Silverdale Range

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Silverdale Rifle Range, owned and operated by SSAA Sydney Branch, is one of the finest complexes of its type in Australia.  It successfully hosted the 2013 World Benchrest Championships.

The range is located in Sydney’s west, at 395 Avoca Rd Silverdale. To get there, from the F4 freeway, take the Mulgoa Rd exit and head south (left if heading out of Sydney), turn right at the Wallacia Hotel, follow the signs through Silverdale, and Avoca Rd is about 4km on the left past the Silverdale township, you will see the familiar SSAA logo on the sign. Follow the dirt road for about 4km and you reach the range complex, signalled by a red flag.  There is a 40km speed limit on Avoca Rd.  Please observe this limit as we pay for maintenance of Avoca Rd.

The range was originally built by benchrest shooters in the early 70's, and has now expanded operations to include pistol, shotgun, rimfire fly, silhouette, and single action, as well as benchrest.

The complex is quite extensive, and all shooting areas are sound baffled and under cover. There is an air-conditioned club house, canteen and reloading room, with full facilities.  We have some ammunition available for sale to members at the range, in popular calibres such as .22, .22 mag, .223 and 12g.

New shooters can take advantage of our "try shooting" program. You need to pre-book for this for Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. Juniors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Silverdale range is a government licenced rifle range, and attendances qualify for licence currency requirements.

Generally, we are open 7 days a week from 9am to 3.45 pm. However, we are closed on all public holidays, long weekends, the 3rd Sunday of each month (allocated for range maintenance) and all allocated competition days advertised in the Australian Shooter magazine. If in doubt, or you need directions, please call us on 02 46531440.


 Due to the conditions of the Silverdale range approval issued by the NSW Firearms Registry, the use of calibres with a retained energy exceeding 3,000 foot-pounds at 200 metres is not permitted. Full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition is also not permitted on this range.

The Sydney Branch Committee have consulted ballistics tables and utilised a ballistics calculator to determine which calibres are affected.

Regretfully, the calibres listed in this document are not permitted for use at Silverdale. This list is also posted at the range counter for reference.

The Sydney Branch Committee apologises for any disappointment these regulations cause our members.

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With over 30,000 members, the SSAA (NSW) Sydney Branch Inc. is by far the largest SSAA branch.  If you are a SSAA member living in or around Sydney, chances are that this is your Branch. Check your SSAA membership card (SYDNEY N01) to see if you are a Sydney Branch member.

The Branch owns the Silverdale range, has a 50% share in the St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre, and has access to three other ranges:  Holroyd, Hornsby and Anzac at Malabar.  Scores of members volunteer their time as range officers on those ranges, to provide facilities for members. The Branch is run by an elected Committee of 13 volunteers.  If you enjoy using these facilities, talk to us about how you can put something back into your club.

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