Sponsored by RAC, funded by the State Government and managed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) the RAC Rescue helicopters provide vital search and rescue and critical care medical services to the WA community.


Celebrating 20 years of life saving missions

RAC Rescue celebrated 20 years of service to the WA community on 11 August 2023.

Since the inception of the service back in 2003 the helicopters have completed over 9,500 rescue missions and flown more than two million kilometres across WA.

In this video we reflect on how the service has evolved in two decades and the impact it has had on so many West Australians.

On behalf of the WA community, we thank DFES and the RAC Rescue crew for 20 years of life saving missions.

RAC Rescue missions

Since 2003, RAC Rescue has performed over 9,800 missions.

With one helicopter base in Perth and the second base in Bunbury, rescue missions can be performed as far north as Jurien Bay and as far south as Windy Harbour.

See some of the missions performed on the map below.