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Proudly supporting the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network

Being member-owned means we can do more for the Queensland community, every day. That’s why we’ve proudly supported the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network for 25 years, which in the last year alone, rescued 2,756 Queenslanders in need. The network is made up of RACQ Capricorn Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue that cover an area stretching from the southern end of the Gold Coast all the way up to Townsville and the north-west of Queensland. Whilst we are a significant supporter of the three services, these heroes need more support to stay in the air.

Member owned means 2756 Queenslanders rescued this year.

Change for Choppers appeal

We're hosting events across Queensland as part of the Change for Choppers appeal to raise additional funds for the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network. With fun activities, prizes and more, it’s a great opportunity to show your support and help keep these heroes in the air.

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About the network

The RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network is made up of three services that are here for us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn more below or click through to support your local service.

Capricorn Rescue Chopper

RACQ Capricorn Rescue

RACQ Capricorn Rescue is based in Rockhampton and covers an area ranging from St Lawrence in the north to Agnes Water in the south. Last year, they rescued 338 Queenslanders, with an average response time from call-out to airborne of just seven minutes.

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CQ Rescue Chopper

RACQ CQ Rescue

RACQ CQ Rescue services an area four times the size of Tasmania, from Bowen in the north to St Lawrence in the south. CQ Rescue operates two Bell 412 helicopters and averages one rescue every day.

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LifeFlight Rescue Chopper

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has community bases in Mount Isa, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has made a difference to the lives of thousands of people, having flown more than 44,000 critical rescue missions to date.

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Figures based on 2017 data.

Member owned also means

Saving at the fuel pump

More savings

In the last year, RACQ members shared in $154 million in returned value across RACQ products and services, helicopter sponsorships, as well as retail, entertainment, dining and fuel discounts, just to name a few.

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RACQ student education

More education

As part of our commitment to Queensland education, we are proud to provide a range of programs to help students develop financial literacy and road safety skills. We also recognise the incredible teachers who work so hard to support our students through the most important years of their lives.

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Community sponsorship people helping at sports club

More helping hands

The RACQ Foundation gives back to those who need it most, with financial assistance for community groups affected by natural disasters, such as storm, flood and drought. This year, RACQ Foundation approved $474,849 in funding for community groups.^

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The more of us there are, the more we can achieve

Together we can do more. So join the 1.8 million members who are enjoying more benefits and delivering more for our community, everyday.



Important information

Figures based on FY18 statistics.

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