FAQ

Is your testing facility available for group bookings?


Yes, our testing facility is available for group bookings please contact us for enquires.




Do you provide rental Gel Blasters?


Area 57 rental packages are available $35pp (Gel blaster, unlimited gels, speed loader, and eye protection Rental Packages are available at a discount of $25pp for private group bookings If you require a rental package then you must note this in your booking comments. Also please NOTE: all BYO Gel Blasters must be concealed upon arrival.




Do I need to bring my own Gels?


As we are strictly a testing facility you MUST bring your own gels unless you have purchased a rental package.




Do you provide drinks for sale at your facility?


Yes, we have a wide selection of drinks for sale. however NO ALCOHOL is permitted on site. NOTE: card payments only.




Is there parking available?


Yes, we have plenty of parking available.




Do you have rest room facilities?


Yes, we have a restroom facility that is cleaned on a regular basis.




What is the Max. FPS?


350 FPS unless specified. Hardened gels are only for pistols.




What do I bring to a Gelball session?


All players will need to Photo ID. Enclosed footwear is also compulsory. It can get pretty warm on the field, so wear light, comfortable clothing that provides protection. All players are required to wear protective eyewear. Clear lenses are advised due to the darkened field. A water bottle is also advised.




How many Gel balls will I need per a session?


This depends on how trigger-happy you are! It’s entirely up to each person how many gel balls they go through. On average, each person uses between 1000 to 5000 gel balls per session.




What happens when I arrive for a session?


You’ll need to arrive at Area57 around 30minutes prior to the session starting On arrival, you will need to complete a waiver We’ll check you in and assign you to a team
You’ll have the opportunity to chronograph your gel blaster to make sure it shoots less than 350fps You’ll receive a compulsory safety induction at the start of each session. Each team will receive a scenario briefing based on the type of game you are going to play. Each session is 2 hours long, however each game can last between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on how the game scenario plays out. Some games may be played with adjusted lighting or no light.




I have concerns about strobe lighting or fog machines, what can I do?


Our facility uses special effect lighting and fogging machines during our gameplay to enhance your experience. If you have any health concerns in relation to this, please contact our facility and discuss with our staff prior to completing your booking.




Our business has received a corporate challenge. What do we do?


Basically another business has nominated a challenge to play a friendly game of Gelball with your business for teambuilding or fun at Area57. You can accept the challenge or decline. If you wish to join the fun and accept, please read the corporate challenge tab for details.