What we hoped
In September 2023, the property was listed for sale by the owner and the project was cancelled.
Surrounded by forest and located outside of developed areas, the Dunmore Range aimed to provide benchrest positions for 500-meters and 1000-yards with precision distances to beyond 4000 meters. With diverse terrain types and vegetation, the Dunmore Range features extensive locations for camping, hunting, as well as long-range challenges.
With diverse terrain types and vegetation, the Dunmore Range features extensive locations for camping, hunting, and long-range challenges. The Range also plays home to native flora and fauna.
Target practice is nothing new for the Dunmore Range.
Previously serving as a Commonwealth of Australia defence site, the property was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) practice bombing range for Lancaster's flown from nearby Cecil Plains & was also used for land-based training for the Australian Army for World War II, Korea and Vietnam preparedness.
The site officially became an RAAF "Practice Bombing Range" on the 16th September 1975 under the Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act 1955-1973 and was "paid-off" on the 30th June 1988.
Still refereed to as the "old bombing range" by locals, the site still boasts disused telegraph lines, craters and empty ammo links left over; though the range has only seen "small arms" since the ordnance ceased falling.
Cleaver Firearms is Australia’s premier gunshop with the only Colt-dedicated showroom in the country.
Shooter’s Delight prides itself on being able to offer customers a superior product at an affordable price.
Victor Precision is a family owned business in Brisbane, Australia that focuses on designing and machining high-quality “made in Australia” parts.
“Good risk management is about understanding the varying elements of risk that businesses face on a day to day basis.”
Customs Brokers has a passion for helping small to medium businesses embed effective logistics solutions for imports and exports.
Practical Sports (the Practical Sports Shooting Club) brings IPSC, 3-gun and NRL22-style matches to members in the Brisbane and surrounding areas.
The Dunmore Range Association Inc is a not-for-profit organization supporting the development of the outdoor sport & recreation facility at Dunmore, Queensland. This also includes community engagement, promotions, and fundraising for the sites sporting activities.
Outside of the Association’s role is the actual design, construction & maintenance of the range site; as well as ongoing management of the site overall. These tasks are fulfilled by the leaseholder (the Dunmore Trust) and Range Operations, an organization dedicated to co-coordinating with other clubs & associations who would also use the range while ensuring safety and compliance across the site.
Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation, Dunmore Range acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.