Welcome to the Bendigo Pistol Club

The Bendigo Pistol Club is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Regional Victoria commenced Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions on Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 11.59pm. 

Stage 3 restrictions were provided by the Public Health Commander in the ‘Restricted Activity Directions (Non-Melbourne)’ document released on 5 August 2020. 

Based on regulation ‘Restricted Activity Directions (Non-Melbourne) , this is now what the club can offer (effective Sunday the 9th of  August) to members with a key for the next six weeks. 

Range Entry

·       Do not attend if you are unwell 

·       Observe social distancing and good hygiene

·       Face mask/covering must be worn according to DHHS requirements

·       Range access remains open to key holding member

·       Gate remains locked while range in use 

·       No NORI’s

Range Capacity

There cannot be more than 10 persons at the club at any one time.

In addition, a group on each range cannot exceed 2 persons unless they are from the same residential address e.g. 10 people at the range shooting in groups of 2 people on 5 different ranges

Signing in

·       Only 1 person at a time in the sign in room

·       Member bring their own pen

·       When signing in put an arrival and departure time

·       Sign in with Target Shoot (TS) – Don’t forget to put your HG serial number 

Indoor Ranges/building

Defined as: indoor space means an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are open or closed.

Therefore, the following areas must be closed:

·       Club house

·       Range 9 Air Shed

Compliant Ranges/ building

·       Range 1 Open

·       Range 2 Open 

·       Range 3 (Cannot use from undercover – use from 15m forward)

·       Range 4 (Cannot use the undercover firing line, must be outside)

·       Range 5 (Cannot use from undercover, use from 25m forward)

·       Range 6 (Cannot use from undercover, use from 25m forward – with a mobile Baffle)

·       Range 7 Open 

·       Range 8 Open 

·       Range 10 Open 

·       Range 11 Open 

·       Range 12 Open 

·       Back ranges are open, sign needs to be displayed stating “Front ranges closed whilst back ranges are in use”

Toilet block is open

Should you arrive at the club, and there are already the maximum number of members please park, and make your presence known to those on the range.  There are no time limits in place, however simple courtesy should make way for all shooters to enjoy turn taking.  

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email. Stay well. 

Should you require license renewals, VAPA Form 3 or Permit to acquire forms signed, you will need to email the club at bendigopistolclub@gmail.com

Committee Meetings will continue to be held monthly (externally)

Please do not hesitate to contact the club for further clarification on matters unique to yourself. We will endeavour to assist you where possible.

We anticipate continued contact by email and normal mail to our members over the weeks and months ahead.

The Victorian Chief Commissioner of Police has authorised a change in participation requirements as of 6th July 2020. This is in response to the continuing COVID-19 situation and the reinstatement of Stage 3 restrictions. A copy is attached.