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Paintball Markers

Release date: Fri 24 July 2015

Last updated: Wed 16 May 2018

In Victoria, paintball markers are considered firearms under the Firearms Act 1996.

While a non-prohibited person aged 16 or older can participate in paintball gaming on an approved Victorian range without a paintball licence, only persons aged 18 or older are eligible to apply for a paintball licence.

In Victoria, a non-prohibited person can only own a paintball marker if:

  • they are the holder of a current Victorian paintball marker licence; and
  • the paintball marker is for the purpose of participating in paintball events.

Paintball markers must be stored in accordance with the storage requirements prescribed in Schedule 4 of the Firearms Act 1996.

Any person considering making an application for a paintball licence should be aware that such a licence will not be issued for any purpose other than paintball gaming and that you will have to demonstrate that you have successfully completed a paintball marker safety course when applying.

For information about owning a paintball marker, visit the applying for a new firearm licence page on the Victoria Police website.

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