Community, school and charities

Community, school and charities

Community and school involvement

Global Ballooning Australia corporate flights

Aside from Global Ballooning Australia's support of local community events and designated charities, we have designed an education program which can be taken into schools to help inspire learning.

An example of this is the national school tour we conducted on behalf of Encyclopaedia Britannica Australia in 2000.

Ask our team about how balloons could be utilised in your next community or school events and the discounted rates we offer for charitable causes.

Raffles and auctions

Global Ballooning Australia corporate flights

Global Ballooning Australia corporate flights

Are you holding a raffle or auction for your local community group or charity? A balloon flight makes a novel, unique and enticing major prize for any benefit!

In support of your event, Global Ballooning Australia will offer a 15% discount off any Melbourne or Yarra Valley voucher (full rate), that we can provide on a consignment basis...

That is, if the voucher does sell at auction, you can make the discounted payment to Global Ballooning Australia, activating the vouchers for the winner, and you keep the profit. If they do not sell for the reserve price, please contact Global Ballooning Australia and we can simply cancel the voucher, with no charges.

The discounted rates are as follows:
Melbourne: $399.50 per person
Yarra Valley: $335.75 per person

Our vouchers are all valid for 12 months, and include the one hour sunrise flight, which is followed by a hearty champagne breakfast (if you did not want to include champagne breakfast after the flight, you can deduct $30 from the above rates. Please advise the Global Ballooning Australia consultant upon booking).

We can have the voucher posted to you within a week, so please contact our office on (03) 9428 5703, email Please provide: Your name and contact details, Name and date of the event, Number of passengers on the voucher, Flight location, Postal address to post voucher to (Please note: normal gift voucher terms and conditions apply)

Charities we support

Global Ballooning Australia provides support to many local community organisations and charities. Please take the time to visit their websites to find out how you can help! The donations we give to each charity or worthy organisation are listed below. If you are interested in having us help support your charitable organisation please email us at


Scope Victoria's mission is to enable each person they support to live as an empowered and equal citizen. Scope is a not-for-profit organisation providing disability services in Victoria. Visit for more information.


YAFFA stands for Young Australians Fighting Friedreich Ataxia. YAFFA was formed in 1999 by Carrie Beetham and Sarah Clancy. Their aim was to form a group of young professional adults who strived to raise awareness of Friedreich Ataxia - a very rare and unknown genetic disorder - and to generate funds to facilitate its cure.

BMDI Annual Charity Fundraiser

The Bone Marrow Donor Institute is dedicated to the care, treatment and support of cancer patients and their families and funds research into better treatment methods, prevention and early detection tests for leukaemia and other forms of cancer.

Sebel Corporate Golf Day

More than 100 golfing enthusiasts teed up at The Heritage Golf and Country Club for the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute on Thursday 8 February 2007. Now in its second year, the charity golf day successfully raised $36,000 for innovative, world class research to help prevent and treat conditions affecting children's health.

Joe Curtis Memorial Dinner/

Event held in honour of Joe Curtis, who passed away from prostate cancer in 2003. This dinner is in aid of the Cancer Council and Relay For Life.

Life Care

Life Care's vision is to help people live life to their potential as they age. It achieves this vision by encouraging positive lifestyle and providing quality services in response to the needs of each person. Life Care believes each person in its care is unique. It supports each person with dignity, respect and compassion. Life Care's services are delivered by committed, caring staff and volunteers who are valued through support, encouragement and development.

Tourism Victoria

Tourism Victoria is the State Government authority responsible for developing and marketing Victoria as a premium tourist destination for Australian and international travelers. Tourism Victoria is a statutory authority within the Department of Innovation, Industry, and Regional Development (DIIRD).

Heritage Golf Day (Murdoch Children's Foundation Fundraiser)

Not even the prospect of Melbourne's coldest day this year could deter a field of 60 passionate golfers from braving the elements to raise funds for the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at a charity golf day hosted by The Heritage Golf and Country Club.

Murdoch Children's Foundation

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute discovers ways to prevent and treat conditions affecting babies, children and adolescents. Our passionate team conducts innovative world class research into heart disease, cancer, brain injury, cerebral palsy, depression, arthritis, asthma, genetic conditions, obesity and infectious diseases. Working side by side with the doctors and nurses at the Royal Children's Hospital, we have a unique opportunity to translate our discoveries into real benefits for children.

International Woman's Day

Celebrated on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future.


Since 1914 Australian Red Cross has been responding to the needs of Australians in suburbs and towns right across the country. Through war, drought, flood and fire our volunteers have responded willingly and risen to the task with a passion and commitment that has become renowned. Its a reputation that is richly deserved, embodying the universal spirit of the Red Cross.

Starlight Foundation

Our mission is to brighten the lives of all seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families, throughout Australia. Our hospital programs include Starlight Express Rooms, Starlight Fun Centres and Starlight Express Vans - geared to deliver fun and entertainment to hospitalised children around the country.

Out of hospital, Starlight's Wishgranting program grants the wish of children aged four to eighteen who suffer from any serious illness, and meet our criteria. While Starlight Escapes provides the children and their families with fun group outings and activities, throughout the year.

Entertainment Book Launch

The EntertainmentTM Book is a restaurant and activity guide that provides special 25 to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from many of the best restaurants, hotels and attractions throughout Australia & New Zealand. EntertainmentTM Books are only available through fund-raising groups, organisations and corporations as a member benefit or fundraiser. The featured restaurants and other businesses do not pay to be included; they are selected based on awards, reviews and personal recommendations.

Mansfield Police Charity Golf Day

Think Pink Ball (Run by the Cancer Council)

A luscious evening of food and drink, fashion and entertainment raising money for those touched by breast cancer through our patient support programs.

Yarra Ranges Regional Marketing

Yarra Ranges Regional Marketing is the peak tourism marketing body for this world-class tourism region, which is located less than one hour from Melbourne and offers both day-trip or short break experiences to satisfy the most discerning travellers.

Crown Social Club

Established in early 1995, Crown Social Club is a non-profit organisation offering lifestyle products and services to its members and their families. Our aim is to provide a wide range of facilities and services to benefit all members. The CSC has over 2500 members and is managed by a volunteer committee and a CSC manager. The CSC operates from the Employee Service Centre 7 days per week, all enquires and purchases can be made at the ESC.

Industry Partners

Scope Victoria

Concierge Ball

City of Melbourne

Yarra Valley Fire Brigade