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Australian Ballooning Federation
Po BOX 402
Emerald Victoria 3782
PH: 03 5968 6533

Australian Ballooning Federation

The ABF is the national body which administers the day to day running of sport ballooning in Australia.

Issue of private pilots, instructor and examiner certificates, training, operational safety and landowner relations are all co-ordinated by the ABF on behalf of CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority)

Membership is mandatory to hold a certificate and includes subscription to a quarterly magazine, Aeronotes, to keep you up to date with ballooning news from Australia and overseas. Any enquiries about joining and becoming a pilot should be directed to the national administrator.

Regional Clubs

Australia has a number of state clubs that organise local ballooning and social events. The state clubs are the best way to make immediate contact with other balloonists and get involved. If you don't mind early mornings, clubs will be able to put you in touch with event organisers that need a hand or balloons looking for crew.

If you are looking for an instructor in your area, often your local club will be the best place to start looking.

Balloon Club of NSW & ACT
Tom's Waterholes Winery
"Felton" Longs Corner Rd
Canowindra NSW 2804
Ph: (02) 6344 1819
Balloon Association of Victoria
PO Box 125
North Essendon VIC 3041
Tel (03) 9337 6648
Queensland Balloon & Airship Club
PO Box 1511
Caboolture QLD 4510
Ph: (07) 5438 7003
South Australian Balloon & Airship Club
3 Heather Avenue
Tel (08) 8337 2626
West Australian Balloon & Airship Club
P O Box 550
Northam WA 6401