LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine

Every year LifeFlight’s iconic blue and yellow choppers and several commercial helicopters help thousands of sick and injured patients.

With a Critical Care Doctor on board, RACQ LifeFlight's Rescue helicopters are regularly sent to serious accidents, where early medical intervention can often be the difference between life and death.

Crews are typically made up of a Pilot, Critical Care Doctor, Aircrewman, and intensive care Flight Paramedic or Nurse. On standby round-the-clock, they can be in the air within minutes of being tasked to a mission.

Most missions are performed by our community helicopters, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue which operates eight helicopters out of Mount Isa, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Brisbane bases.

Thirty percent of this community rescue service is funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation through a range of different and diverse fundraising programs. 

LifeFlight also services a commercial contract, providing aeromedical helicopter services to a consortium of oil and gas providers. This contract benefits local communities by providing workers, their families and local residents emergency care, every day of the year. There is one service in operation: