Aerial Work specialists with a safety culture

Safety Committment 

Island Reef Helicopters' paramount concern is the safety of our clients and the aircraft we operate. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest standard by highly skilled and experienced CASA approved engineers and our pilots are highly skilled in low level and aerial work operations.


All aerial work operations must complete a risk assessment to comply with our internal safety management system. The risk assessment is reviewed and discussed with the client and ground crew and signed by the pilot, client and ground crew. 



Our pilots have completed a diverse range of aerial work operations for clients including Parks and Wildlife, DSITIA, Channel 7, Wilderness Society, Australian Geographic, National Geographic, Chris Bray Photography, station owners and mining operators to name a few.

CASA Approved Aerial Work Operations

Island Reef Helicopters is CASA approved to conduct the following operations:

  • Aerial Incendiary

  • Aerial Survey (pipeline, geo, power line, property)

  • Fire Support

  • Search & Rescue

  • Aerial Culling

  • Aerial Filming (still and motion & media operations)

  • Aerial Spotting (flood, flora, fauna, fire and fish)

  • Sling


All combination of doors can be removed from our helicopters for enhanced visibility and to suit your specific operational requirements.


Our Robinson R44 is equipped with a hook to cater for external sling loads.









Island Reef Helicopters


3/2 Commodore Street

South Mission Beach

07 4068 8460