RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has been Queensland’s leading community helicopter service for the past 40 years.

We bring emergency, lifesaving medical treatment to seriously ill and injured people. Our purpose has always been the same – to save lives and support Queenslanders during their time of need.

In 1981, LifeFlight began as the Gold Coast Helicopter Rescue Service with a single-engine helicopter performing weekend beach and surf patrols on the Gold Coast. The team consisted of one permanent pilot and 15 volunteer crewmen.

In 2013 RACQ LifeFlight Rescue merged with the Sunshine Coast helicopter rescue service which had begun in 1979. 

Today, LifeFlight has evolved into a multi-faceted air-medical service with a fleet of 10 helicopters and three Air Ambulance jets operating 24/7 from eight locations across Queensland.