The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service typically patrols Victoria’s busy coastline between Wilson’s Prom and Apollo Bay as well as providing valuable back-up support for other state emergencies and search and rescue (SAR) operations across the whole of Victoria. The service is available year round to assist in any emergency.
Scheduled aerial patrols of the coastline will operate on weekends and public holidays from late Spring through to Autumn, with increased daily patrols operating throughout the busiest Summer period from the 24th of December to the 26th of January.
Funded by the generous support of Westpac, the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter in Victoria are equipped to assist in incidents such as shark patrols, beacon location (EPIRB homing), winch rescues, SAR 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 volunteers from Life Saving Victoria and a highly trained pilot.