In general, it would cost approximately $1200 per hour to charter a four-seater helicopter with a pilot. The hourly rate to hire a helicopter in Melbourne depends on several factors such as departure location, arrival location and type of helicopter.
Helicopter Charter Melbourne
Hire a Helicopter 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 also 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.
Customer Reviews - Private Charter Flights in Melbourne
Destinations to Take a Helicopter Charter
Experience a helicopter ride over Melbourne CBD and spot the most popular landmarks such as Docklands.
We can take you to any specific location within Metro Melbourne and land at a destination of your choice. Whether you want to arrive in style to a business event, wedding or to a regional location, taking a helicopter charter is the best mode of transport!
We also provide a 30 minute and 90 minute scenic tours around Melbourne.
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 a panoramic view of the Yarra Valley. We will transport you directly to your favourite wineries or locations in Lilydale, Coldstream, Healesville or Marysville.
Explore our helicopter winery tours in the Yarra Valley for a winery lunch paired with a wine tasting experience.
Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles
If you are in Australia, you will definitely have heard of the beautiful Great Ocean Road. The 240-kilometre stretch of road, listed in the National Heritage Australia, is one of the most spectacular coastal destinations in the world.
Skip the long drive and experience a helicopter ride over the Great Ocean Road. We can arrange a helicopter charter to several locations on the Great Ocean Road. These include Torquay, Barwon Heads, Aireys Inlet, Apollo Bay and even the 12 Apostles.
Learn more about our Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour.
Barwon Heads Airport
Apollo Bay Airport
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 and transfers directly to the venues, reducing your worry of travelling. You can enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the Mornington Peninsula and relax while doing your favourite activities.
Explore all of our helicopter tours in the Mornington Peninsula.
Peppers Moonah Links
Peninsula Hot Springs
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.
Phillip Island is well-known for its spectacular beaches and unique wild-life experiences. Why travel by car when you can take a helicopter flight over Melbourne’s east coast and arrive at Phillip Island in just 45 minutes.
Enjoy the scenic view of Melbourne’s coast in our helicopter tours to Phillip Island. Spot famous landmarks like the Brighton Beach Boxes and the sunken J7 submarine at Sandringham Marina.
Philip Island Heliport
Geelong, the second largest city in Victoria, has become a popular destination for business, work or sport and leisure! It’s filled with buzzing cafes, a busy waterfront and plenty of things to do.
Book a helicopter charter from Melbourne to Geelong. We can pick you up from any of our departure locations and also offer a return transfer from Geelong.
Other Locations in Greater Victoria
We can organise helicopter flights to any location in Greater Victoria. Fly from Melbourne to Warrnambool, Shepparton, Mt Buller, Colac, Ballarat, Bendigo and many other cities and towns in Greater Victoria.
Arrange pick up from any airport in Melbourne or a destination of your choice (helicopter landing & safety guidelines apply).
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 Peninsula. Helicopter 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 Special Events including Concerts or Weddings
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 car. These 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 Choosing Rotor One for Helicopter Services
🌧️ 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!
⭐ Five Star Google Ratings - We're Melbourne's #1 rated helicopter company with 150+ five star reviews.
How much does it cost to rent a helicopter in Australia?
In what conditions can you fly?
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.
We mostly use Robinson R44 helicopters for our helicopter transfers in Melbourne. The Robinson R44 can fly up to 180 Kilometres in an hour. It is a comfortable and luxurious helicopter with air conditioning to keep you cosy at all times.
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.
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.
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.
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.