Hot air balloon licence

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.

Complying with regulations

You and your staff are responsible for complying with all requirements of the relevant legislation. Refer to Related information.

How to apply

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.

By email

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate of currency for a minimum of AU$20 million
  • photos/images of the balloons.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and complete the Hot air balloon licence form(PDF, 51KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application

Email to: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate of currency for a minimum of AU$20 million
  • photos/images of the balloons.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Hot air balloon licence form(PDF, 51KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate of currency for a minimum of AU$20 million
  • photos/images of the balloons.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the& Hot air balloon licence form(PDF, 51KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Post to:

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726