Permit to Acquire a Paintball Marker - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit to acquire a paintball marker (paintball gun). Any firearm that is designed to fire a paintball is classified as a paintball marker. To acquire a new paintball marker you must hold a current paintball marker licence. A separate permit is required for each new paintball marker you obtain.

You do not require this permit if you intend to participate in paintball activities at approved locations using paintball markers owned by someone else, such as the field operator.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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 this permit you must:

  • be willing to comply with any conditions imposed on the permit
  • hold a current paintball marker licence
  • submit any forms and associated documents
  • pay the required fee.

You must provide sufficient information and documentary evidence to satisfy the Chief Commissioner that you require this permit for the purpose of engaging in paintball activities on approved locations.

Please include with your application:

  • details of your current paintball club or organisation membership and relevant supporting documentation (i.e. a copy of your current membership card or a statement of endorsement from the club or organisation
  • a brief explanation as to why you require the permit (for example, what activities you intend to undertake)
  • an endorsement from an approved paintball club or paintball operator to support your application
  • any other documentary evidence to support your application and the explanation you have provided.


As specified on the permit.



Fees for 2016-17.



Application for a Permit to Acquire a Paintball Marker - Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval time

New firearms applications cannot be issued until 28 days after the Agency receives the application.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2008 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Services Division
Victoria Police


1300 651 645


03 9247 6485

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