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.
Thanks to the contributions of the LifeFlight Foundation, more than 5,300 critically ill and injured people across Queensland will receive a lifesaving flight this year.
As a community-based not for profit organisation, the LifeFlight Foundation funds and supports the emergency aeromedical services of LifeFlight Australia, including the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters and LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine, and delivers 24/7 rapid response emergency care to those in need. We thank BAC for their generous and unwavering support of this vital service that gives peace of mind to Queenslanders.
In 2018 the Brisbane Airport Corporation will reach its 10th year of major partnership with Crime Stoppers in Queensland. Crime Stoppers Queensland is a non-profit community volunteer organisation founded in 1989. Via various on and offline mediums, members of the public are encouraged to make contact to report any information about suspicious or criminal activity anonymously. This valuable information is then passed on to external bodies such as the Queensland Police Service to assist with solving and preventing crime and delivering safer local communities. The Brisbane Airport Corporation recognises the important role it plays in providing a safe Queensland lifestyle for its millions of visitors and staff and this partnership with Crime Stoppers assists with securing a safer state.
Brisbane Airport Corporation have partnered with Executive Excellence Events to help bring a variety of fundraising events to the community. These events include the Brisbane Stomp Series and the World War 1 (WW1) Challenge Series and honouring the Centenary of ANZACS through the creation of a remembrance wall at Woodford. The Anzac Centenary is a significant occasion to remember and reflect upon the commitment of 57,705 Queenslanders who enlisted in the World War 1, many making the ultimate sacrifice. Executive Excellence Events are honoured to deliver an engaging and diverse range of events from 2014 to 2018 that engage and educate the community while helping to raise funds for associated charities such as Legacy and Soldier On.
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the state’s leading authority on aquatic safety and surf rescue, and one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia.
SLSQ’s volunteer surf lifesavers and lifeguards have directly saved the lives of more than 135,000 people through in-water rescues, and educated in excess of 10 million people about surf and aquatic safety through targeted and grassroots community awareness programs.
As a not-for-profit organisation, SLSQ relies heavily on corporate partners the like of Brisbane Airport Corporation to continue our vital work both on and off Queensland’s beaches.
Since 2010, the generous support of Brisbane Airport Corporation has enabled our organisation to ensure that surf lifesavers have the necessary equipment, training and resources to watch over and protect our state’s beaches.
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.