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Helping to keep Australians safe since 1973

Westpac has been a proud supporter of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service since its introduction, helping Australians when they need it most. More than 80,000 missions have been performed, and over 300 rescue professionals and volunteers make up the WLRHS national operation. Today there are 13 bases operating 15 aircraft and 1 rescue boat across Australia.

One of our missions

Rescues can occur when they are least expected, such as Trevor and Dylan's lucky escape from circling sharks, when the Service found them lost at sea off the Tweed Heads coast.

See how you can help us take off

Your donation can help support the operation of the Service.


Crucial to the rescue effort as the helicopter itself.

Defibrillator Pads

These jump start the heart of their patients, giving them a second chance to live.

Medical oxygen

Provides the patient with 1 month's supply of oxygen.

Rescue wetsuit

Keeps rescue team warm and allows other team members to identify them easily.