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Surf Life Saving Western Australia operates two Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters, with the services providing coverage to the Perth metropolitan area and the South-West of WA.
About the Service
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter was launched in December 2008 and is a service provided by Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA). The helicopter service is proudly supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Westpac, who have been supporters of Surf Life Saving for 40 years and the Roberts Family.
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter that services the Perth metropolitan area is based at Rous Head in Fremantle. The Service performs coastal surveillance patrols of the greater Perth metropolitan area, all the way from Mandurah in the south to Yanchep in the north and responds to emergency incidents.
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Fremantle is operational from September to April each year.
South West Service
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Busselton is based at Busselton. It operates from September to April each year on weekends, public holidays and school holiday periods.