Phillip Breese


The Westpac Rescue Helicopter operates 24-7 from three bases in Lismore, Tamworth and Belmont to provide the highest standard of aeromedical, search and rescue services for all people in Northern NSW.

The Service responds to a diverse range of incidents requiring aeromedical support, from people suffering life threatening medical conditions, to those injured on roads, rural properties, workplaces, the bush, ocean and waterways and sporting fields.

The Service also undertakes hundreds of inter-hospital transfers each year to connect patients in regional hospitals with major trauma and intensive care services in major centres where they can receive the specialist medical care they need. 

Four AW139 aircraft service an estimated 1.5 million people throughout Northern NSW, from the Hawkesbury River to the Queensland border. Every emergency response mission includes a Pilot, Aircrew Officer, NSW Ambulance Critical Care Paramedic and NSW Health Doctor and depending on the specific needs of each patient may include a specialist nursing professional. Crews are supported by experienced planners and licenced in-house Aircraft Maintenance Engineers at each of its bases.

Since being established in Newcastle (1975), Lismore (1982) and Tamworth (2000), the Service has been ever grateful for the support of sponsors, volunteers, community groups and donors like you. All money raised supports your local service. Thank you for supporting the “Community’s Own” Westpac Rescue Helicopter in Northern NSW.

My Achievements

First Donation

Donated to myself

50% of target raised

75% of target raised

100% of target raised

110% - Above & beyond

Thank you to my Sponsors




Chris Smith

Good luck wit the ride Phil, stay on the bike this time


Elite Industrial Equipment

Go hard big boy and please watch out for the big sticks. Have a great ride mate. Scotty


Westpac Helicopter Crew Fund Raiser

Quarry Mining Promo fundraiser


Bollinger Shipping Agency

Hope you don't need a chopper due to this ride!


Sei Carbide Australia

Hi Phil thanks for giving us the opportunity to support this wonderful service. Hope it goes well for you


Robert Clark

All the best!!


Peter Seaborn


Michelle Croak