The Australasian Paintball Association (AUPBA) is excited about the imminent introduction of new paintball regulations in NSW. After years of lobbying by AUPBA representatives, the NSW state government approved a number of positive changes in late 2018 that will come into effect on 1 July 2019.

Amongst others, the reform includes a reduction of the minimum age to play paintball in NSW to 12 years old and has kids right across the state champing at the bit to get out and experience the thrill paintball has to offer.

Mother of three, Melanie George said: “My kids are over the moon that they can now get out and play paintball. We have a birthday coming up and will definitely be booking a paintball party. Might even have a go myself with them”

It’s not just the parents and kids that are looking forward to the changes. Seamus Fraser, Operations Manager at prominent paintball provider, Delta Force Paintball said: “Paintball legislation has been stuck in the dark ages for too long. We are looking forward to more streamlined firearm processes and classification specific to paintball. Plus, it will be nice being able to stop turning away the hundreds of kids each week that were approaching us to play”

For more details see the media release from NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation MP Matt Kean here.