Paintball Marker Permit - New South Wales


You will require 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.

Service type


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


You do not need a permit if you are staying in NSW for less than 3 months and hold a current equivalent paintball marker permit from another state or territory.

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.


One, three or five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $77.00
Renew Renewal All $77.00

Act(s) name

Paintball Act 2018 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Paintball Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Additional information

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.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Fair Trading Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250
Phone: 13 32 20
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)

Supporting information