Indoor Archery

Indoor archery is shot throughout Australia but is usually shot only during the winter months.


There are four different indoor rounds shot in Australia

FITA 18m - 60 arrows shot over 18 metres on a 40cm Target face
FITA 25m - 60 arrows shot over 25 metres on a 60cm Target face

National Indoor 18m - 30 arrows shot over 18 metres on a 40cm Target Face
National Indoor 25m - 30 arrows shot over 25m on a 60cm Target Face

Tournaments can be shot as a single or double round of the rounds listed above.


FITA Indoor Rounds

Recurve, Longbow and Barebow Recurve and Barebow Compound score the same as outdoor target round.
Compound score using the X ring as the 10 scoring zone, the outer ten zone and the nine zone score as 9 points.

National Indoor Rounds

For all equipment categories scoring is the same as outdoor target rounds.


Indoor archery can be shot using one of 3 target face styles, single face, triple (triangle) face, triple (vertical) face, the choice is up to the individual archer and organising committee.

That is to say when using triple faces the organising committee can decide to shoot either triangle faces or vertical faces, but all triple faces for a tournament must be the same type, you can not mix triangle faces with triple vertical faces.

Single faces are scored from 10 points to one point.

Triple faces from 10 points to 6 points, any arrow outside of the scoring zone is scored as a miss (M).

If you shoot more then one arrow into a triple face the highest scoring arrow will be scored as a miss (M)

When shooting at triple faces you are not required to shot these in any order, although the individual target faces are numbered


All indoor events are conducted to the same format.

Arrows are shot in 3 arrow ends within 2 minute timing with a 10 second call to the shooting line and a warning (orange light) when there is 30 seconds to the completion of the end of shooting.

Usually 4 archers are allocated to a target and archers shot in two details A/B and C/D.

When shooting at single or triangle triple faces (which are placed 4 to a butt) archer A shoots at the top left target with archer B shooting at the top right target. Archer C will shoot at the bottom left target and archer D at the bottom right target.

When shooting a vertical triple faces the four faces are placed side by side, archer A shoots at the first row from the left while archer B the third row from the left. Archer C the second row and archers D the fourth row.

When shooting the order of shooting will rotate each end as follows -



For FITA Indoor events there shall be a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 45 minutes practice (the period shall be determined by the organising committee. Generally there is no break between practice and scoring, shooting should commence immediately after the finish of practice.

For the National Indoor rounds there shall be practice made available to all archers before commencement of an event and shall consist of either a minimum of 6 arrows (2 ends of 3 arrows) or for a fixed period of time.

The extent and type of practice shall be at the discretion of the club or tournament organisers, and shall be notified to all competitors to enable them to avail themselves of the opportunity e.g.: two ends of three arrows or unlimited practice on the target range up to 15 minutes before commencement of the event.  All practice shall be conducted under the control of the DOS.

In the case of several rounds comprising a tournament or event there shall be practice at the commencement of each round. In this context, a so-called "double round" shall be deemed to be two separate rounds; a "combined round" however shall be deemed to be a single round.

When a round is shot over several days there shall be practice at the commencement of each day.