Paintball Marker Licence - Victoria


You will need this licence if you intend to own, carry or possess a paintball marker. A paintball marker is a firearm that is designed to discharge a paintball. The licence is compulsory if you intend to operate a paintball activity centre. This licence is only issued for conducting paintball activities at specifically approved locations.

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

A paintball marker licence holder who normally lives interstate is deemed to be the holder of a corresponding licence in Victoria for the purpose of participating in paintball gaming activities.

Interstate paintball marker licence holders who intend to permanently reside in Victoria can possess, carry and use a paintball marker for paintball gaming activities for a period of three months upon notification to the Chief Commissioner of their permanent residency in Victoria. An application for a Victorian paintball marker licence will need to be made during this three month period.

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 licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have completed a Paintball Safety Course in Victoria within the last twelve months
  • provide information about membership at a paintball club or organisation
  • successfully complete any required medical and optical tests
  • demonstrate that you require the licence to engage in activities involving paintball markers at an approved location
  • provide all details of previous convictions or offences.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing requirements include:

  • storing your paintball markers in accordance with the storage arrangements specified in legislation
  • making your storage arrangements available for inspection
  • notifying Victoria Police in writing within fourteen days of any changes to your address or any other licence details.


5 years


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Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Approval time

28 days

Administering agency

Victoria Police

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