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Commercial Pilot Balloon Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as a commercial pilot or as a flight radiotelephone operator on a hot air balloon.

Once you are a holder of this 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.

You may also be approved to give balloon flying training for the issue of a balloon flight crew rating.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $80.00

Issue of Commercial Pilot Licence (Australian Trained) - processing and consideration. Fees for 2024-25

Other resources

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 Australian Government

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Industry Permissions

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.