Ten people on board a hot air balloon escaped injury when it made an emergency landing in inner Melbourne.

The pilot of a hot air balloon has been praised for his emergency landing in a Melbourne carpark without any of the 10 people aboard being injured.

The balloon came down in the carpark of an apartment building in the inner suburb of Balaclava on Sunday morning.

Everyone walked out of the balloon without a cut or scratch.

Victoria Police Sergeant Barney Wursthorn said the successful emergency landing was a testament to the pilot’s skills.

“He’s pretty much put the basket down where he wanted to and chosen a parking spot here in the carpark,” he told reporters at the scene.

“It’s quite a good effort by the pilot.”

He said the pilot had to make a controlled landing after having problems with the wind.