You can never be too old to skydive, but you can be too young.  However, the good news is that you don’t have to wait until you’re of legal age and we promise, the experience will be well worth hanging in there!

Age limits for skydiving in Australia are set by the sport’s governing body, The Australian Parachute Federation. They review these restrictions periodically and every decision they make puts safety first.

At Skydive Geronimo, we love sharing the skies with thrill-seekers of all ages and stages – but your birth date is something you need to think about if you’re considering parachuting from a plane.  So, let’s find out how old you need to be to take that leap of faith and experience an adrenalin rush like no other!

How old do you have to be to skydive?

The minimum age to skydive in Australia is 16 years.

Anyone under 18 years will need to present a completed waiver form to the parachute club which is signed by their parents or legal guardian.

Does a kid have to skydive with a parent?

How often do you hear a parent say that their kids are fearless?  Sure, some parents will happily take the plunge with their minors, but luckily for every brave kid out there who wants to jump out of a plane at 14 000ft, they don’t need brave parents to join them.

The truth is, many younger kids who do want to jump out of planes want to emulate their parents.  Many are children of skydiving instructors or have been around skydiving families, so they’ve grown up with the idea.

Is there an age limit for skydiving?

We’ve talked about the minimum age requirements for skydiving – now let’s look at the max limits.  Well, we’ll be looking forever because the fact is, you can never be too old to skydive!

At 103 years and 181 days, retired craftsman Al Blaschke ‘freefell’ his way into the Guinness World Records as the oldest person to do a tandem parachute jump when he took the plunge in Texas in October 2020.   And he’s not the only centenarian daredevil either.  In 2019, Seattle woman Kathryn Hodges celebrated her 103rd birthday by becoming the oldest female tandem skydiver in the world.  At Skydive Geronimo, we say age is just a number!

What’s next if you have a child over 16 wanting to skydive over Rottnest?

Jump onto our website, to find out all the deets on how to book your skydive.  If the minor’s legal guardian can’t be there on jump day to sign the waiver form etc, please call our friendly team on 1300 449 669 or get in touch via the website to organise the paperwork beforehand.

You can also check out our blog, ‘First Skydive 101’ and our FAQ section on our website for more info.