The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service patrols Victoria’s busy coastline from Waratah to Apollo Bay along with Port Phillip Bay, as well as providing valuable support for other state emergencies and SAR operations. It is available year round to assist in any emergency statewide.
Scheduled aerial patrols of the coastline will operate on weekends and public holidays from Mid-November until Easter Monday, with increased daily patrols operating throughout the busiest summer period from the 26th of December to the 26th of January.
The helicopter can be tasked to incidents such as shark patrols, EPIRBs, static line rescues, search and rescue of lost swimmers, missing boats and fishermen in distress as well as providing support in inland emergencies.
On board the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter will be team of dedicated and highly trained volunteers from Life Saving Victoria, and a commercial pilot.