Klondyke Testing Range Complex

Klondyke Testing Range Complex

The Klondyke Range Complex, located on Klondyke Station in rural New South Wales, is owned and operated by Lightforce Group’s Paroo Pastoral Company.

This licensed testing and firing range was originally devloped for Force Ordnance produce research, development and testing of a variety of firearms and related products.

The range facility has been recently expanded to assist Australian sovereign capability. The range is available to, and has been used by, the Australian Defence Force and many private Australian companies to support Australian military capability.

In 2021, to assist in the increased demand by Australian companies involved in defence contracts and Australian Defence Force product development, Lightforce Group gained approval to expand the range complex.

Range One

Centre fire rifles up to an including 12.7mm (.50 cal) weapons, 30 x 113mm and 30 x 173mm cannons.

Range Description
The Blue Range is a single 7 km range without designated shooting lanes and stopbutts and contains a 1,000 m x 1,000 m movement box. The start line and movement box are marked with blue 200 litre drums and the shooting arcs with blue discs.

Range Two

Centre fire rifles up to an including 12.7mm (.50 cal) weapons, 25mm cannon, 30 x 113mm cannon, 30 x 173mm cannon and 20mm cannons.

Range Description
The Green Range is a single narrow long range with a danger template out to 36,000 meters. The start line and movement box are indicated by green 200 litre drums and the arcs of fire indicated by the green discs.

Range Three

Centre fire rifles up to an including 12.7mm (.50 cal) weapons, 30 x 113mm, 30 x 173mm and 120mm cannons.

Range Description
This 20 km range has a 1,000 x 1,000m movement box and wider arcs of fire than the green range. The movement box is marked with yellow 200 litre drums and the arc of fire are marked with yellow discs.

Range Four

Centre fire rifles up to an including 12. mm (.50 cal) weapons, 30 x 113mm and 30 x 173mm cannons.

Range Description
This range has shooting lanes with stopbutts from 600 to 3,000 meters. This range consist of a long narrow movement box which is marked on the ground with black 200 Litre drums that indicate the start line and finish line of the movement box and the arcs of fire are marked with black discs.

Range Five

Centre fire rifles up to an including .338 Lapua and 12.7mm (.50 calibre BMG) weapons.

Range Description
This range consists of two separate traces within the same range. The first allows up to .338 LM weapons to be fired in a 360 degrees 4,000 metre field range the second trace allow for 12.7 mm weapons to be fired in wide angle (284 degree) 7,000 metre field range. Both traces share the same 2,000 by 2,000 metre movement box. The movement box is indicated by purple 200 litre drums. The 12.7 mm range has the arcs of fire indicated by purple discs.

Locations & Facilities

Klondyke Range Complex is located approximately 800km north-west of Sydney (980km by road). The nearest township is White Cliffs, 70km to the south-west. Fully catered accommodation for up to ten people is available at Tongo Station, a short drive to the north.

Bookings & Enquiries

To enquire about booking Klondyke Range Complex or to get more information about the range and other facilities please contact Lightforce Group on (08) 8440 0888 or email krc@lightforcegroup.com.au