Learn about us
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
Chairman / Ammunition
Piers is a serving Army Officer and is currently posted to Army Headquarters in Canberra where he manages the modernisation of Army logistics information systems. Piers is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and the Joint Command and Staff Course. He has recently become a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Piers has been a Fullbore Rifle Shooter since the age of 16, when his Grandfather introduced him to the sport at the Torrens Valley Rifle Club on the Dean Rifle Range, Adelaide, in the late 1980’s. Now a member of Canberra Rifle Club ,Piers largely shoots Fullbore, but has also shot Smallbore and Pistol. Piers has always been an active member of shooting and has participated at Club management level as a member of a Club Committee.
Craig is currently employed as Maintenance Manager for Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland. Craig trained and worked initially in aircraft maintenance – Qantas and Certificate IV in Aircraft Maintenance. Craig is also the Owner/Director of “7mm” firearms importation business.
Craig is a World Champions F Open Shooter who has Captained The Australian F Class Open Rifle Team in 2017 to win Gold. He is a members of Brisbane Rifle Club (Qld) and also likes to participate in Shot Gun Shooting.
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 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.
Albert van Wyk
IT / Membership
Albert migrated to Australia from South Africa in 2010 and is currently the Director of Business Development at GBG Plc. This is where Albert has gained he extensive knowledge of IT and Cyber security.
Albert began competitive shooting with Rosedale Rifle Club (Vic) where he has continued to develop and is a current Australian Team representative in F Open shooting.
Our Patron, Vice Patron 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
Lawrence G. O’Donnell
AC FAICD (Retd)
General O’Donnell is the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Place Australia. Lawrence (Laurie) has dedicated his life to the service of his country.
Laurie graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1954, where he was awarded the Queen’s Medal, and was commissioned in the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.
His long and remarkable career serving Australia has been characterised by excellence in many fields. General O’Donnell has held distinguished roles within the armed forces and defence industry. He was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Chief of the General Staff in 1987, relinquishing that appointment in 1990.
Laurie’s commitment and contributions to service for the Australian army was recognised when he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1986 and a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989. His success is characterised by his generosity of spirit and is testament to his wisdom and compassion.
General O’Donnell continues to live generously as the member of a number of clubs and committees and he has made a deep commitment to the realisation of Immigration Place.
Lawrence O’Donnel was President of the National Rifle Association of Australia from 1990 to 2007.
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