Maitland Gaol: 6-18 John Street, East MaitlandSalt Ash Weapons Range (Salt Ash Pony Club grounds): 1445 Richardson Road, Salt Ash, Port Stephens


Despite the name “laser skirmish” there are actually no lasers used. The use of the word 'laser' is simply a marketing term. Instead, the units emit invisible, harmless infrared light, just like your TV remote control. There are also LED's used to simulate 'muzzle flashes'. These are basically bright flash light globes.

What is the minimum age for playing Laser Skirmish?

The recommended minimum playing age is 8 years. Younger children can play if accompanied by an adult and remain supervised at all times. Please discuss any age concerns at the time of your booking. Due to current legislation, our models designated M4 and P90 can only be used by adults (ages 18+). Proof of age is required. Scorpions, King Scorpions and Cobras can be enjoyed by all ages. The Commando model can be used by ages 12+ while all other models are suitable for ages 15+. Don't worry, we'll be able to help you decide which gun is best suited to your size and age! Click here to read more about our awesome gaming guns!

What do I wear?

You must wear sturdy, enclosed footwear such as runners, joggers or boots. Bare feet, sandals, flip flops or high heels will not be allowed on the field. A hat or cap must be worn. You can bring your own or use one of ours. A hat is for hygiene reasons as a sensor is worn on a headband fitted to the hat.

Please note it is highly recommended to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt at our Salt Ash venue. Alternatively you can hire camo coveralls ($5) or a camo shirt ($3) on the day. Please note that some popular sizes might run out and uniforms may not always be available. We recommend that you bring sunscreen and insect repellent for our Salt Ash venue.

What if it rains?

We play on, unless the rain is severe or there is lightning. We monitor the weather radar at all times and can usually wait for storms to pass and continue playing within a few minutes. We reserve the right to cancel a session at any time particularly due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If we cancel the event you will be entitled to a refund or we can reschedule. Please call us if you are unsure of the weather conditions on the day of your event. If there is no message regarding a cancelled event then you can assume we are expecting you. There will be no refunds allowed for 'no shows'.

How much time do we need to allow for a session?

Please note: For any session, event or at whichever location, please ensure you group arrives NO LATER THAN 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME. A typical 'Public Session' is approximately 2 hours duration including registration, safety briefing, equipment setup, debriefings and a short break. A session usually includes at least 4 x 15 minute standard 'Team Death Match' games. The length of each game and break may vary depending on the number of players and the field conditions. A 'Family Fun Session' is shorter duration including 4 x 10 minute 'TDM' games. An 'Extreme Event' is a 3 hour session and involves any combination of objective based missions varying in time, and can involve anywhere from 6 to 8 games and more.

What do I get?

You get to use the latest technology in outdoor Laser-Skirmish gaming equipment, including unlimited free ammunition. The price also includes venue entry and is inclusive of GST. Your session includes any number of games suitable for the age group on the day. There will always be a minimum of two competent staff available for you and all our staff are cleared for 'Working with Kids'. Allow some extra cash on hand to buy a drink or chocolate bar during the half time break. Should you need camo coveralls or shirt at our bush venue, please let us know at the time of registration, there is an extra fee for clothing use. This uniform and hat will remain the property of Battlezone Playlive.

How do I pay the balance of the payment?

You will be required to pay the balance prior to the session day. In some circumstances it is understood that some may require to be able to pay on the day. Please discuss this at the time of your booking. We accept cash or credit cards (VISA or Master Card) only. Personal cheque and money orders are not accepted. If you are the organiser of your group, you will be responsible for collecting all completed Registration Forms and payments. This will save time and enable the session to start on time.

Compulsory Registration

To be able to participate, a Registration Form (also referred to as a Membership Form or Liability Waiver) will need to be completed for each player. The form must be signed and witnessed by a parent or guardian if participant is under 18 years of age. Hand these completed forms to the staff when you arrive at the venue. Click Here to download Registration Form.

Do I need spare clothes?

Yes, it may be necessary during wet weather. Remember to dress in 'layers' so you can remove outer garments as you heat up. Even in cold weather you are likely to work up a sweat!

Can I bring in soft drinks, food and water?

Yes, you are welcome to bring in your own drinks and nibbles. You must bring your provisions when you first enter. There is no time to allow you to exit again until the session concludes. Please note: It's important to clarify this at the time of your booking. We are constrained by time, so discuss your requirements with our staff when you book your event to avoid disappointment. We do sell cold drinks and have an assortment of chocolate available for purchase. The time we have for our break is extremely short so there is a limit on what you should carry in. For our Family Fun Events, we have packages available which includes pizzas and drinks. You must book this at the time of your session booking. Please note: There is a zero alcohol tolerance at our venues. ANY PLAYER THAT EXHIBITS ANY FORM OF INTOXICATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITY. Any persons that we consider to be intoxicated will be asked to sit out for the duration or the organiser will be required to ask them to sit out. There will be no refunds allowed nor given.

Lost properties?

Please don't take any valuables onto the field when you play. In some instances we can 'hold' items for you but take no responsibility for missing items. When you finish playing, always check the camouflage uniform's pockets (if you hire one) before you drop it in the laundry bag.

Additional Players?

Priority will be given to people who have made a booking and paid the deposit. We will accommodate extra players provided there are spots available after all paid bookings have been registered.

What if I am late arriving?

Unfortunately we will not be able to wait for you. Please respect and be considerate to other groups that have arrived on time. If we have started the safety briefing, please kindly be patient and wait until we finish. We will then try our best to quickly get you ready and fit you in with the other groups.

Can I leave the venue early? Can anyone come onto the premises?

There are instances where people need to leave our venues prior to the conclusion of a session. Please make our staff aware of your needs when you arrive and they will make every effort to accommodate you, within reason. Please note: with regards to Maitland Gaol, if there are others expected to come to pick up your players at the conclusion of an event (such as parents for a child's birthday party), they must wait outside the main gates and you can 'hand them off' at this point. Please tell all parents of this necessity before the event. Because of the nature of our events we cannot allow casual entry.