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Skydive Licence in Newcastle

Get your Skydive Licence with the AFF Course

Learn to skydive solo with some of the most experienced instructors in the country. We have the closest skydiving training to Newcastle with a vibrant community of fun jumpers. Book your AFF stage 1 today, it is the first step to becoming a skydiver.

Complete the AFF training at your own pace

Learning to skydive in Newcastle

How to get your skydive licence

The Accelerated Freefall course (AFF) is the most common path to learning to skydive. It consists of a full day of theory on the ground and 9 skydives with instructors. With Hunter Valley Skydivers you can complete the course at your own pace, with no payment upfront.

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AFF Skydive Stage 1

The AFF course starts with one day of ground training. We will explain all the theory and skills required during your AFF jumps: how to check your gear, how to fly your canopy, emergency situations, etc… These are all the skills required to perform your course safely. If you are not confident about your first jump you can opt to do a tandem skydive (TAFF) instead.

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AFF Skydives 2 to 9

After passing your ground course and being cleared to jump you will perform AFF stage 1. Assisted by 2 instructors in freefall this will be your very first skydive, wearing and flying your own canopy back to the ground. Instructors will do a debrief session so can start building confidence and acquiring new skills. After AFF1 there are another 8 stages required to pass the AFF course.

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'A' Licence Course

After completing and passing your AFF training you are still considered a student, but you don’t rquire direct supervision in freefall. You will be able to do solo skydives and continue to build your abilities. To get your first skydiving licence you will need to complete the ‘A’ licence course, a half a day training with a written exam to consolidate everything you have learned throughout AFF and some solo and group skydives.

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Skydive licence packages

AFF Learn to Skydive options

You are not required to pay for the full course upfront. If you are not sure about becoming a skydiver the best option is to book AFF Stage 1 to get started. Otherwise you can book the full AFF course and complete it in a few days or weeks, it is up to you.

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AFF Stage 1 - Ground course and first skydive


Get started with no obligation to continue and complete the full course.

APF student fee

Online training and resources

AFF one-day ground training

AFF Skydive Stage 1

All skydiving gear included

First solo skydive certificate

Full AFF training package

Learn to skydive full course: AFF stages 1-9


Book the full course upfront and complete it in a few days.

APF student fee

Online training and resources

AFF one-day training

AFF Skydive Stage 1

AFF Skydive Stages 2 to 9

All skydiving gear included

First jump certificate

Skydive licence in Australia

Licensed under the Australian Parachute Federation

Our dropzone and instructors are registered and qualified by the Australian Parachute Federation. Once you complete your AFF course and A licence you officially become a licensed skydiver. Not only you can jump in other dropzones around Australia, but also overseas. The APF skydive licence is recognised internationally in most countries, although minium experience requirements may apply depending on the dropzone.

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Skydiving licence with Hunter Valley Skydivers

A skydiving club with 50 years of history

Previously known as Newcastle Sports Parachute Club, we have been skydiving in the Newcastle-Hunter region for over 5 decades, training thousands of skydivers in AFF courses over the years. Rest assured you are in good hands!

Highly experienced skydiving instructors

Our instructors are truly passionate about helping new people get into the sport. They are also some of the most experienced in the country.

Skydiving school

No buses or transfers involved. We have a self-contained dropzone with large grass areas to hang out.

Large landing area

Our dropzone is perfect to learn to skydive, with large open areas to land without hazards.

Closest AFF school to Newcastle

We are located in Elderslie, just a 50-minute drive from Newcastle.

Vibrant skydiving community

We have a great community of fun jumpers with regular events at the dropzone, perfect to get into the sport.

Flexible payment options

You can do the AFF course stage by stage, with no upfront payment for the full course required.

Newcastle skydiving licence FAQs

FAQs about the skydiving licence

Contact our friendly team with any other questions or concerns you may have for an individual assessment.

What's the minimum age to learn to skydive?

16 is the minimum age to learn to skydive in Australia.

Is learning to skydive safe?

Our skydiving instructors are qualified under the Australian Parachute Federation with thousands of skydives each. We use modern skydiving gear that’s regularly maintained and equipped with the latest safety features in the market.

How long does it take to get a skydiving licence?

You can complete the AFF course and learn to skydive in as little as one week. We don’t require students to commit to a full course upfront. You can complete the different stages as you go, but we don’t recommend leaving more than 2 weeks between jumps so you can stay current.

What equipment do I need to learn to skydive?

We provide all training materials and skydiving gear during the AFF course. Once you complete your training you can hire equipment to jump while you look to buy your own gear.

Come join us!

Our instructors evaluate registrations on a case by case basis. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns to discuss your individual circumstances.