Helicopter Charter in Melbourne

Helicopter Hire & Private Helicopter Charter in Melbourne

Rotor One is the #1 rated helicopter company in Melbourne and our helicopter charter services allow you to reach locations in and around Melbourne with ease. Hire a helicopter from Melbourne or a location outside the city for private charter flights to airports, wineries, special events or a destination of your choice.

A helicopter transfer is the fastest and most convenient way to travel to and from Melbourne and to destinations within Victoria. Helicopter services are also highly flexible allowing you to skip traffic and commute at over 200 km/h to land at major airports, regional airstrips, wineries and other locations, subject to landing and safety approvals.

Our helicopters are equipped with leather seats, air-conditioning and noise-cancelling headsets to ensure your helicopter charter flight is smooth and comfortable. All private charters, transfers and helicopter services with Rotor One are covered by our Weather Guarantee - If your charter cannot take place due to bad weather including low cloud, rain or heavy winds, we’ll reschedule your flight or provide a full refund, no questions asked.

Private Helicopter Charter in Melbourne
Private Helicopter Charter in Melbourne
Private Helicopter Charter in Melbourne

Destinations for Helicopter Charter Flights


Experience a helicopter ride from Melbourne to one of many destinations and regional airports outside Melbourne. Whether you need to commute to a business event, enjoy a stylish entry to a wedding or require a quick transfer to a specific destination, a helicopter charter is the best mode of transport. Helicopter charters are flexible enough to land at multiple destinations including private properties outside Melbourne. Any landings on private property are subject to safety approvals and written permission from the property owner. 

Rotor One also offers a number of 30 minute and 90 minute scenic helicopter tours around Melbourne and opportunity to fly over popular landmarks including Melbourne CBD, Eureka Tower, Albert Park, St Kilda and the MCG

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is popular destination which takes 2 hours to reach by car from Melbourne. Skip the long commute and take a helicopter flight to travel between Phillip Island and Melbourne in less than 35 minutes. You can also choose to take a scenic flight over Phillip Island and its famous landmarks including Seal Rocks, the Nobbies, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cape Woolamai and the regional township of Cowes.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley is one of the most popular wine regions in Melbourne. Explore the wine region with a charter from a location of your choice. Being in a helicopter gives you the chance to enjoy stunning aerial views of the Yarra Valley. We will transport you directly to your favourite winery or a location in Lilydale, Coldstream, Healesville or Marysville. You can also see our helicopter winery tours in the Yarra Valley for a winery lunch paired with a wine tasting experience.

Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is a premier tourist destination in Victoria and is only a 35 minute helicopter flight away from Melbourne. Take a helicopter charter from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula for a relaxing spa day at the Hot Springs or spend the day playing golf at Moonah Links. 

We can arrange a private helicopter landing directly at multiple venues across the Mornington Peninsula. Our helicopter tours in the Mornington Peninsula also enjoy spectacular coastal views of the Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay.


Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria and has become a popular destination for business, work and leisure. Book a helicopter charter from Melbourne to Geelong and we'll arrange to transport you from any of our departure locations directly to Geelong City.

Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles

The Great Ocean Road is an iconic 240-kilometre stretch of road listed in the National Heritage Australia and one of the most spectacular coastal destinations in the world. Skip the long drive and take a helicopter to multiple destination on and around the Great Ocean Road including Torquay, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, the 12 Apostles and Warrnambool.


Nagambie is a 35 minute helicopter ride away from Melbourne. It's a wine region that hosts a variety of family-run wineries. Visit Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie for a relaxing winery lunch experience and wine tasting session, or tell us what you’d like to do in Nagambie and we’ll arrange it for you.

Types of Helicopter Transfers in Melbourne

1. International & Regional Airport Transfers by Helicopter

Whether travelling for business or leisure, request a helicopter transfer to or from major airports in Melbourne including our base at Essendon Airport, Moorabbin Airport, Avalon Airport and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

Reach hundreds of destinations with a helicopter service to and from regional airports outside Melbourne including Lilydale, Coldstream, Torquay, Barwon Heads, Apollo Bay, Colac, Warrnambool and Phillip Island Heliport. 

2. Helicopter Charter to a Winery in Victoria

Enjoy a day out at a winery with a helicopter charter from Melbourne to popular wine regions including the Yarra Valley, Nagambie and Bellarine PeninsulaHelicopter charter flights to wineries are usually able to land directly at the vineyard and most of our winery partners have dedicated helipads for your convenience.

3. Helicopter Transfer to Concerts, Weddings & Events

Helicopter charters in Melbourne allow convenient access to special events including concerts or functions such as a wedding. Helicopters can usually land directly at the venue or somewhere close-by, meaning less time spent commuting and more time enjoying your experience.

4. Helicopter Charter to a Regional Location or Property

Helicopter transfers can also be arranged to regional locations and private properties that are difficult or time-consuming to reach by carThese types of transfers are particularly useful for developers and real estate agents wanting to inspect regional properties with their clients from the air and on the ground.

5. Private Helicopter Transfer to a Destination of Your Choice

Have a different charter route on your mind? Tell us the location and we will fly you there. The property or location must have open space and no obstructions to land. 

Please send us an inquiry via the link below and one of our booking specialists will reach out to you.

Benefits of hiring a Private Helicopter with Rotor One

🌧️ Weather Guarantee - We'll reschedule or provide a full refund if there is bad weather on the day of your flight.

🧑‍✈️ Experienced Pilots - Skilled and friendly pilots who will be a guide during your private charter flight.

🚁 Luxury Helicopter - Air-conditioned helicopters with leather seats for your comfort!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Helicopter Charter in Melbourne

How much does it cost to rent a helicopter in Australia?

It costs $1,500 per hour to charter a four-seater helicopter with a pilot. The hourly rate to hire a helicopter in Melbourne depends on several factors including departure location, arrival location and type of helicopter.

What conditions are suitable for flying?

Adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight to another day/time or provide a full refund. 

How far can a helicopter fly in an hour?

We mostly use Robinson R44 helicopters for our helicopter transfers in Melbourne. The Robinson R44 can fly up to 180 Kilometres per hour. It is a comfortable and luxurious helicopter with leather seats air conditioning.

Do you take off from the Heli-pad near crown?

Our helicopter services are primarily based in Essendon Airport, which is a short 15 minute trip by taxi or uber from the city. We do not depart from the City Helipad near Crown Casino because, quite frankly, you get a much better view of the city flying from Essendon.

We can arrange private charter pick-ups from any other location of your choice. 

How do I find a charter flight?

There are plenty of options when you are looking for a charter flight. You can choose to charter a private plane or a helicopter. A charter helicopter is the ideal option if you need travel within Victoria.

Please send an inquiry and one of our booking specialists will reach out to you. 

Can you fly a private charter at night?

Unfortunately, we don't fly private charters at night. Flying at night requires us to meet certain special conditions such as reserving a night VFR rated pilot and obtaining air clearance.

How do I book a charter flight?

Rotor One is a helicopter company specialising in helicopter transfers in Victoria. Please contact us or 'Request a Quote' to book a charter flight in Melbourne.