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Paintball Marker Permit - New South Wales


You will need a paintball marker permit if you intend to do the following:

  • purchase a paintball marker
  • possess a paintball marker when not at an authorised paintball venue.

A paintball marker is a sporting device that propels a paintball using a gas or mixture of gases.

You must store paintball markers in an inoperable state (such as having the gas canister removed) in a strong, locked metal container. They must be transported in an inoperable state and must be concealed in a secure bag or container during transportation. They must not be left unattended when being transported.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • have completed the NSW Paintball Marker Safety Training course (from 1 December 2021)
  • use the paintball marker inside an authorised venue in NSW.

To complete the training course, go to NSW Paintball Marker Safety Training.

Please note that for Paintball Marker applications lodged prior to 1 December 2021 the General Firearms Safety Training Course for Long Arms was accepted.


1, 3 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $90.00

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $65.00

NSW Paintball Marker Safety Training. Fees for 2024-25

General Duplicate Certificate All $41.00

Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $41.00

Updating paintball permit details. Fees for 2024-25

Act(s) name

Paintball Act 2018 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Paintball Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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