RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopters

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has been Queensland’s leading community helicopter rescue service for more than 40 years.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has made a difference to the lives of thousands of Queenslanders, having flown more than 56,000 critical rescue missions since 1979.

Every day, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treat seriously ill and critically injured patients, whilst providing rapid-response airlifts to hospitals around the state. Aeromedical intervention can significantly increase a patient’s chance of survival, greatly reduce the possibility of permanent disability and assist in a shorter recovery time.

With a fleet of 10 rotary wing aircraft operating from seven Queensland bases, this vital rescue service provides the people of Queensland with the assurance that emergency medical care is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

From the outback to the ocean, LifeFlight’s helicopter network provides a blanket of care for Queensland families. Queensland’s rural and remote communities, in particular, rely on the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community helicopters to bring the hospital to them in their hour of need.

In the 2018-19 financial year, our iconic blue and yellow helicopters took to the skies for more than 4,600 hours, bringing lifesaving aeromedical treatment to over 2,000 patients across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

As a charity, LifeFlight relies on support from the Queensland community to fund the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community service. With help from our dedicated supporters and generous corporate partners, we can continue to save Queensland lives.