An Aussie Balloon Legend

With over 30 years experience with balloons and fifty years performing, Jeff Hayes is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of Australia's premier balloon artists.


Jeff Has performed extensively throughout Tasmania and the Australian mainland and has also performed in Asia, the USA and the Mediterranean.


A firm believer in education and continuing professional development, Jeff has amassed a huge collection of instructional materials and is a frequent attendee at conventions and jams. He has given back to the industry, authoring five books and five DVDs on the art of Balloon Sculpting and has been fortunate enough to have been a regular instructor at conventions in Australia and the US.


Having been acknowledged as an Icon of the Australian Balloon Entertainment Industry, Jeff is delighted to continue his association with OzJam . He presided over OzJam 2018 - High School Reunion – as the Dean, and is ready to party at OzJam 2020.

Jeff Hayes

  • @jeffhayesseriouslytwisted



Halloween Party
Monday, 17 August - 1.00pm to 3.15pm
Twisters & Entertainers

My own personal favourites - Ghosts, Bats, Vampires, Mummies, Spiders, Pumpkins Oh My!


Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE Halloween designs but I will be trying to go outside my comfort zone and will offfering (I can't believe I'm saying this) a Halloween Table Arch (I feel so dirty).


Come and join me for some spook-tacular fun.

Interactive Designs

Party Favours
Tuesday, 18 August - 10.15am 
Twisters & Entertainers

Fun, interactive designs that can kick a party up a notch. If you can spin it,, twist it, flip it or twiddle it, it will be here.


Lights, glow sticks and balloons, everything you need for a successful rave (at least I think that's what you young people call a noisy party).


Classic rainsticks, interactive headwear, rattles - bring your balloon insertion tools (You know the one!) for a super fun time.


Balloons will be bent, spiralled, curved and abused in totally unneccessary ways.


There will also be an opportunity to share your own favourite interactive designs.


Party Favours will hopefully add another opportunity to add-on and upsell for your party clients.





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The Jeff Hayes Visionary Scholarship is awarded to encourage artists in the field of Balloon Art.

It was conceived at OzJam 2013 and named in honour of Jeff Hayes, a Mentor within the industry of Australian Balloon Artists!


The successful applicant will receive a Full Delegate Package - All Access Pass to OzJam 2020 – The Ultimate Party (valued at AUD$625.00).

To apply, download the application form below and return to Rachelle Fraser.

As each balloon artists’ story is different, the application is in open answer format, to provide businesses and artists with equal consideration.

Applications close Friday, 10 April 2020