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The NRAA is the peak body of Fullbore shooting in Australia. Our mission is to promote and grow the sport of target rifle shooting, so that; more people participate and learn, with more successes; underpinned by a strong community with a culture of safety, commitment and enjoyment.
We are a full member of ICFRA (International Confederation of Full-Bore Rifle Associations) and participate in ICFRA World Championships – Commonwealth Games – as well as other significant International and National events
Check out our publication of our history
THE RIFLEMEN: A History of the National Rifle Association of Australia 1888–1988
Our Board Members
John holds dual trade qualifications in Fitting & Machining as well as Instrument & Automatic Control Fitting. He commenced his working life as an apprentice at Wallerawang Power Station in Western NSW in 1966 and finished as Training and Development Manager in 1996.
John grew up on a family farm near Lithgow and is married with three sons and six grandchildren. He studied Mechanical Engineering and holds an Associate Diploma in Front Line Management. John commenced target shooting in 1967 with the Lithgow Small Arms Rifle Club and has been a continuing member since that time. He was club Captain for 11 years.
John has enjoyed many personal successes in this sport as a Target Rifle competitor and has captained the NSWRA State Team on four occasions as well as captaining the prestigious Australian National Team five times, two have been Palma Team captaincies. He has enjoyed representations in such exotic countries as New Zealand, Barbados, America, the UK and Scotland.
John recently retired as Chairman of the NSWRA after six years in that role, including nine years as a Director.
Matthew is a Mechanical Engineer previously having worked for a coalmine in the Hunter Valley, NSW. He has since commenced a PhD project at the University of Queensland.
Matthew is a member of the University Rifle Club on Belmont Shooting Range. He was introduced to shooting by his grandfather, initially as a marker for the Mackay Rifle Club and fitting in a range at the end of the day. This soon progressed into him becoming a full-time shooter. Matt is a current World Champion being a member of the winning Palma Team that competed in New Zealand in 2019.
Tina’s work life has involved many roles in the accounts department. Ranging from the aeronautical industry to her local rifle clubs, she is no stranger to all financial requirements.
Tina is a member of Central Rifle Club based on Belmont Shooting Complex in Queensland where she regularly participates in Target rifle shooting. Tina is the current Captain of the Queensland Ladies Team.
Our Patron, Vice Patrons and President
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
The Patron of the National Rifle Association of Australia is His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
David Hurley was sworn in as the Governor-General of Australia in July 2019. His Excellency was very happy to accept the role of Patron of the National Rifle Association of Australia, taking over from the previous Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.
David Hurley is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon. He had a distinguished 42-year military career which included operations in Somalia and East Timor, and which culminated in the role of Chief of the Defence Force.
For more information see the official website of the Governor-General.
NRAA Vice Patron
NRAA Vice Patron
CSC ADC (Retd)
Bruce Scott is the son of a grazier, grandson of a World War I veteran and the Grandnephew of a Gallipoli veteran. Bruce grew up on the family grazing property near Roma where he learned to shoot at an early age – his father was a competent shotgun and pistol shooter. He completed his secondary school education in Queensland. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bruce served the Australian Defence Force for 44 years attaining Brigadier rank and enjoyed a variety of commands. He transferred from the Regular Army to the Army Reserve in 2001. His operational deployments include Malaysia, Somalia and Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College and is the recipient of honours and awards for distinguished and conspicuous service to Australia. Bruce is currently the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Queensland Regiment and an Honorary Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Australia.
NRAA Member Representatives
Australian Capital Territory Councillor
North Queensland Councillor
New South Wales Councillor
Northern Territory Councillor
South Australia Councillor
Western Australia Councillor
Jason Mayers (Chairperson)
Russell Le Maitre