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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
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.
Chairman / Competitions
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 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