BNE provides cash donations to the following organisations that provide lifesaving aeromedical support, keep our community safe or make our city a better place.
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has been an invaluable, long standing Principal Partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) since November 2009.
BAC's support has contributed towards medically fitting out aircraft and purchasing aeromedical equipment for the Brisbane Base RFDS team.
In 2016/17 RFDS landed at the Brisbane Airport 3,867 times. These aeromedical flights are often the highest priority, carrying the most precious of cargo – premature babies to the Mater Hospital, children to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and critical patients to tertiary hospitals across Brisbane.
Brisbane Airport has been a destination for hundreds of thousands of RFDS flights and since 1995 has been home to the RFDS Queensland Head Office. While there has always been a close working relationship between Brisbane Airport and the RFDS, this partnership takes the relationship to a new and exciting level.
RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has been Queensland’s leading community helicopter service for the past 40 years.
Its iconic blue and yellow rescue helicopters - with critical care medical teams on board - have saved more than 50,000 local lives.
As a not-for-profit organisation, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue relies on the generosity of the community to help fund its lifesaving missions.
BAC is proud to provide support for this vital service that gives peace of mind to all Queenslanders.
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide is a charity organisation founded in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin as a way to include other passionate people in the support and protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife – from the individual animal to an entire species.
Wildlife Warriors supports multiple wildlife conservation projects both here in Australia and around the world. The largest of these projects is the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, built in 2004. The hospital is now the largest and busiest of its type in Australia, having treated over 72,000 sick, injured or orphaned native animals - with the ultimate aim being to rehabilitate and release each one back into the wild.
Other vital conservation projects include saving cheetah in South Africa, protecting the last 400 Sumatran tigers, educating communities that live with Asian elephants, helping to protect rhinoceros in Kenya and supporting research projects for grey nurse shark conservation in Australia.