You need a licence from us to undertake hot air ballooning operations that launch or land on private property or Council parks.
Hot air balloon licences are valid until 31 August each year and are renewed annually. Fees apply. For more information visit Permits & licensing renewals.
Launching and/or landing of hot air balloons is restricted to the following parks (subject to change):
For more information, contact our City Standards team on 07 5667 5987.
You and your staff are responsible for complying with all requirements of the relevant legislation. Refer to Related information.
Use this form to apply for a hot air balloon licence. Fees apply. Refer to the application form or the Register of fees and charges.
You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:
Download and complete the Hot air balloon licence form(PDF, 190KB)
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download, print and complete the Hot air balloon licence form(PDF, 190KB)
Submit your application at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726
Find out how to renew a licence or permit if there is no renewal fee or if payment of a fee is required.
Use the Amend licence/permit form to apply to:
Use the Cancel a licence/permit form to cancel an existing licence/permit. No fees apply.
Use the Replace approval documentation form to apply for replacement approval documentation for your permit or licence.
Use the Transfer of licence/permit form when taking over an existing business that has a current licence.