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Hot air ballooning operations

Hot air ballooning operations must comply with the City Plan and local laws, including:

  • Local Law No. 16 (Licensing) 2008
  • Local Law 9 (Parks and Reserves) 2008 and
  • Local Law No. 16.5 (Aircraft Operations from a Premises Owned by a Person) 2008.

Applying for a new hot air balloon licence

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Is a licence required?

A licence is required for hot air ballooning operations. This is regardless of whether they launch or land on private property or City of Gold Coast parks.

The launching and/or landing of hot air balloons is restricted to the following City parks (subject to change):

How to apply

Complete and submit a hot air balloon licence application form. To avoid processing delays, please ensure you attach the following supporting information.

  • Public liability insurance certificate of currency for at least AU$20 million.
  • photos/images of balloons (including any branding).

You must also specify the purpose of your hot air ballooning operation when applying for a licence.

Find a link to the hot air balloon licence application form below.

Taking over an existing business

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Transfer of business or licence details

If you are taking over an existing hot air ballooning business, the current approval holder may apply to transfer the approval. The land owner must be aware of the application and have granted the consent. No fees apply.

Find a link to the hot air balloon licence transfer form below.

Information for existing businesses

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Amendments to a hot air balloon licence

You will need to submit an amendment application for

  • changes to your business or contact information
  • modifying your operation
  • requesting a change to conditions of approval.

Find a link to the hot air balloon licence amendment application below.

Licence renewal

Hot air balloon licences are renewed annually. They are valid until 31 August each year. Fees apply.

Lost or damaged licence or approval documentation – how to request a request a replacement

You may apply for a replacement of your licence or associated documentation.

Please note that fees apply for this request. Find details of these fees on the application form.

Find a link to the hot air balloon licence replacement approval documentation application form below.

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