RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Service

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Service is presently the sole beneficiary of Girls Got Heart.  In 2019 GGH raised $100,000 for this critical emergency service which is vital to Queenslanders living in rural communities.

This contribution, made possible through the hard work of the GGH community is the largest donation that RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has ever received from a third party and equates to approximately 8 emergency retrievals.

Every day, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treat seriously ill and critically injured patients, whilst providing rapid-response airlifts to hospitals around the state.  With a fleet of 10 rotary wing aircraft operating from seven Queensland bases, this vital rescue service provides the people of Queensland with the assurance that emergency medical care is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Queensland’s rural and remote communities in particular, rely on the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community helicopters to bring the hospital to them in their hour of need and Girls Got Heart are proud to support this much needed service.

Key Points

  • RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has proudly served Queensland communities for more than 40 years.
  • They believe that every person in Queensland, from the coast to the outback, should have equal access to emergency lifesaving aeromedical care, at no cost.
  • In 2018, more than 5,500 people in emergency situations were helped by LifeFlight.
  • RACQ LifeFlight Rescue delivers emergency medical care to our rural heartlands and beyond, ensuring every Queenslander has the best outcome in a life-threatening situation.
  • A critical care doctor and intensive care paramedic on board the helicopter gives each patient the quality medical treatment of a hospital intensive care unit; on the ground and in the air.
  • In 2018, the helicopters spent 4,345 hours in the air.
  • The service’s Toowoomba based helicopters, covering the South West of the state, were LifeFlight’s busiest in 2018 completing 593 lifesaving flights.
  • Cardiac conditions, serious infections, and motor vehicle accidents were the top three illnesses and injuries requiring treatment in 2018.
  • On average, a rescue costs more than $12,500 and there is no direct cost to the patient for this lifesaving service.


Visit the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue website for more information https://www.lifeflight.org.au