of long time Alexandra member and regular visitor to our club Mr Barry Pyke.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Barry's family. He will be sadly missed around the traps.




CLUB RESULTS: 12/11/2016

With many Members away at Echuca for the State Titles, the Club was still busy with Come & Try Guests, Trench, Skeet & DTL Practice and 4 Squads for the competition.

The Committee expresses its appreciation to those who attended and supported the program and especially to all who assisted on the day.

Special thanks to Garry Shaw for his great effort in managing the score board at his first 'solo' attempt.


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CLUB RESULTS: 05/11/2016

7 DTL & 3 Skeet Squads presented for the planned program. The weather couldn’t make up its mind whether to rain, be cold and windy or just sunny.

Great to have a Skeet Competition, be it a small number of squads but never the less, those who supported enjoyed the day.

To all MGC Members off to Echuca for the State Titles next weekend, the best of luck to you all for a very successful competition. Some reports and photos would be most welcomed!

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Melbourne Gun Club 'Come & Try' Day Bookings

Due to the popularity of the Melbourne Gun Club Come & Try Days, the October 29th, November 12th and 26th dates are fully booked out. There is no December event.

The Club has enjoyed holding these days with over 560 guests coming along for the year and learning about the sport of clay target shooting. Some go on to join the Club and be more involved within the sport.

A note of appreciation is extended to those MGC Members who assist with the running of these days. Without this help, it would not be possible to host these events which bring so many Guests to experience clay target shooting.

The Committee is now planning the 2017 dates and this information will be listed on our website and Facebook page very shortly.


THANK YOU: Working Bee Sunday 23rd October 2016

A big thank you to the small group of members for helping out at today's working bee.

The jobs that were completed were repairing the doors of the trench houses and front gate, trimming of hedges, picking up wads, whipper snipping, cleaning up cobwebs and other general duties.

The grounds are looking amazing we just need it to stop raining!

Thank you again!


Melbourne Gun Club 2017 Membership Renewals

Melbourne Gun Club 2017 Membership Renewals are now being accepted. The only change to the fees is a $6.00 increase in the levy paid to the ACTA.

The ACTA has endorsed an 'Association' insurance cover in 2017 for individual members’ firearms, up to the value of $12,000, and has increased the registration fee for all categories of membership with the exception of Juniors.

Office Staff or Committee Members will be able to assist with your renewal. Office hours are Wednesday 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (not the 3rd Saturday of the month).

Please note all membership renewals for the 2017 year must be paid by no later than 31st of December 2016.

Download a 2017 Melbourne Gun Club Membership Application Form

If you have any questions or require assistance with your membership options please contact the Melbourne Gun Club Secretary on (03) 9739-1771 during normal opening hours or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


REPORT: 2016 Universal Trench World Championships

From the 9th – 11th of September 2016, the 34th World Universal Trench Championships were held in Marrakech, Morocco at the prestigious clay target club De Tir.

After a hotly contested selection series in Australia, the Aussie team of 10 was finalised at the National Championships held by the Melbourne Gun Club in May.

The Universal Trench selection process, which encompasses a first past the post selection policy, proved beneficial to competitors, who knew after their final shot if they had made the team.

The following shooters represented Australia...

  • Senior Men: Craig Henwood, Nathan Cassells & Charlton Vella
  • Ladies: Anna Shedrina, Amanda Holt & Alexis Preston
  • Juniors: Mitchell Iles, Jack Clerk & Lachlan Holdsworth
  • Veterans: Eric Bullmore

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ACTA Membership & Insurance 2017

The ACTA has made some changes to member benefits and firearm insurance cover in the 2017 memberships.

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Massive SEZ Carnival!

What a massive day the SEZ Carnival was!

145 shooters and all shooters finishing their point score by 4:15pm.

A massive effort to all concerned particularly MGC committee and members for pitching in and helping.

And how good was that meal!

Thank you!


Congratulations Inge Esplin!

Congratulations to Inge Esplin for qualifying in the ladies South East Zone Team.

Inge will be captain for the team who will compete against the 3 other zones at the State DTL titles in Echuca in November.

Congratulations Inge!


WORKING BEE: Sunday 23rd October 2016

9.30 AM – 2.30 PM


Your company would be most welcomed at a working bee which is planned for Sunday 23rd of October 2016 from 9:30 to 2:00 to complete some grounds maintenance.

If you are able to assist, would you please advise either Craig Henwood, Roger Esplin or Cherilyn Wilson.

As always any assistance received will be appreciated by the Committee.


NO COMPETITION: Saturday 29th of October 2016

Due to the Werribee 2 Day Shoot there will be no competition available on Saturday the 29th of October 2016.

DTL, Trench & Skeet practice will be available from 10:00 - 5:00.

Thank you, Cherilyn Wilson (Secretary).



CONGRATULATIONS: Mal Briggs World Mini 20g Runner Up

 Congratulations to Mal Briggs for his super effort in finishing runner up in the USA at the World Mini 20g event!

Well shot Mal from all of us at Melbourne Gun Club (and thanks to Steph Manley or the photo)!


CLUB RESULTS: 01/10/2016

Cold wintery conditions greeted the 30 Come and Try Guests and 6 DTL Squads that attended this day.

Competition was completed in time for those who remained to watch the second half of the Grand Final.

The Committee appreciates the assistance of those who assisted during the day.


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Melbourne Gun Club

192 Victoria Road
Yering, 3770
Victoria, Australia.

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Club Facilities

The Melbourne Gun Club is one of the biggest and best equipped in Australasia. We regularly conduct competitions in International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) and Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) disciplines.