Paintball Game Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require a permit if you intend to possess paintball guns for the purposes of operating a paintball game business.

This permit does not authorise the possession or use of any paintball gun which has been altered to substantially duplicate in appearance any military style firearm or a paintball gun which has been altered to propel projectiles in rapid succession (fully automatic). Please be aware that:

  • Employees and paint-ball guns must both be listed in the permit;
  • Anyone intending to possess and use their own paint-ball gun on an approved paint-ball field must have their own paint-ball gun permit;
  • Persons under 16 years of age cannot participate in paintball activities; and
  • Parental / guardian consent is required for persons aged 16 - 18 years of age to participate in paintball activities.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If you have never held a firearms licence or permit in NSW, or you do not currently hold an equivalent issued firearms licence or permit interstate, you are required to complete a firearm safety training course.

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Submit the required application forms and associated documentation (including a copy of development application, map and layout of field, public safety measures, etc); and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

Further eligibility criteria will vary depending on the type of licence you are applying for. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The permit will be issued for a maximum term of 5 years.





Please refer to the attached documents for information regarding the required documentation to be submitted with your application.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2006 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Permits Unit
Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
New South Wales 2484


02 6670 8590


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