Purchasing a Paintball Marker

It's important for all customers of Pro Paintball Shop to realize that paintball markers are considered to be firearms by Australian Law.  Therefore, it is a requirement that anyone who wishes to own a paintball marker, must be properly licenced in their home state.  Unfortunately, each state has differing licence laws, so please read below for a quick guide on how to obtain the proper licence in your state of residence.

Pro Paintball Shop will not sell paintball markers, paintballs or any other restricted item to non-licenced persons.  If you place an order for a restricted item but cannot provide proof of licence to us, your order will be cancelled.

In some cases, purchases may be made while you wait for your licence application to be completed.  If you are in the process of obtaining your licence and wish to purchase a paintball marker from Pro Paintball Shop, please call us or SMS TXT on 0439 800 193 and email info@propaintballshop.com.au prior to making a purchase.

International Purchasers DO NOT require any licence or permit from Australia to send a paintball marker or equipment to them, although we recommend to be informed on your own territory or country's laws before attempting to import any items

 

 

How to obtain a licence in your state


 

A.C.T.

Category A firearms licence required.
Click for more information on ACT firearms licencing.
Licence applications can be done through your local police station.

NSW

A Commissioner's Permit is required to possess a paintball firearm in NSW.
Click for more information on NSW firearms licencing.
Licence applications can be done through your local police station. A NSW Permit to Acquire cannot be processed without the licence holder present.

It is an offence for a paintball marker, or any other firearm, to be posted directly to a licence holder in NSW - regardless of where it is being posted from.

NT

Paintball has only recently become legal in the Northern Territory.  Unfortunately, though it is now legal to play at registered fields, it is still not legal to own your own paintball marker at this time.
Northern Territory firearms licencing.

 

QLD

Category A firearms licence required.
Click for more information on QLD firearms licencing.
Licence applications can be done through your local police station.

SA

Class A firearms licence required.
Click for more information on SA firearms licencing.
Licence applications can be done through your local police station.

TAS

Tasmania is the most recent state in Australia where the sport of paintball is still now legal. You can now apply for a licence to own your own paintball marker and apply for a Field operators licence .

Click for licencing information for paintball in Tasmania.

 

VIC

Paintball Marker Licence required (VP1268).


Click for more information on VIC firearms licencing.
Licence applications are available online.

 For information, please email info@propaintballshop.com.au or call us. 

WA

Category E5 firearms licence required.
Click for more information on WA firearms licencing.
Click here for online licence application.
Licence applications can be done through Australia Post outlets.

 

Further help in successfully applying for your licence

To apply for a licence, you are often required to be a member of a paintball association in order to have a "valid reason" for owning a paintball marker. We strongly suggest becoming a member of the Australian Paintball Association (APA).

Once you have your firearms licence, you will need a Permit To Acquire a firearm (PTA), which can be obtained at your local police station.  You will not be able to take possession of a paintball marker without providing a valid PTA.

 

I have a licence and a PTA, how to I get my hands on my marker?


 

For customers in Victoria or New South Wales, you will need to mail your signed PTA to us and we can then ship the paintball marker directly to the address on your PTA/licence.

For customers in other states, you will need to nominate a firearms dealer in your state to handle the transfer. Pro Paintball Shop will ship the marker to your dealer and you must provide them with your PTA before taking possession of the marker.

When nominating a dealer, please provide us with these details:

  • Business Name
  • Contact name and landline phone number
  • Physical address (not a PO Box)
  • Contact email address
  • The dealer's licence number

 

Any further questions?  Give us a call or send us an email and we'll answer any questions you have.

 

Further Information

 


A NSW Permit to Acquire cannot be processed without the licence holder present.

 

It is an offence for a paintball marker, or any other firearm, to be posted directly to a licence holder in NSW - regardless of where it is being posted from.