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Anglo American

Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business is one of Australia’s largest producers and exporters of metallurgical coal, with extensive coal mining interests in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as the Peace River metallurgical coal operation in British Columbia, Canada.

We are proud to support RACQ CQ Rescue through our social investments program and thank them for the valuable service they provide to people based in regional communities.

Arrow Energy

Arrow is proud to be a major sponsor of RACQ CQ Rescue.

This service plays a vital role within a number of communities by providing timely medical assistance to those in need.

Importantly the service attends to the Bowen Basin area where Arrow has existing operations, which means Arrow staff and their families also benefit by being able to access the enhanced medical treatment service provided by the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter.

Isaac Regional Council

The Isaac Regional Council has been supporting RACQ CQ Rescue since before the days of amalgamation with donations from each Council.

Almost half of the flights carried out by CQ Rescue are to areas within the Isaac Regional Council boundary so our communities are extremely aware of the significance the rescue helicopter has in our region.

Without their services, many outcomes for many families would be very different. Keep up the good work CQ Rescue!

The John Villiers Trust

RACQ CQ Rescue’s primary helicopter is now in much better position to provide up-graded search and rescue services to the people of Mackay and surrounding areas thanks to the provision of a Chelton 7 Homer from the John Villiers Trust.

The advantage of the Chelton 7 homing beacon is its directional finding capability which gives the flight crew a compass heading directly to the beacon signal. This decreases the time in the search but it also allows CQ Rescue to rescue people in distress more quickly and efficiently.

Mackay Regional Council

Mackay Regional Council has been an keen advocate of RACQ CQ since 1995, contributing funds towards the initial set up costs for the helicopter rescue service.

Council continues to provide financial assistance to this essential community service on an annual basis and encourages its employees to contribute through a staff deduction scheme.

RACQ CQ Rescue is an essential community helicopter rescue service which the people of this region simply could not be without.

Approximately 450 missions are completed each year by the rescue crew, many of which involve residents of Mackay and surrounding areas.

Council is a proud corporate partner of RACQ CQ Rescue.

MM Electrical Merchandising

MM Electrical are extremely proud to support the RACQ CQ Rescue service.

Philanthropic ideals are a key fundamental part of the MM culture which is why MM Electrical has chosen to be a major sponsor of this community based organisation.

MM Electrical also take pride in our ability to provide a point of difference specialist electrical distributor, our staff are highly trained, experienced and motivated with the vision, drive and resources to support their clientele base.

With diversified clients, including many of the global mining corporations, state utilities, local authorities, ports, OEM’s, contractors and other industrial end-uses, MMEM recognises the importance of being always available for their customers making MMEM the preferred supplier of choice.

Supporting RACQ CQ Rescue alongside our many clients is helping to ensure vital lifesaving aeromedical services are available to the community in which so many reside and work.


Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.

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Pacific National Coal

Pacific National Coal is Asciano’s fastest growing division and provides rail haulage services for the export and domestic coal markets in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

With a growing local workforce and a number of regional infrastructure projects currently underway, including the fast-tracked Nebo Train Support Facility expansion, Central Queensland is a strategic investment area for Pacific National.

The company joined the very generous list of major sponsors of RACQ CQ Rescue in August 2013, and is looking forward to forging a close relationship with our rescue helicopter service.

Peabody National

Peabody’s financial support of CQ Rescue helps the service play a vital role in the community by undertaking hundreds of rescues within a 300-kilometre radius of the city of Mackay each year and providing rapid medical assistance and transportation of patients to emergency care and trauma centers.


Thiess has been associated with CQ Rescue since 1996 and we are proud of our matched giving, fundraising and sponsorship initiatives that continue to support this essential not for profit organisation. Operating on remote projects such as Burton, west of Nebo our business relies on this emergency service for the safety of our people. We recognise the direct benefits of our investment within the local community.

Whitsunday Regional Council

It is with great pleasure Whitsunday Regional Council throws their support behind such an important community service in RACQ CQ Rescue.

Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox proudly chose the vital helicopter rescue service as the sole beneficiary of his inaugural 2017 Mayor’s Ball.

More than 200 of the flights carried out by CQ Rescue last year were to the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding towns of Proserpine and Bowen, so Whitsunday Regional Council is proud to play our role in supporting a service that is so important to our community.