About Us

Microflite Helicopter Services is Victoria's premier helicopter company. Our superior helicopters and noted safety record has secured our reputation for efficiency, capability and outstanding service. Whether you are looking for a luxurious charter flight, a skilled pilot for your aerial task, or help in an emergency situation, Microflite is your first and obvious choice.

About Us

Microflite Helicopter Services is a proudly Victorian based, family owned Helicopter Company servicing growing Tourism, Parapublic, Major Event and Film requirements throughout the state.  We own and operate Victoria’ largest fleet of modern single and twin engine turbine helicopters providing fast, convenient and luxurious transfers to many major events and tourist destinations throughout Victoria. In Melbourne our famous red helicopters are a familiar sight on Southbank operating from our exclusive Melbourne City Helipad. We take pride in offering our passengers beautifully presented and immaculately maintained aircraft to ensure the highest levels of safety and comfort.

In addition to our tourism and air charter services, our diverse fleet of company owned aircraft also support multiple Government agencies.

We are also proud to operate two Department of Environment and Primary Industries Firebirds and Surveillance helicopters and the two Life Saving Victoria Westpac Rescue Helicopters.  These aircraft are on call to service the thousands of Victorians who live in bushfire prone areas or frequent the states beaches and waterways every year.

Current Services

  • Fire & Land Management (VIC DEPI)
  • Fire & Land Management (NSW RFS)
  • Search & Rescue (Life Saving Victoria)
  • Search & Rescue (AMSA)
  • Aerial Filming (V8 Supercars Australia)
  • Aerial Filming (Channel 7)
  • Aerial Surveillance (Regional Rail Authority)
  • Aerial Surveillance (Metro Trains)

Staff

Meet Our Team

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Pilots

Our highly skilled pilots are noted for excellent safety practices and superior aviation decision-making. Our Chief Pilot individually approves each pilot for every mission in order to ensure the optimal skill and requirements match. With a wide variety of skills including charter, VIP transport, search and rescue, night VFR, fire fighting, surveillance and aerial crane we are confident we have assembled a team of the best pilots in the state.

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Management

Microflite’s capable management team has seen the business grow every year, and has ensured our position as the premier helicopter company in Victoria.  You can be confident in our aviation expertise – in addition to other skills every person on our management and administration team is a fully qualified commercial helicopter pilot.

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Engineers

We are delighted to have our experienced team of licensed engineers taking care of our fleet in order to maintain our helicopters to the highest standards of safety and reliability. Our senior engineers are also contributing to the industry by passing on their skills to our apprentice engineer.

Fleet

Microflite operate an extensive fleet of thirteen modern single and twin-engine Eurocopter helicopters. All of our helicopters are turbine (jet) engine aircraft, and include helicopters noted for their low noise signatures and high levels of safety compliance.

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Locations

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Melbourne City Heliport

Meet your pilot at our elegant and conveniently located Melbourne City Heliport, and enjoy refreshments in our corporate lounge. This office is staffed 7 days per week. There are several commercial parking facilities located nearby.

17B / 60 Siddeley Street
Melbourne
VIC 3008
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Head Office

Our head office is located at Moorabbin Airport which is a 30 minute drive (or 10 minute flight) to the South East of Melbourne CBD.  Call our friendly and professional team for bookings, gift vouchers and all flight enquiries.

27 - 29 Northern Ave
Moorabbin Airport
VIC 3194
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Melbourne City Helipad

Our exclusive Melbourne City Helipad is adjacent to our corporate Heliport lounge. It is conveniently located at North Wharf, opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and a short walk from Crown Casino.

North Wharf, Yarra River
Opposite Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne
VIC 3008
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Moorabbin Heliport

Our corporate lounge and secure parking facilities make our heliport the perfect place to relax before or after your flight. We have two hangars that house our fleet at this location.

29 Northern Ave
Moorabbin Airport
VIC 3194

Staging Locations

Microflite operate throughout Victoria and the eastern seaboard. We have staging locations in a variety of areas both within Victoria (such as Barwon Heads and Benalla) and out of state in areas such as the Gold Coast and Sydney.

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Maintenance Facility

Microflite operate a state-of-the art maintenance facility at Moorabbin Airport, where our skilled engineers maintain our fleet in impeccable condition. Electronic records management and tracking ensures our engineers maximise the time they have to perfect the mechanical condition of our aircraft.

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Aircraft Management

Microflite operate an aircraft management service on behalf of aircraft owners. By negotiation, we can hangar and staff your aircraft for your convenience, and manage aircraft bookings across multiple owners. All flights are conducted as charter flights, giving you an additional level of safety. A detailed monthly report is provided so that owners have full visibility of aircraft use and condition, and may plan for any future maintenancerequirements. By request, our engineers may also be able to maintain your aircraft. Major benefits of our aircraft management service include access to Microflite owned resources (such as our Melbourne City Helipad), crewing services, and access to our fleet rates for fuel and insurance, which may offer you significant savings. Please contact us with any enquiries.

Our Safety, Community and Environmental Responsibility

Microflite Helicopter Services appreciate the relationship we have built with the people of Melbourne and wider Victoria, and take our responsibilities to the community seriously…
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History

Microflite was originally founded in 2000, and operated two twin-engine aeroplanes and one Bell Jetranger helicopter. Helicopter flights were operated from the Yarra Bank helipad. The name ‘Microflite’ came about as the company specialised in short tourism and charter flights. The outdated Jetranger was soon replaced with much newer design – one of the first Eurocopter EC120s in Australia.  Our Chief Pilot started with the company in 2004.

In 2005 Microflite was purchased by its current owners, and, due to a love of helicopters, decided to focus on the rotary-wing side of the business. Helicopter aviation has been an important part of this family for a long time, with both father and son developing flying skills.

The company’s livery was changed from a bland white-and-blue, to a vibrant and sophisticated red-and-gold, and soon the elegant lines of our lovely red helicopters became a familiar sight in the Melbourne skies.

With an expanding fleet, Microflite began to be noticed both locally and internationally as a young and exciting helicopter company, using the very latest luxuriously appointed aircraft and offering a consistently superior quality service. Over the last few years, Microflite Helicopter Services has grown to be a highly respected, industry leading operation with an exemplary safety history. We have operated our exclusive Melbourne City Helipad for over 10 years, and are proud of our incident free record.

We now operate the largest fleet of turbine helicopters in Victoria, and are noted for our modern machines and excellent safety record. We have come a long way and are looking forward to a bright and innovative future.

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Contracts

Microflite take our relationships with contracted clients seriously. We aim to provide the pinnacle of service and responsiveness, and have developed systems and processes in order to comply with all relevant legislation and work practices and to provide documented and consistent communication channels.

Our contracted clients benefit from a clear and systemised process of management. Our dedicated Contract Manager, Operations Manager and Safety Manager oversee all of Microflite’s contractual obligations and operations.

To ensure a consistent and high quality product, Our Chief Pilot and Check and Training Coordinator develop a comprehensive syllabus to develop and maintain the skills required to meet and exceed our client expectations.

For all contract enquiries please contact us.