Skydive Melbourne - St. Kilda dropzone

About St. Kilda Skydive Dropzone

Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach is said to be the city’s most famous beach. The pristinely clean bayfront offers activities like swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and much more. But the truly exhilarating one of them all is taking a skydive at St. Kilda Beach. As the only beach skydive in Melbourne, you will be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful freefall!

Know before you go skydiving at St Kilda Beach

What to wear
What to eat
Age & weight restrictions

Skydives at St Kilda Beach are usually available on Saturdays and Sundays, between 6:30am and 9:15am, although timings may differ based on the day of the week. 

Early morning slots give you the best views. These are also usually easier to book and give you an opportunity to explore multiple water activities.

St Kilda Beach is just 6 km away from the Melbourne city center and it takes no more than 15 minutes to drive to the beach. 

Address: 42A Marine Parade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia.  Find on Maps

There are a number of ways to reach the St Kilda Beach skydive dropzone from the Melbourne Central Business District. Some of them are:

Tram: Take a tram from the Elizabeth Street/Bourke Street station near Melbourne CBD and get off at the Luna Park/The Esplanade #138 station. You might have to walk a little bit. Keep about 50 mins at hand. 

Car: If you’re taking a car, you can easily reach St Kilda Beach via State Route 33. Alternatively, you can also take Princes Hwy/A60, but it will be a slightly longer journey. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to the dropzone but this may differ depending on the traffic.

Bus: The buses 246, 600, 606 and 623 pass near St Kilda Beach. The fastest route from CBD to the beach is between Hardware St/Lonsdale St bus stop and Meredith St/Barkly St bus stop, via a change at the Langridge St/Hoddle St stop. This may take close to an hour.

There is always a reasonable degree of risk associated with adventure sports so it is crucial to ensure safety while you enjoy a dive at Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach. Here are some of the safety highlights of this activity:

  • Star jumpmasters: You are in the safe hands of industry experts who have helped hundreds of guests take that first leap safely. So, even a beginner need not fear! 
  • Dive briefing: All participants are briefed prior to the jump and you can ask all your questions and clear your doubts during the session.
  • Strict assessment: For everyone’s safety, each participant is assessed by the Safety Officer to ensure their suitability for the dive.  
  • State-of-the-art equipment: No matter what happens mid-air, you need not worry. The parachutes come with Automatic Activation Devices that will deploy the parachute even if there are any problems during manual deployment. 
  • Registered dive: Jumpers will be registered online at the Australian Parachute Federation before the jump.
  • Weather check: Skydiving needs clear weather and good natural conditions. Therefore, this activity is completely weather-dependent and you may need to postpone your jump to another date of your choice if the weather is bad.
  • For skydives at St Kilda Beach, opt for active wear like track pants, leggings and other comfortable clothes. Jeans will also work.
  • It is best to wear covered shoes. Hiking boots and heels are not allowed during this activity. 
  • You can keep your contact lenses and glasses on. Goggles are usually provided.
  • We recommend that you carry something warm to put on because it can get quite cold that high up in the sky.
  • Make sure to stay hydrated before skydives at St Kilda Beach. This helps in curbing the possibility of cramps and even helps with nausea. 
  • Eat a light breakfast before you start preparing for your dive. 
  • Avoid staying hungry or overeating before your dive.
  • Make sure to not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 8 hours before your drive.
  • Age restriction: Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed to take part in this activity. For those who are between the ages of 16 and 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present during the dive to provide full consent. 
  • Weight Restriction: For safety reasons, guests who weigh over 110 kg will be assessed by the Safety Officer. The decision to allow or disallow them will then rest on the officer. Some surcharge may be incurred by guests who weigh more than 95 kg.

Medical disclosure: If you have any long-term illness like heart problems, blood pressure issues or epilepsy, do inform the ground team. Also, don’t forget to report any recent injuries or medical conditions, including basic ones like a flu. 

Health check: You may be required to produce a medical certificate to ensure fitness for the dive. All guests are assessed for their fitness and the drop zone Safety Officer has the final say on these matters. 

Beach essentials: Since this is a beachfront attraction, make sure to pack lots of sunscreen. Do not forget to pack skydiving-appropriate clothes as well, alongside your beachwear.

Scuba diving: Make sure that you do not book skydiving and scuba diving or other immersive forms of water sports on the same day. There may be medical risks due to pressure changes on the body. Keep at least a 24 hour gap between the two. 

Recording policies: Please note that GoPros are not allowed and any kind of recording, be it photos or videos, will be done by the jumpmaster.

Frequently asked questions about skydiving at Melbourne St Kilda Beach

Where is St Kilda Beach?

St. Kilda Beach is situated about 6 km south of Melbourne’s city center and is a 15 min drive away. The address of the skydiving center on St Kilda Beach is 42A Marine Parade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia.

Is it worth going to St Kilda Beach?

The skydives at St Kilda Beach is one of a kind, as it is the only beachfront skydiving experience in Melbourne. You can experience a 60 sec freefall over serene turquoise waters and sunlit golden sand.

What are my ticket options for this location?

There are two ticket options for the St Kilda Beach skydiving drop zone — you can opt for just the skydiving experience or you can get a package that includes photos and videos of your jump.

What can I see at this dropzone?

There is a lot to see underneath when you take the plunge at the St Kilda Beach, Melbourne. The pristine blue waters of Port Phillip Bay and the striking city skyline of Melbourne will immediately mesmerize you. Besides, you’ll also be able to see some other spots nearby like the Luna Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

What is the best way to get to this dropzone?

Melbourne has the largest operational tram system based in an urban area, so you will get plenty of trams that ply to the beach. But the easiest mode of transport is a car as you’ll only need 15 mins to reach St Kilda from Melbourne CBD.

Is parking available at this location?

Parking near St Kilda Beach can be difficult to find so we do not recommend that you drive there via a personal car. However, there are some metered parking spaces available close by, especially on Shakespeare Grove.

What to eat before skydiving at St Kilda Beach?

You can have a light breakfast before you participate in this activity. It is best to not stay hungry or overeat. Also, make sure that you’re well hydrated!

What makes St Kilda Beach better than other spots for skydiving?

The St Kilda Beach skydive is the only one at a Melbourne beach, which makes it an experience like no other. Not only will you get a spectacular view of the sea, but you’re also in for a magnificent panorama of the Melbourne cityscape.

How far is the St Kilda Beach skydiving location from Melbourne Airport?

Melbourne Airport is only about 30 mins away from the dropzone at St. Kilda Beach.