LifeFlight’s helicopters take to Queensland skies an average of five times every day.

The nature and complexity of each lifesaving flight changes from mission to mission.

LifeFlight's rescue missions often include transporting seriously ill patients from regional hospitals to larger facilities; landing at the scene of a motor vehicle accident; attending to victims of venomous snake bites; treating patients involved in farming accidents or horse falls; transporting precious premature babies and newborns; or helping to search for loved ones missing over land and sea.

  • Primary Missions

    In these situations, it’s vital that a critical care doctor can reach and treat patients within the ‘golden hour’ to reduce the severity of injuries and give patients the best chance of...

  • Inter-Hospital Transfers

    Inter-hospital transfers make up 50% of the missionsLifeFlight carries out and involves transporting sick or injured patients from rural hospitals to urban facilities for more specialised care. Helicopter retrieval provides a faster alternative to road ambulance transport for the most critical patients where time is of the...

  • Search and Rescues

    Working closely with emergency services including the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the State Emergency Service (SES), the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority...

  • Paediatric and Newborn Transport

    During neonatal and paediatric missions, sick or premature newborns, infants and children are flown from smaller hospitals to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or specialised facility at a major tertiary hospital, such as the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital or Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Our...