Permit to Acquire a Paintball Marker - Victoria


You will need this permit to acquire a paintball marker (paintball gun). Any firearm that is designed to fire a paintball is classified as a paintball marker. To acquire a new paintball marker you must hold a current paintball marker licence. A separate permit is required for each new paintball marker you obtain.

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

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 permit, you must:

  • be willing to comply with any conditions imposed on the permit
  • hold a current paintball marker licence.

You must provide sufficient information and documentary evidence to satisfy the Chief Commissioner that you need this permit for the purpose of engaging in paintball activities on approved locations.

Please include with your application:

  • details of your current paintball club or organisation membership and relevant supporting documentation (i.e. a copy of your current membership card or a statement of endorsement from the club or organisation)
  • a brief explanation as to why you need the permit (for example, what activities you intend to undertake)
  • an endorsement from an approved paintball club or paintball operator to support your application
  • any other documentary evidence to support your application and the explanation you have provided.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $9.20

Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Approval time

New firearms applications cannot be issued until 28 days after the Agency receives the application.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

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