Real people, real stories

“It’s reassuring to know there’s a rescue helicopter available to our community, especially for the people who work within the mining sector if they ever need it. I certainly think it’s an incredibly valuable resource for us and should be supported." - Cori Lee-Brown

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CQ Rescue


Your lifeline when you need it most

Without your help, we literally couldn't get off the ground.

Your RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter is community-funded and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Without RACQ CQ Rescue, many lives would be lost or changed forever.

More than 9000 missions, in 23 years

Since 1996, CQ Rescue has provided rapid response aeromedical care whenever, wherever there has been a call across our vast region of Central and North Queensland.

In October 2019, CQ Rescue clocked up its 9000th mission, an impressive milestone for a community-funded organisation with humble beginnings.

Our service and capacity to serve our community has grown exponentially in this time, from completing just 92 tasks in the first full year of operation in 1997 to 636 missions in 2018.

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Over 8000 Missions

How You Can Support Us



You can help save local lives 24/7, 365 by making a donation today.

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Start fundraising in your community today to help raise vital funds.

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Become a Volunteer


Become a volunteer and help CQ Rescue at events and other activities.

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Your legacy will make a lasting impact and help save the lives 24/7, 365.

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