Helicopter Hire in Melbourne from $1,500 per hour

Rotor One is the #1 rated helicopter company in Melbourne and offers convenient helicopter charter services from Melbourne to Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road, and more. Hire a helicopter in Melbourne to destinations including airports, wineries, regional hotels, special events or a private property of your choice (subject to landing and safety approvals). Helicopter charter flights start at just $1,500 per hour for 1 - 2 people and $3,000 per hour for 4 - 5 people.

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We're proud to be Melbourne's #1 rated helicopter company with an exclusive selection of helicopter rides, wine tours and charter destinations in Melbourne.

Experience Melbourne's iconic sights on a spectacular flight over Melbourne CBD, indulge in one of Yarra Valley's famed vineyards, or witness the breathtaking 12 Apostles from the sky.

Mark your anniversary with our Couples Only Experience, or surprise your children with our Kid's Co-Pilot Experience — the best birthday gift they'll ever receive.

We believe a helicopter ride is more than a flight — it's a breathtaking adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

Call us on (03) 7065 1888

Destinations for Melbourne Helicopter Charters

Rotor One offers helicopter charters to a number of locations across Victoria including:

Frequently Asked Questions — Helicopter Charter in Melbourne

How much does it cost to charter a helicopter in Melbourne?

It costs $1,500 per hour to charter a four-seater helicopter, and $3,000 per hour to charter a six-seater helicopter with a pilot. The hourly rate to hire a helicopter depends on several factors including departure location, arrival location and type of helicopter. Choose your departure and arrival location above for an instant quote and to book your charter flight directly.

Can our helicopter pick us up at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport?

Helicopter charter flights can depart Tullamarine Airport from the Mercedez Benz Helipad, subject to availability. This includes a limousine transfer from your domestic or international terminal upon arrival, and is subject to availability. Alternatively, Essendon Airport is 7 minutes by car from Tullamarine Airport and offers an equally convenient departure location for your helicopter charter flight.

How far can a helicopter fly in an hour from Melbourne?

A four-seater helicopter can fly at 180 km/h and travel 450 kms, and a six-seater helicopter can fly at 210 km/h and travel 530 kms. This trip would allow you to reach destinations including Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Lorne and Phillip Island in less than an hour.

How long does it take to fly from Melbourne to Sydney by helicopter?

A helicopter flight from Melbourne to Sydney is 700 kms and would take 4 hours to reach by helicopter.

How far in advance should I book my helicopter charter with Rotor One?

For the best experience, it is recommended to book a helicopter charter with Rotor One a few days to a week in advance. However, our large fleet of helicopters and daily departures means that we're well equipped to accommodate short notice bookings if necessary.

What safety measures are in place for helicopter flights?

To ensure the safety of our passengers, we perform daily pre-flight inspections, have our aircraft maintained by certified aircraft engineers every 50 hours, utilise only experience commercial pilots and flight instructors, and perform detailed pre-flight planning before every helicopter charter flight.

Private Helicopter Charters in Melbourne

Private helicopter charters are the fastest and most convenient way to travel from Melbourne city to destinations across Victoria and Australia. Private helicopter charter flights allow you to bypass the inconvenience of ground transport and enjoy a streamlined travel experience.

Private helicopter transport allows you to tailor a helicopter ride to your individual, style and preferences from the pickup location to departure time, flight path and destination. While our aircraft and private hangar are located at Essendon Airport, you can also choose to depart from Moorabbin Airport, Avalon Airport, or Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

We operate fleet of luxurious helicopters, expert pilots, and a dedicated concierge service to customise your charter helicopter Melbourne. Our helicopters are equipped with leather seats, air-conditioning and noise-cancelling headsets to ensure your helicopter ride is smooth and comfortable. 

All private helicopter transport in Melbourne is covered by our Booking Guarantee — If your helicopter charter cannot take place due to bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain or high winds), we’ll reschedule your flight or provide a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf), no questions asked.

