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On behalf of everyone here at Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Tasmania, welcome!

11th November, 2015

We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The new site will be home to a range of great features, as well as important information about our services, and about how to stay safe in Tasmania.

Your journey begins here

Start your journey of our beautiful new website by watching a stunning video of our helicopter in action set against the background of Tasmania's wilderness.

Get connected with the crew

We have a new series coming up of features and interviews with the Pilots, Police, Paramedics and Support crew, who make up the highly specialised team here at Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Tasmania.  Find out what it takes to be a member of the team.

Get inside our helicopters and equipment

You can get all the technical specifications of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and our advanced land and sea rescue equipment.  We will also shortly be launching a fantastic new interactive 360 tour through our state-of-the-art helicopter.  Signup to our email newsletter or watch this space for a launch date.

Get the real story on our rescues

Find out more about our rescue activities by checking out our interactive rescue maps and reading the stories of some of the people we’ve rescued.  Anyone who has experienced Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania can share their story, say thank you, and even make a donation through our new site.

Get safe for summer

With Tasmania’s summer bushwalking season fast approaching and an increase in boating activities, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind bushwalkers and boaters to be prepared.

We urge all Tasmanians and visitors to the state to prepare for their bushwalking, camping and boating activities by checking the weather forecasts and packing appropriate equipment.  It’s important to fully plan your trip and to advise a responsible person of your planned journey.  For more information on staying safe in the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness - check out our Visitors Pages.

Get behind Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Tasmania

Over the past five years, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania has completed 1,322 search and rescue missions in Tasmania.  Your support is critical to the success of our ongoing activities.

The Department of Police and Emergency Management together with Westpac are proud to deliver and support the ongoing provision of the Service to the Tasmanian community.

Vitally important fundraising activities are also undertaken to assist and support the air, police and ambulance crews with opportunities for advanced education and training.

With the busy summer season right around the corner, your support is more important to us than ever.

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