Why Global Ballooning Australia?

Why Global Ballooning Australia?

  • Global Ballooning Australia's number one priority is the safety of our passengers
  • We are the only company in Victoria to employ multiple staff members with Civil Aviation and Safety Authority Maintenance Authority working under a Certificate of Approval. This Certificate is the highest possible in Australia to allow Global Ballooning Australia to maintain its fleet to the highest possible manufacture and legislative standards
  • Our pilots are the best in the industry and firmly passionate about ballooning. Global Ballooning Australia Chief Pilot, Kiff Saunders holds the highest qualification and is the only hot air ballooning examiner flying over Melbourne and Yarra Valley. You will find most of the pilots flying in Victoria including our competitors have been trained and examined by Kiff before receiving their commercial pilots licence
  • Our pilots have a combined total of over 14,000 hours flying balloons
  • We fly all year round and have the largest fleet of balloons with over 17 balloons
  • Have safely flown over 110,000 passengers
  • Global Ballooning Australia is the preferred operator of Tourism Victoria and therefore the State Government
  • We offer a national wide service - this allows you to use you gift certificate in various and selected locations around Australia if required
  • Global Ballooning Australia Pilots maintain the highest possible qualifications, and standards in Australia
  • Global Ballooning Australia is a member of the Professional Ballooning Association of Australia
  • The whole team prides itself on offering the best possible experience for every passenger
  • Global Ballooning Australia Operational Team meets on a fortnightly basis to discuss all aspects of the operation
  • Our experienced ground crew are the best in the business and have the highest possible training - especially in the art of champagne pouring to help passengers celebrate their beautiful sunrise flight
  • Barry Ward - Global Ballooning Australia Crew Chief, is a qualified mechanic servicing all of the Global Ballooning Australia fleet
  • We actively meet with all our landowners in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley to discuss aspects of ballooning and to gain permission to use the land/or facilities. This means we have the largest key set and contact list!
  • The Global Ballooning Australia team is an active member of the tourism industry promoting ballooning to Victoria, Australia and the world! Recent countries we have visited to promote the iconic image of ballooning include; New Zealand, North America, Europe, Asia and all major Australian cities
  • Global Ballooning Australia is an accredited operator with Tourism Alliance, Better Business, ATOA and ATEC
  • We are 100% Australian family owned and operated

Our passengers are our biggest ambassadors and we continuously receive wonderful feedback. With 17 balloons and over 110,000 passengers safely flown, we welcome you to join our dedicated team to experience the joy of 'lighter than air' flight over Melbourne or the Yarra Valley.

The Facts about Global Ballooning Australia

  • Global Ballooning Australia is Victoria's largest hot air ballooning company with the largest number of balloons and commercial pilots. (This is important - as when you are trying to book in your flight date it is more than likely a smaller company may not have the available places). As you will see whilst browsing this site - we are an award winning company offering customers a diverse range of products and the highest quality service. We are industry leaders in our field and our team are some of the most experienced in Australia.
  • Global Ballooning Australia is the preferred ballooning operator of Tourism Victoria and therefore the state government. Having flown hundreds of visiting journalists we have been able to showcase Melbourne and Yarra Valley regions.
  • Global Ballooning Australia are a foundation member of the Australian Professional Balloonists Association.
  • There are many high profile corporate clients who have sponsored Global Ballooning Australia  balloons - these include Chandon, Burt & Davies TRansport Accident Lawyers, Balgownie Estate Wines, Nova 100, Rochford Wines and DeBortoli Wines just to name a few.
  • Global Ballooning Australia boasts a CASA certified flying school and also a team of flying instructors. Kiff Saunders is one of only a handful of Australia's top commercial instructors to be made a delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).He is also responsible for the issue of commercial balloon pilot licences.
  • Global Ballooning Australia is an accredited tourism operator with Australian Tourism Business, Better Business, Victoria Tourism Industry Council and the Australian Tourism Export Council.
  • Global Ballooning Australia is the only Victorian ballooning company that offers customers a nationwide service through our affiliations with interstate companies. This enables you to purchase and use your gift vouchers in various ballooning locations around Australia if required.
  • Global Ballooning Australia offer a wide range of luxurious accommodation packages in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. These include the ‘five star' Chandon Experience at Chateau Yering and the Pullman High Flyer. These packages allow the passenger to truly experience a total "romantic getaway".
  • Global Ballooning Australia has close partnerships with many companies in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, including the Australian Wine Tour Co. who can transfer you from our amazing ballooning experience in the morning to the Yarra Valley for a brilliant wine tour - the perfect way to finish off your day!
  • Global Ballooning Australia passengers receive a complimentary souvenir pack with voucher offers and discounts for attractions in Melbourne. We also offer discounted city parking and CBD hotel transfers for overseas visitors. In-flight photograph's are also available for sale after the flight on CD or a 'balloon' USB stick.
  • Global Ballooning Australia have a wide range of presentation gift ideas. You can book directly online and our office can have your order in the post to you the following day or email it to you.
  • Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders.
  • Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia's second largest city!