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Proudly supporting the RACQ Air Rescue Network

Being member-owned means we can do more for the Queensland community, every day. That’s why we’ve proudly supported the RACQ Air Rescue Network for over 25 years. In 2019 the RACQ Air Rescue Network completed 2,757 lifesaving missions. The network comprises RACQ Capricorn Rescue (Rockhampton) , RACQ CQ Rescue (Mackay) and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue (South East & North West Qld) The network responds to a wide variety of emergencies including heart and respiratory events on rural properties; car crashes; search and rescues and inter-hospital patient transfers.

Member owned means 2756 Queenslanders rescued this year.

Meet the fleet

In 2020 RACQ increased support of the network with the inclusion of three jet aircrafts. The RACQ Air Ambulance Jets operate 24 hours , providing lifesaving care and transportation for Queenslanders. Equipped with modern medical apparatus these jets are flying intensive care units which can be tasked to retrieve sick and injured patients anywhere in the world.

RACQ also supports the medical and in-flight training of 140 LifeFlight Doctors who undergo rigorous selection and training criteria. These doctors, as well as flight nurses, deliver care on rescue helicopters and air ambulance jets. This support allows them to withstand the challenges of working in often confined and high pressure situations to provide first response medical treatment.

About the network

The RACQ Air Rescue 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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Capricorn 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 1.7 million members who are enjoying more benefits and delivering more for our community, everyday.

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