Certificate of Registration as a Paintball Operator - Tasmania


You will need this registration if you intend to operate a paintball business. Paintball refers to the game in which paintball firearms are used to discharge paintball pellets at people or things.

Before applying for this registration, you will need to:

  • acquire a category A, reason 6 firearm licence
  • complete an application for a permit to acquire a firearm.

You may only take possession of markers, paintballs and other equipment once both the firearms licence and the application to acquire a firearm have been issued and an inspection of your firearms storage facility has been completed.

Any employees that handle paintball markers or ammunition must hold a category A, reason 6 firearms licence. If you have employees that do not handle paintball markers or ammunition (e.g. they manage bookings, work in an onsite canteen, etc.) will not need a firearms licence.

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 registration you must:

    • be a fit and proper person
    • hold a category A, reason 6 firearms licence
    • hold a permit to acquire a firearm licence
    • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance
    • have the appropriate qualifications
    • have satisfactorily completed an approved firearms safety course.

    Additionally, you will need to ensure your:

    • paintball range is suitable for the operation of a paintball business
    • paintball firearms and paintball pellets are stored in accordance with legislation.

    It is a condition of this licence that the licence holder is familiar, and willing to comply with, all relevant and current state and commonwealth legislation.


    Twelve months unless suspended or cancelled.


    Fees Details for this service in table format.

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    Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


    Other resources

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    Act(s) name

    Firearms Act 1996 Tasmania

    Regulation(s) name

    Firearms Regulations 2016 Tasmania

    Application process


    You will need to provide various elements of documentation in your application for the certificate of registration which include proof of:

    • council approval to operate a paintball business at a designated address
    • business name and address
    • indemnity insurance
    • Australian Company Number
    • first aid kit / qualifications
    • ownership of a ballistic chronograph.

    Approval time

    Applications will be processed, usually, within two weeks.

    Administering agency

    Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

    Tasmania Police

    Contact details

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