Paintball faqs

When should we book?

Generally you should book as far in advance as possible to make sure that you can get the game date that you’re after. We will always try our best to accommodate a late booking, but please try and book at least two weeks in advance.

Can I move my date once I’ve booked?

It is possible to move your game date once you have booked with us, but as stated above giving us as much notice as possible when trying to move your game date will help to ensure that you can get the new date you require.

How many players do we need?

You can bring as many players as you would like for your game of paintball. Limited only by maximum centre capacity, there is no minimum number of players taht you need to bring to a paintball day. If you would like to have your own exclusive group, then depending on the particular centre you play at you will generally need to bring 40+ players along with you.

What is the minimum age to play paintball?

In Australia the minimum age to play paintball varies from state to state, and within states it can vary from centre to centre. The easiest way to find out is by looking at each centres information page on this website to find out what their specific minimum age is.

As a genreal rule the minimum ages in Australia are:

NSW – 12 years
QLD – 15 years
VIC – 16 years
SA – 10 years
WA – 12 years
ACT – 16 years

Can I play just with my own group?

Yes you can play with your own group. To be able to have a team of players made up of only your own group you will need to bring 20+ players with your booking. To be able to play with an exclusive group that has their own game zones on the day, then (depending on the rules of that particular centre) you will need to bring along 40+ players with your booking.

Note: final groups and teams are decided by the centre managers or marshals on the day. Nationwide Paintball takes no responsibility to changes made in teams for the safety of other players involved in the game day.

Can I cancel my booking and get a refund?

Unfortunately not, once a booking has been processed they become non-refundable and non transferable.

What if we arrive late?

Please let us know as soon as possible if your group is running late and we will do our best to get you started when we can. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to play so please make sure you arrive on time.

How long does a day of paintballing last?

We run two sessions. The first runs from 9am until 12pm and the second from 12pm until 3pm.

Paintball fields usually ask players to turn up a little early to make sure that all the necessary paperwork has been correctly filled out, Players will then be kitted out with all the gear needed for the day, buy whatever they may need from the on-site shop and will gather for a compulsory safety brief. Then the day really begins: you will play 10-12 varied, action packed games with short breaks in between to reload paintballs and use the on-site facilities.

What happens if someone in our group doesn’t turn up?

Unfortunately all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, credits can be carried forward and used for a future booking.

Do I need to fill out a registration form?

All players are required to complete a registration form and hand them to one of our marshals before they begin play. Players under 16 years old must have their form signed by an adult (to avoid confusion on the day we suggest you send these out with your invitations).

What happens if it rains on the day?

The games go ahead in rain, hail or shine. All our game zones are outdoors but there are sheltered areas in the base camp where you can take refuge between games.

How many paintballs do we need?

Players on average use about 200 paintballs per game zone, however there is no real way of giving an exact amount as each player is different. You can choose to play as many game zones as you wish and you are in control of how many times you pull the trigger. Additional paintballs are available to purchase on the day at your discretion.

Can I bring my own paintball gear?

Dependant on the particular paintball centre you choose:

  1. You can bring your own equipment to the centre but it is always at the centre manager’s discretion.
  2. You can bring your own goggles, provided they are designed for paintball and have not been modified in any way.
  3. You can bring your own marker, only if it can operate from the gas cylinders provided at our centres, and it may be subject to a chronograph test. We do not allow our customers to bring their own gas cylinders on site for any reason.

Ask our booking agents if the centre you are booking allows the above equipment to be used.

What kind of clothing/footwear should I wear on the day?

Players are advised to wear old comfortable clothing and may want to bring a change of clothes for the end of the day. The best footwear would be a light boot but old trainers are the popular choice among our customers. Paintball gloves are also sold on site (and can be kept after the day) but you can bring your own.

How can I buy other items on the day?

There is an on site shop where additional equipment or refreshments can be purchased such as paintballs, , armoured gloves (specifc centres only), lunch, drinks and other refreshments. We accept cash and credit cards but we cannot accept payment on site by cheque. Please note, some centres may incur a processing fee when using credit or debit cards.

Can I bring my own paintballs?

To maintain a consistent safety standard, you can only use paintballs issued by the centre on the day of your event. Anyone found using their own paintballs may be asked to leave the centre.

Is food and drink available at the centre?

Most Nationwide Paintball centres have a shop for refreshments available for purchases through out the the day. Ask one of our booking agents if the centre you are booking has these facilities during the booking process.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

No alcohol is permitted on site. Any players who have been drinking or found to be under the influence of illegal substances will be excluded from the games and asked to leave the centre.

Is there anywhere safe where we can store our possessions on site?

Most Nationwide Paintball centres have on-site lockers/storage to accommodate our players.

Will my child be playing with adults?

We will always try to join your group with a group of a similar age. However, there are often groups of mixed ages (parents playing with their children, older siblings etc.) but we always try to make each game a fair match.

Does paintballing hurt?

Paintballs travel at around 200mph so they can hurt if they hit your exposed skin. However, there are ways you can greatly decrease the pain. Wear long sleeve shirts and trousers, even on hot days, to absorb the impact of a paintball and reduce bruising.