Balloon Flight Crew Certificate of Validation - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you hold an overseas balloon flight crew authorisation and intend to undertake that activity within Australia. This certificate is intended for flight crew visiting Australia for a short period.

A certificate of validation has effect as:

  • A balloon flight crew licence that is the equivalent of the authorisation
  • A balloon class endorsement that is the equivalent of the authorisation


  • A balloon flight crew rating that gives authorisation equivalent to that which is held overseas.

Once you are a holder of this certificate, which is equivalent to a flight crew licence, you can apply for the following balloon flight crew ratings:

  • A flight instructor (balloon) rating; and
  • A balloon grade of night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) rating.

Please note that if you intend to operate in Australia for more than three months then it is recommended that you apply for a Balloon Flight Crew Licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • Possess knowledge of the English language that is sufficient to enable you to safely exercise the authority given by the certificate;
  • Be a suitable person to hold the certificate;
  • Have passed the certificate of validation examinations that the Agency considers necessary in the interests of the safety of air navigation; and
  • Hold an overseas medical certificate for the authorisation that is in force.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 months or as specified on the certificate.



Private Operations: $150. Commercial Operations: $200.


Within 1 month of expiry: $130.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, CASA Licensing and Registration Centre (CLARC)
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


1300 737 032


02 6217 1449


1300 737 187


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