Welcome to C.D.P.C

A bit of history…

Cranbourne Dandenong Pistol Club Inc. is one of the oldest pistol clubs in Victoria, established since 1956.

Cranbourne Dandenong Pistol Club Inc. (C.D.P.C), formerly Dandenong Pistol Club Inc. is an incorporated body and has been in existence 70 years.  It is one of the oldest pistol clubs in Victoria and was formed so that a team could be fielded in the Melbourne Olympic Games.  Our club is run by a group of hardworking volunteers that ensure that the club runs efficiently and promotes a safe, friendly and sociable environment.


Our club consists of three approved ranges that can be used for rim fire, air and centre fire pistols and .22 calibre rifles.


CDPC runs competitions on a weekly basis for three disciplines; IPSC (Practical Shooting), ISSF (Olympic Disciplines) and Single Action “Cowboy” shooting.  Refer to Disciplines section for more information.

Persons interested in joining the club are encouraged to make contact with the Club Secretary by phone or email: [email protected]

To learn more about different shooting styles, select “Disciplines” from the menu bar.

For more information on membership information, click the below link.

CDPC Code of Conduct

As a club, CDPC and all our members subscribe to and are bound by a Code of Conduct.  The code of conduct can be found in the below link.

CDPC Membership Form

The CDPC membership form is available here.  More information on joining the club can also be found in the “How to Join” section in the top menu.

Who is a prohibited person?

Victoria Police define some individuals are a “prohibited person”.  If you are a prohibited person you can not handle firearms or join/attend the club.

Notice of receiving instruction form (NORI)

The Notice of Receiving Instruction is required for unlicensed new shooters wishing to try out handgun shooting.  This form must be filled out and brought to the club, or is also available at the club.  The link to the form is listed below.



Firearms Regulations

The Licensing and Regulation Division of Victoria Police regulates the firearms industry in Victoria.

In the state of Victoria, you must have a valid reason for acquiring and maintaining any firearm.  One valid reason for acquiring and maintaining a firearms is to use it in sports shooting.

More information on obtaining firearms can be found here:  https://www.police.vic.gov.au/new-firearm-applicants

Safe Storage of Firearms

Before you purchase your first firearm, you must have a safe place to store it.

Firearms must be stored in a purpose-built steel storage receptacle.

The steel must be of a thickness of at least 1.6mm which complies with A/NZ Standard 1594:2002

If the safe weighs less than 150kgs when it is empty, it must be bolted to the structure of the premise.

When firearms are stored in the receptacle, it must be locked with a lock of sturdy construction.

Cartridge ammunition must be stored in a locked container separate from the storage unit which the firearm is stored.  More information can be found here.

Handgun Ownership Overview (acquiring and obtaining a handgun.

Basic steps required to get involved in pistol shooting is outlined below.  More detailed information can be found in the “Membership Info” section in the above menu.

Contact Info:

Tel:   0418 252 098

Email:    [email protected]

Please Note:  CDPC does not store ammunition, firearms or cash on the premises at any time.

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