Here are some of the most common questions we get asked at Balsa Central.

If you are unable to find an answer here please get in touch and one of our friendly staff will assist you with any queries you have.

Supplier Details

· ABN Number: 81 088 537 697
· Address: 11 Emanuel Court, Melrose Park, SA, 5039
· Email:
· Telephone: 08 8276 4482
· Terms: 14 Days
· Bank: Bank SA
· BSB Number: 105-034
· Account Number: 067-269-140

How do I register with

You may register during the checkout process, or can create an account before checking out by clicking on the “Login” link in the top menu bar. Signing up is easy and enables you to view your order history, keep your shipping details on file to speed up the checkout process and even repurchase past orders easily.

Other Ways to order.

At we work hard to make our online purchasing experience quick, easy and convenient; and to ensure total security of your details all of your payment details are handled via PayPal – The world’s most trusted payment service.

We do recognise that some of our customers may wish to order offline and we provide a number of ways they can do that

Customers can request a quote, and email us a school Purchase Order for 14-day payment terms.

Can I order density/weight specific balsa wood?

Yes, we can supply hand weighed sheet to ensure that only the density and weight you require is selected.

"Airolite" sheets are machined from the lightest balsa wood we can source, so are perfect for your Aeromodelling and other projects, where light-weight material is important.  

To calculate the specific weight of Airolite sheets by their thickness visit the "Downloads" section at the bottom of the home page or click here to view the Airolite Balsa Sheet Calculator.

How long will it take for to process and ship my order?

Depending on the size and quantity of the order, shipment is usually ready for dispatch within 3 days. We cannot dispatch the order until we have received a school Purchase Order or full payment from the customer.

How much are shipping charges?

All orders within Australia are subject to the following charges.

  • $19.50 Flat Rate Shipping to Metro areas Australia Wide (inc. GST)
  • FREE SHIPPING to 90% of Australia* on any order over $165.00 (inc. GST)
  • Local Pickup from Melrose Park available for SA customers

*shipping to very remote areas of Australia will incur additional charges. We will contact you asap if this applies and you will always have the option to have your order fully refunded if you do not wish to pay the remote shipping charge.

We try our hardest to make shipping as affordable as possible, but shipping to some remote areas can reach up to $200+ and we are unable to offer flat rate or free shipping to these areas.

Also please see our Terms and Conditions for the standard T’s & C’s that apply to all Balsa Central orders.

What should I do if my order arrives damaged?

If your order arrives faulty or the contents are incorrect, we hope to rectify the situation as quickly as possible, so we encourage that you contact our customer service number on 61 8 8276 4482.

Does have a physical store or shop?

The business that receives is mainly nationally and internationally distributed via our website. While we don’t have a large store as such, but we maintain a small shopfront and customer purchasing & pick-up facilities at our Melrose Park, Adelaide Address. For more info on our location and opening times see the Contact Us page. 

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