Guns and markers used for paintball are considered firearms in Australia. If you want to purchase a Paintball Gun or Paintball Marker, you must have a PTA (permit to acquire) or your state’s equivalent. Make sure you have completed and passed a firearms safety course before you can apply for a shooters license.
NSW Police no longer consider paintball markers to be firearms. They are recreation sporting devices managed by Fair Trading.
Can I Own A Paintball Gun?
In NSW, you must have a permit to purchase or own paintball markers (paintball guns). You cannot use the paintball marker outside of an authorized paintball park.
Is Owning A Paintball Gun Illegal?
Adults can legally own paintball guns, provided they are not felons and do not possess a criminal record. Most paintball guns are considered airguns, so any laws that apply to BBs or other airguns are usually applicable to paintball guns as well.
Can U Play Paintball In Australia?
Everyone should be able to enjoy paintball, which is a great team sport. The sport is available to kids as young as 12 years old in Western Australia and South Australia, as well as in most paintballing countries around the world.
Is It Illegal To Drive With A Paintball Gun In Your Car?
Some states do not even recognize lower-powered guns such as BB, pellet, paintball, and airsoft as firearms, such as paintball guns and airsoft guns. In other words, they can be transported in the cabin of a car without any legal repercussions.
Does A Paintball Gun Count As A Firearm?
A paintball gun examined by ATF is not a “firearm” as defined because it does not have a frame or receiver, and may not be readily converted to expel a projectile by an explosive.
Can You Buy A Paintball Gun Under 18?
Under California law, it is illegal to sell paintball guns to anyone under 18 without their parents’ or legal guardians’ permission.