Paintball Operator Licence and Range Approval - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this approval and licence if you intend to conduct games involving paintball markers for commercial purposes.

A paintball range is an area of land used for the purpose of conducting paintball games, before you can use the paintball range it must be approved by the Agency. Additionally, you must be a licensed operator of the paintball range, this licence may only be granted to corporations. As a licensed operator you may conduct your business of providing games involving paintball markers at the approved location. Please be aware your licensed corporation must nominate a person to be the operator of an approved range.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the range approval you must:

  • Nominate a person to be the paintball range operator;
  • Ensure that the location, construction and equipment of the range are appropriate having regard to the need to protect people from death or injury and property from unlawful destruction or damage;
  • Be suitably qualified in the supervision or instructing of persons in the use of firearms; and
  • Pay all relevant application fees.

Please be aware that only corporations, other than a corporation that is a shooting club, may be licensed to operate an approved range.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


2 years, starting on the day the approval is given to the operator.





Paintball Operator Licence and Range Approval - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Australian Federal Police

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, ACT Firearms Registry
Australian Federal Police

Operating address:
Cnr Nettlefold and Lathlain Street
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62567777


02 62567758

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