Paragliding is regulated by the CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and all paragliding pilots and instructors are members of the HGFA (Hang Gliding Federation of Australia). HGFA membership provides pilot certificates and a public liability insurance policy for its members.
Tribal Flight Paragliding is a registered HGFA flight training facility. We are required to conform to the HGFA (and CASA) minimum standards for equipment, operational systems, certification and ongoing support.
Like driving a car and deep sea diving, paragliding is as safe as the person doing it. The big advantage is that it is probably the slowest form of aviation, so at least if you do crash you will hit the ground more gently than a fixed-wing aircraft! And remember that the canopy normally sits right above the pilot, so that when you are learning, all you need to do is put both brake lines up and you will immediately start flying normally - because the paraglider is probably the most inherently stable aircraft there is. In some circumstances the air can get squeezed out from between the two fabric layers, which stops it flying like a wing, but then it simply reverts to being a parachute until the pilot starts it flying again. High speed dives are virtually impossible in a paraglider. So unless the pilot does something to make it unsafe, a paraglider is extremely safe.
As you can be in the sun all day, it is highly recommended you wear appropiate sun protection. Learning to paraglide and paramotor is quite physical so ensure your clothing will not cause you to over heat.
Most flying is done either on a ridge - this can be inland or at a coastal cliff - when the wind is moderately strong, or at a high inland mountain where there are thermals. All paragliding comes under CASA regulation, which means no flying over 10,000ft high, no flying in regulated airspace, and carrying a VHF radio if you intend to fly in an MBZ (mandatory broadcast zone). Some local restrictions also apply in terms of flying near urban areas, roads and spectators. But in general, if the landowner doesn't mind you taking off and landing on their property, if the airspace you are in is unregulated, and if the wind is in the right direction - go for it!