You need a paintball venue permit to:

  • operate a paintball business in NSW 
  • buy and own paintball markers for use at the venue
  • supply paintball markers at the venue for temporary use at the venue
  • supply paintball markers for purchase by paintball permit holders
  • supply paintball markers to another paintball venue permit holder under a sharing arrangement.

Permits can be for 1, 3 or 5 years.


The applicant must:

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • pass a fit and proper person assessment.

What you need

  • the PDF form – 'Application for a paintball venue permit'
  • the PDF form – 'Paintball permit additional details form' (if applicable)
  • your business details, including names of any directors, body corporate, partnership or sole trader 
  • names of any close associates
  • the address of each paintball venue
  • council approval to operate a paintball venue 
  • your payment.

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Download and complete the Paintball permit additional details form – PDF if applicable.
  4. Submit your payment online and enter the receipt number on the application form.
  5. Email the form and supporting documents to or visit a service centre to submit in person.

Payment methods

You can pay online with:

  • PayPal
  • credit or debit card.

More information

  • The same fee applies for a 1, 3 or 5-year permit. 
  • The fee is for each paintball venue.
  • Venue permit holders need to ensure that employees who supervise the use of paintball markers must hold a current paintball marker permit. If they do not hold a permit, supervisors need to have completed:
    • the NSW Police General Firearms Course for Long Arms, if they were employed as a supervisor before 1 December 2021

    • the NSW Paintball Marker Safety Training course, if they were employed as a supervisor on or after 1 December 2021.

Last updated: 28 November 2023