In the News

22nd, March, 2024

New Era of Leadership for the Service

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has welcomed a new leadership team with the appointment of

In the News

Ampol Continues Powering Rescue Services

In a partnership spanning 30 years, Ampol Australia has extended its support of the Westpac

Vale Joe Slupik

We would like to acknowledge a man who made a significant contribution to our Broadmeadow

A Decade of Dedication

On January 17 our Tamworth Base ‘celebrated’ a special milestone for team member Tamara. Ten

Safety First on the Ground and in the Air for Glencore Coal

Glencore Coal is continuing its commitment to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service as Official Training

Wauchope School Landing

The students of Wauchope Public School were buzzing with excitement when treated to a special

Ride for the Chopper celebrates 21 years

The annual Ride For The Chopper has celebrated its 21st year. The eight day mountain

A Century of Saving Lives

They are arguably three of the most recognizable faces on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Lindisfarne’s Lismore Landing

There were over 500 smiling faces at the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School recently when the

Westpac Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with Rescue Services Nationally

Friday 29 September marked 50 years since the first day of operations of the Westpac

Thanks a Million!

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has a million reasons to thank the dedicated volunteers of

Service Prepares for Busier Times Ahead

As summer approaches, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is preparing for what is traditionally one

The Service’s Base to Base Challenge is back!

The annual Base to Base Challenge raising vital funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Leaders of Newcastle Leap to Support the Service

On Friday 30 June, 20 Leaders conquered the challenge of abseiling down the face of

Essential Energy Receives Boost from Staff with The Energy to Help Save Lives

A workplace giving program conducted by energy provider Essential Energy has reached a $2M milestone,

7 Leaders Support Life Saving Service by Taking the Leap

The Central Coast Leaders Leap saw seven Leaders accept the challenge to abseil down the

Destination NSW Financial Boost for 10th Anniversary Byron Coastal Charity Walk

A financial boost from Destination NSW has signalled the exciting return of the Byron Coastal

Service Prepares For Busier Times Ahead

Lesley McFarlane is proof the Westpac Rescue Helicopter can become intertwined with your life in

Every Piece Counts when it comes to Saving Lives

Like a jigsaw puzzle, there are many different pieces that fit together to ensure our

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Calls For Help As Appeal Launches

The regions Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is launching its annual End of Financial Year (EOFY)

Thiess Digs Deep for Rescue Service Volunteers

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has joined forces with mining services provider Thiess in a

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way…To Support Your Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Over 70 solicitors across Northern NSW are donating 100% of their time and support to

Take Part in our Supporter Survey

Our amazing supporters and local communities are the heart of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service,

Air Crew Officer Celebrates 20 years with the Service

Perseverance and determination is what got Trent Owen into the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in

Service Launches Summer Appeal In Preparation For Busiest Months Ahead

As COVID restrictions continue to ease, for communities across northern NSW the summer months are

New Chopper Takes to Skies for Regional COVID Response

Another AW139 helicopter is flying to the rescue in regional and rural communities as part

Vale Cliff Marsh OAM

The following is written by journalist Ian Kirkwood from our Media Partner, the Newcastle Herald

Milestone For Rescue Service Stalwart

Aside from Service CEO Richard Jones OAM, Graham Nickisson aka ‘Nicko’ is probably one of

21 In 2021 – Tamworth Service Comes Of Age

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is celebrating 21 years of operations in the New England

Appeal takes community behind the scenes of vital service.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service launched its annual End of Financial Year Appeal today, with

Scone Race Club Pays Winning Dividend In Support Of Rescue Helicopter

The Scone Race Club has entered a 12 month partnership with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Wills Week

Over 60 solicitors across Northern NSW are donating 100% of their time and support to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service’s ‘Wills Week’ initiative taking place from 22-26 March.

Service Milestone Highlighted By Brotherly Love

After 35 years’ service, Lismore Based Aircrew Officer Mick Kerry has had many memorable missions

Rescue Helicopter Launches Appeal For Busy Months Ahead

Rescue Helicopter Launches Appeal For Busy Months Ahead For communities across Northern NSW, the summer

Bids For Billboards A Fundraising First

Over the next month, businesses will go head to head as they bid for prime

CEO celebrates 25 years with community service

CEO celebrates 25 years with community service This Friday 6 November, marks 25 years of

Time To Rise For The Cause

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has put out a call to communities across Northern NSW to

Safe ‘n’ SOUND Self Storage Continues Support During Difficult Times

Despite the uncertainty and challenging times being faced by business, storage professionals Safe ‘n’ SOUND

New England-North West Celebrates Aeromedical Milestone

Whilst COVID-19 has quashed any planned major celebrations on Base, the significant impact in saving

Achieving MaxSIMum Service With Glencore Support

Renewed support from Glencore, one of the world’s largest resource companies, will see the Westpac

Exotic Locations No Match For The Richer Reward Of Serving The Community

By his own admission, time spent flying in exotic jungle locations throughout Africa, Papua New

Crewman Makes His Mark On Rescue Service After 30 Years

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Air Crew Officer, Mark Sewell, owes his career in rescue

Sigma Support Stays Strong During Trying Times

Tamworth specialist engineering business, Sigma Aerospace, has continued a long partnership with the Westpac Rescue

oOh! What A Gesture With Westpac Here To Help!

A remarkable partnership between oOh!media and Westpac will serve as a timely reminder that the

Helicopter Appeal During Difficult Times

With all face to face fundraising and major event activity on hold as a result

Orica extends Rescue Helicopter partnership to Tamworth

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has announced that long time corporate partner Orica has extended