LifeFlight Australia operates a fully-integrated and dedicated Air Ambulance service, covering the Asia-Pacific region with 4 of the longest range medically-configured jet aircraft based in the South Pacific – a true internationally capable fleet.
What we do
The LifeFlight Air Ambulance business is the largest fully integrated air ambulance operation in Australia. We cater for domestic and international repatriation for high acuity patients. The Jet Air Ambulance operation utilises 4 Jet Air Ambulance aircraft and 10 helicopters across multiple bases.
Our Air Ambulance Jets can be airborne within 90 minutes of the first call from the LifeFlight operations centre. Crewed by our own highly experienced pilots, critical care doctors and intensive care flight nurses, our fixed-wing aircraft, based in Brisbane and Townsville, fly hundreds of lifesaving missions each year.
Each LifeFlight Air Ambulance Jet is crewed by a Captain, First Officer, LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and a Flight Nurse, and is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Air Ambulance Jet is fully-equipped medical platforms, which make them equivalent to a flying intensive care unit.
What makes us different
In addition to more than 40 years’ experience in pre-hospital aeromedical operations, our service features a strong clinical governance framework, larger jets with a larger cabin size more suited to complex medical transport (neonatal, ECMO and other specialist medical teams) and superior fleet capacity.
Whether a wing to wing or bed to bed assignment, LifeFlight Air Ambulance has the aircraft, the people and systems in place to provide rapid and safe, reliable medical evacuations or repatriations anywhere in the world.
Oversight of operations by the LifeFlight Coordination Centre ensures not only rapid response to tasking requests (including quotes generally within 20 minutes), but total ‘in-house’ case management: from the lodgement of flight plans and obtaining of overfly permits to the arrangement of visas and hospital-to-airport transport.
Accredited and contracted by Queensland Health as a Tier 1 provider of long distance and high acuity air ambulance services, LifeFlight offers 24/7 capability 365 days a year with the highest standards of aviation safety and clinical governance.
Australia’s most capable and diverse aeromedical operation
FY22 Mission reports
Bases, jet and helicopter missions
43 Pandanus Avenue
Brisbane, QLD, 4007
Hangar 6, Grenier Drive,
Archerfield, Qld, 4108
Sunshine Coast Airport
David Low Way, Marcoola
Maroochydore, QLD 4564
Toowoomba, QLD 4350
20 Aviation Crescent,
Bundaberg West, Qld, 4670
Lifeflight Roma Base
11 Hangar Drive
Roma, QLD 4455
Lifeflight Mt Isa Base
Mount Isa Airport,
Mount Isa, Qld, 4825
LifeFlight Singapore Base
Wings Over Asia
66 Seletar Aerospace View
#03-01, Singapore 797509
20 Boronia Rd, Brisbane Airport, Qld, 4008
Lifeflight Corporate Office
32 Edward Street,
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Our Impact - FY22
Critical rescue missions since 1979
People helped in FY22
Community helicopter missions
Air Ambulance missions
Minutes from answering a call and having a helicopter airborne
Minutes from answering a call and having an Air Ambulance jet airborne
Air Ambulance jets
Surat Gas Aeromedical Service Missions
Australia’s search and rescue region
Critical care doctors
Telemedical advisory service consults
Calls in and out of our Coordination Centre
Text messages sent from our Coordination Centre
Aviation Operations Coordinators
Coordination Centre operational planning and reporting staff