About Us

What we do and who we are

The Australian Ballooning Federation administers recreational ballooning to standards approved by CASA. This includes the training, checking and certification of private (non commercial) balloon pilots. We are a members organisation with a breadth and depth of expertise across our membership second to none.


ABF works to promote the sport of ballooning for the enjoyment of our members and other ballooning enthusiasts.  We are affiliated with the Australian Sport Aviation Confederation and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. ABF pilots regularly and successfully represent Australia internationally.


Commercial, Passenger Operations

The ABF is not responsible for commercial, passenger carrying ballooning in Australia as that responsibility resides directly with CASA. If you want to pay for a balloon flight, please contact a commercial ballooning company in your area. We have a list of many of the commercial ballooning companies around Australia on our links page.

Affiliated Organisations

Regional clubs

Queensland Balloon & Airship Club

PO Box 1511
Caboolture QLD 4510
PH: (07) 5438 7003

Balloon Association of Victoria

6 Francis Street
Blackburn Vic 3130
South Australian Balloon & Airship Club
PO Box 565
Strathalbyn SA 5255
Web http://www.balloonsvictoria.com/

West Australian Balloon & Airship Club

PO Box 550
Northam WA 6401

Scouts Australia

Visit the Scouts Australia website!