The Bellingen Pistol Club range is situated at 368A Dairyville Road, UPPER ORARA NSW 2450.
From the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour, turn west onto West High Street and continue through the roundabouts to Coramba Road.
Take Coramba Road for 9.1 kilometres before turning left onto Upper Orara Road at the Karangi General Store.
Next take Upper Orara Road for 6 kilometres before turning right at the Upper Orara Hall onto Dairyville Road.
Take Dairyville Road for 3.6 kilometres before turning right onto Dry Creek Road. Dry Creek Road is a signposted, unsealed road with a 15 km/hr speed limit.
Follow Dry Creek Road for 700 metres before turning right over a cattle grid and onto the Dairyville shooting complex.
Proceed past the clubhouse and through to the 100-metre range.
The Bellingen Pistol Club uses an open 100 metre range that is developed within the Coffs Harbour Rifle Club’s Dairyville shooting complex. There is a unisex toilet available at the range and undercover areas away from the shooting line.
The range operates on tank water and there are no reticulated services, including electricity, available.
- A qualified Range Officer must be in attendance before shooting can commence. The Range Officer has complete authority on the range to safely conduct authorised matches and practices and has the capacity to expel irresponsible persons.
- Shooting cannot occur unless red flags are flown from the flagpole at the main entrance to the Dairyville shooting complex; adjacent to the 500-metre mound; and at the 100-metre range awning.
- Red flags must not to be flown when there is no shooting on the range.
- All targets must be set behind the timber wall.
- Only targets sanctioned by the discipline or Club Committee shall be used.
- Before shooting, each shooter must sign the range register.
- Visitors must sign the visitors register.
- Ammunition must contain lead projectiles only up to .45 calibre and produce velocities not exceeding 1,500 feet per second (FPS).
- The use of tracer, incendiary, explosive or similar ammunition is prohibited.
- All spent cartridge cases or spent shells shall be collected and disposed of in containers provided or removed from the range.
- Shooting is only to occur between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.
- No firing is permissible if target visibility is reduced, as determined by the Range Officer.
- Participants with loaded firearms shall remain under strict Range Officer direction.
- Any person who believes there may be a risk to people, livestock or property shall call a cease-fire.
Range Closure Periods
- Use of the 100-metre range is not permitted when the range is occupied by members of Coffs Harbour Rifle Club (CHRC) or when members of the CHRC are shooting on the 400, 500 and 600-metre ranges.
Safe Handling of Firearms
- When not in use, handguns shall be holstered or boxed/cased while on the range.
- Handguns shall not be left unattended.
- When not in use, long arms must have bolts removed or actions open or broken and magazines removed where applicable.
- When carried on the range, long arms must be carried with the muzzle pointing up and slightly down range.
- When not in use, long arms must be stored in racks during competitions.
Eye and Hearing Protection
- Any person within 10 meters of the firing line must wear eye and hearing protection.
Spectators shall follow all directions given to them by the Range Officer.
- Spectators must remain 5 meters behind any active firing line.
Alcohol and Drugs
- Any person deemed by the Range Officer to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be excluded from the bounds of the range.
- Smoking is not permitted on any firing point.
Whether you are looking to meet your security training requirements or otherwise, the range is available for hire. Please contact the Club to make the appropriate arrangements and to ensure that your event does not conflict with the general use of the Dairyville shooting complex.
Please note that range hire does not extend to clubs.
The Bellingen Pistol Club would like to pay its respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the range is developed, and also pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.