FAQ's for Friendly bowling

Frequently Asked Questions for Social games at Zone Bowling


I am ready to bowl it off, how long does one game take to complete?

One game of bowling at Zone Bowling lasts around 45 minutes to 1 hour for 5 to 6 people. Plenty of time to score a perfect 300. To be more specific, it translates to each game lasting approximately 10 minutes per person on the lane. 

Awesome, but how many people per lane? 

6 people or less per lane. If you have more people playing and you are keen to have lanes next to each other, book online here. For all bookings of over 6 people, you will automatically be given 2 side by side lanes.

I wore thongs, and forgot my socks, do you sell socks in venue?

Yes we do, all our venues have socks for sale. Available in men’s, women’s and kids sizes. One pair costs $5.00.

What is the deal with shoes, can't I just wear my own?

Bowling shoes are specially made as they allow customers to "slide" when Bowling, helping you hit that strike. It is important that these shoes are worn at all times as the incorrect footwear is a potential safety risk and can damage the approach to the lanes. 

What is our size range for shoes?

We range from Toddlers size 6 up to Men’s size 16
Men's bowling shoe sizes are the same as their normal shoes.
Women's bowling shoe sizes are two sizes below their normal shoe size. Example a ladies size 8 is a bowling size 6.
Kid's shoe sizes are the same as their normal shoes.
Unfortunately, there are no half sizes.

Can I book Bowling and Laser Tag at the same time?

Yes you can, check out our standard games pricing to book in the deal


How long does a game of Laser Tag last?

One game of laser lasts around 20 minutes, this includes briefing and de-briefing.

Is there a minimum age for Laser Tag?

For safety reasons, the minimum age for children in our laser arenas is 6 years old. A party for a child turning 5 years old CANNOT be for Laser Tag.

Do I need to wear enclosed shoes?

For safety reasons, it is recommended that guests wear enclosed shoes while playing Laser Tag. If you are not wearing appropriate footwear we can provide bowling shoes for guests to wear. 

Which venues have Laser Tag? 

We have laser available in the following venues only: 

  • NSW: Top Ryde, Illawarra, Penrith, Liverpool, Castle Hill, Rooty Hill, Blacktown, Villawood
  • QLD: Loganholme, Robina, Surfers Paradise, Garden City
  • SA: Woodville, Cross Road
  • VIC: Watergardens, Clayton, Forest Hill
  • WA: Joondalup


I make a mean hummus dip.  Can I bring my own food and drinks to centre?

No outside food and beverage of any kind is permitted to be brought into the bowling centre. 

Hmmm okay, what food do you sell?

We have a delicious menu that includes nachos, chicken wings, rocky road pizza and much more!

Have a squizz here.

For allergen enquiries, click here.

All food pre-ordered online will be processed once confirmed and paid for in venue.


Okay I am ready to bowl it off, do I need to pre-book or can I just rock up?

We always recommend making a booking to guarantee your lane or laser vest. Click here to book now

Is the pricing per person or for the lane?

All prices are per person, unless it is a price based on quantity of people. Check out our pricing page for more information

What deals do you have available? 

For all our current offers and prices for:

I booked online, but never received an email confirmation, why? 

If you didn’t receive a confirmation email here are some reasons why:

  • The email supplied could have been entered incorrectly
  • It could have ended up in your junk email, have a quick look to double check
  • Did you pay with paypal? All receipts are sent to the email address linked to your paypal account, or the email account that paypal supplies.
  • The payment may not have been processed. 
If you would like us to double check, please email [email protected] with your name, the date you booked for and the email address you used to purchase with. 


What are Zone Bowling's opening hours?

Most centres open at 10am and close at 10pm. These times can vary by centre and day. Please click here and choose your venue to get specific opening and closing times.


Check out our refund policy here >>


To play on any of our awesome arcade machines, you will need a Powercard! This Powercard can be used at Kingpin, Timezone and Zone Bowling, meaning you have access to hundreds more games and can shop in any prize redemption store! All you need to do is TAP on your game and PLAY! 

How do I get a Powercard?

You can pick up a Powercard at any Kingpin, Zone Bowling or Timezone, when you buy your first lot of arcade credit.

How much is arcade credit?

It's up to you. You can load any amount of credit onto your Powercard, but the larger the amount you recharge the more bonus bucks you will receive.

Click here to see all the amounts you can load onto your Powercard for bonus bucks.

Can I split a reload of $100 across more than one card?

No. Each purchase of arcade credit must be applied to one card.

Will my points & credit transfer across to Timezone?

Yes, they will! We want you to still be in the running to collect enough tickets to win that plushie you’ve been saving up for!

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