About Us

Rotorlift was established in 1991 as a Helicopter Sales and Maintenance Company and was expanded to include helicopter operations with an Air Operators Certificate for charter, aerial work and flying school operations.

Rotorlift’s Head Office was relocated from Sydney to Hobart International Airport in 2000 when establishing the “Tasmanian Police Air Rescue Helicopter” service. Now based in Hobart, Rotorlift conducts operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands.

The Head office facility, in Hobart, is architecturally-designed and incorporates an in-house engineering department to ensure that all aircraft are expertly maintained. Operational training facilities are also located at the Hobart base.

Rotorlift is a service-oriented company, managing our aviation activities as a mature quality aware company. We observe the principles of quality management with an emphasis on safety awareness and risk mitigation.

Over the past 18 years Rotorlift has embarked on a program of selecting highly experienced personnel from within the industry to form what is now an experienced and capable management team.

The senior management team has extensive experience in operating the single and twin-engine helicopter types in Police, SAR and EMS roles both within Australia and Internationally.

Rotorlift has built a reputation as a “can do” Company while maintaining excellent operational standards and has supplied services to numerous State and Federal Government departments and corporate clients.

Rotorlift’s focus is on the critical elements of our aviation business such as;
✓ Experienced management ensure client confidentiality and well planned operational continuity.
✓ The prerequisite of flight safety achieved through careful selection of experienced aircrew, together with rigorous ongoing training programs and flight checking systems.
✓ The provision of excellent maintenance standards utilising well trained and experienced engineering personnel.
✓ Application of the latest technology available to develop new standards in safety and service to Rotorlift customers.

As shown by the missions and charters we have completed without incident over the previous 18 years, we have developed a team that has the experience to successfully continue to develop procedures and upgrade equipment, to face the ever changing, challenging, multi-task environment that is Tasmania.

Additionally, Rotorlift has set up an Advanced Flight Academy which is the first of its type in Australia.

Our Tours

  • City Scenic
    Experience the exhilaration of viewing our stunning city from an entirely unique perspective. Enjoy panoramic view of Hobart’s historical waterfront, the Tasman Bridge, Wrest point casino and spectacular Mount Wellington. This 20 minute flight is the perfect opportunity for fantastic video footage and those ‘once in a lifetime’ photographs.
    Duration: 20 Minutes (approx.)
  • The Grand Tour
    Discover the rugged splendour of our coastline, and experience the spectacular ambiance of southern Tasmania. Begin the journey with views of Hobart City, travelling on to encompass the historic Port Arthur Penal Settlement, and the remarkable Tasman peninsular. Travel the jagged cliffs of the coastline, and marvel at the contrast in scenery. This flight reveals the absolute finest vista of Tasmania.
    Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Aerobatic Flight
    Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with our aerobatic tour in a genuine military training plane. Strap in and feel the rush of aerobatic flight over the stunning coastline of Southern Tasmania.
    Duration: 45 Minutes (approx.)
  • Heli-Jet
    Fly over scenic Hobart City and Mount Wellington, heading south towards the picturesque Huon Valley, abundant with Tasmania's well-renowned apple orchards. We come to land beside the beautifully sheltered Huon River where we board the Huon River Jet Boat for the thrill of a jet boating experience on one of Tasmania's wild rivers (includes jet boat and morning/afternoon tea).
    Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
  • Frogmore Creek Winery
    Fly in a helicopter over Hobart, the Tasman Bridge, the harbour and Wrest Point whilst taking in views of Mount Wellington. Drops off at Frogmore Creek Winery where you will receive free wine tasting.
    Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Home Hill Winery
    Fly in a helicopter over Hobart, the Tasman Bridge, the harbour and Wrest Point whilst taking in views of Mount Wellington. Fly to the stunning Huon Valley landing at Home Hill Winery. This tour includes a guided tour and wine tasting at the vineyard. Lunch is at an additional price and Return back to Hobart in the Helicopter.
    Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Mona - The Source
    Fly in a helicopter over Hobart, the Tasman Bridge, the harbour and Wrest Point whilst taking in views of Mount Wellington. Continue over the Derwent River and get dropped off at the Museum of Old and New Art. Enjoy lunch at The Source, MONA's acclaimed restaurant.
    Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Take the Controls
    Ever wondered what it feels like to be in control of an aircraft? Wonder no more – fly with one of our experienced aeroplane instructors in our CT4. They will provide a brief on basic aircraft operation then get you in the air. Take the controls and experience the sensation of piloting around some of Tasmania’s most spectacular scenery.
    Duration: 45 Minutes (approx.)
  • All In One
    Can’t decide if you want to Take the Controls or try some Aerobatics? Why not do both at the same time, the All in One flight offers you the change to take over followed by an adrenaline rush of Aerobatics.
    Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)