Rescue Helicopter Service
For Over 40 Years
Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service is on of the oldest community-based helicopter rescue services in the world. The service has been operating across South-East Queensland since 1976.
With three decades of experience in the aviation industry, Paul Gibson served as a pilot for the WLRHS for two years before taking over the reigns as Chief Pilot in 2015.
Carrara, Gold Coast
MBB Bo105 CBS-5
Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
Both helicopters patrol every weekend and during peak periods, including school holidays. They are also available to be tasked by emergency service organisations 7 days a week.
Help keep us flying
It costs nearly $250,000 for one rotor blade and $250/hour in fuel every patrol. We need your help to keep the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service going.