RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Over the past three decades, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has made a difference to the lives of thousands of people, having flown 44,000 critical rescue missions.

Each day, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treat an average of five seriously ill and critically injured patients.

Eight RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters are located across five community bases, including Mount Isa, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. The dedicated medically configured helicopters and their highly skilled crews remain online to assist those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Air Ambulance

In more than 10 years of Air Ambulance operation, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has repatriated over 1,600 patients in need of medical care throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond. 

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s dedicated fleet of medically configured Air Ambulance jets are on standby 24/7 and provide both rapid response and scheduled medical transports to clients domestically and internationally. 

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s fleet of Learjets and in-house aviation and medical crews make up Australia’s only fully integrated and dedicated jet air ambulance service to; repatriate, neonatal, paediatric and humanitarian missions. 

Each jets carries a critical care doctor and intensive care flight nurse on board all flights, and can respond to both domestic and international medical evacuations in as little as 60 minutes.

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RACQ CQ Rescue

The Mackay based RACQ CQ Rescue is responsible for an area that is four times the size of Tasmania.
This includes the western coal mining areas of Clermont, Moranbah and Nebo, the sugar-cane growing areas of Sarina and Proserpine as well as the tourist destinations of the Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach.
To help carry out their life-saving work, CQ Rescue operates two Bell 412 helicopters.
Using the most up-to-date aircraft equipment, the aircraft and crew can ably service this vast area from Bowen in the North to St Lawrence in the South, averaging one mission per day.

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RACQ Capricorn Rescue

Based at Rockhampton, RACQ Capricorn Rescue covers an area ranging from St Lawrence in the north to Agnes Water in the south. No western boundary has been set, however response times mean that the effective operational radius is approximately 300km from Rockhampton. The average response time from call-out to airborne is about seven minutes. The service operates a Bell 412 helicopter.
RACQ sponsorship and donations help keep this vital rescue service operating. As with all of the state's helicopter rescue services, RACQ Capricorn carries out its life-saving work at no charge to Australian residents.
All operational boundaries are flexible and the various helicopter rescue services regularly assist other rescue agencies.

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RACQ Helicopter Rescue Community Service Announcement

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service provide vital search, rescue and aero-medical capabilities across much of our disaster-ravaged state. These vital, life-saving services need your help, so please donate.