Popular Regions for Helicopter Charters

From picturesque winery tours in the Yarra Valley to serene getaways along the Mornington Peninsula, these helicopter tours and charters offer exclusive access to some of Victoria’s most sought-after destinations. And for those yearning for adventure, a helicopter tour of the Great Ocean Road and its iconic 12 Apostles provides a truly unforgettable experience.

Melbourne to Yarra Valley

Fly to multiple destinations across the Yarra Valley including Lilydale, Coldstream, Healesville, and Marysville. Visit prestigious wineries such as Levantine Hill, Hubert Estate, and Zonzo Estate, and indulge in a wine tasting experience like no other.

A helicopter transfer to the Yarra Valley offers:

  • Stunning aerial views
  • Exclusive access to some of the region’s finest vineyards
  • The ability to land directly at the wineries
  • Indulgence in a luxurious winery lunch
  • Sampling of the exquisite wines of the Yarra Valley
  • No stress of navigating the roads

With our helicopter rides, your journey to the Yarra Valley becomes an elegant adventure, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula

Helicopter charter flights to the Mornington Peninsula and Tyabb Airport provide a luxurious escape to coastal retreats, spa days, and golf courses. Marvel at the spectacular coastal views and explore attractions such as St Andrew's Beach Brewery, Trofeo Estate, Max’s Restaurant and Yabby Lake Winery.

With our helicopter rides, you get to experience the Mornington Peninsula like never before, escaping the usual traffic and travel woes. Ascend the skies over breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in the sheer beauty and serenity of this magnificent region.

Melbourne to Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles

Experience the dramatic coastline and iconic landmarks of the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles from a unique perspective with a helicopter charter. Witness the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, and Bay of Islands from the comfort of your private helicopter.

Experience the allure of the Great Ocean Road region like never before with our private helicopter charters flying you to Torquay, Barwon Heads, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway and Port Campbell. Embark on an unforgettable journey, discovering the breathtaking beauty of this renowned location.

Types of Helicopter Flights Available in Melbourne

We provide a range of helicopter transfers to meet the varied requirements of your business and our clients. From airport transfers to special events and regional locations, they provide a range of options designed to make your journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you’re attending a concert, exploring remote destinations, or simply seeking a convenient way to travel, our customisable helicopter charter services offer a luxurious and efficient solution to your transportation needs.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers provide a fast and convenient way to travel to and from major airports in Melbourne city, including:

  • Essendon Airport
  • Moorabbin Airport
  • Avalon Airport
  • Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (Mercedez Benz Helipad)

Airport transfers by helicopter offer a unique solution for those looking to avoid traffic, reduce travel time, and arrive at their destination in style.

Special Events including Wedding Transfers

Skip traffic and arrive at your special event in style with a private helicopter transfer. Whether you’re attending a concert, a wedding, or other event, a helicopter charter provides a unique and memorable way to make an entrance. With the ability to land directly at the event venue or in close proximity, a helicopter transfer offers an efficient and luxurious travel experience that is sure to impress friends, family, and colleagues.

Regional Locations and Properties

Our helicopter services specifically cater to developers, real estate agents, and those looking to fly to remote locations for regional property transfers or aerial inspections. Helicopter flights to regional locations include Warrnambool, Daylesford, Shepparton, Colac, Albury, and Wangaratta. Helicopter flights provide a convenient and efficient solution for those with diverse transportation needs to private properties and locations across regional Victoria.

Booking Your Helicopter Charter: Tips and Considerations

When planning your helicopter charter, it's crucial to pay close attention to the information required by your helicopter company to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Information Required for Helicopter Charter Flights

When booking a helicopter charter, it’s important you have the following details available:

  • Departure and arrival location
  • Desired date and time
  • One-way or return
  • Number of passengers
  • Full names and accurate weights for each passenger
  • Any special requests for your flight path

By planning ahead and communicating all the details around your helicopter hire, you can enjoy a stress-free and unforgettable experience, while we take care of the details for you.

Short Notice Bookings

While it’s possible to book a helicopter charter at short notice, it’s best to plan in advance to ensure your preferred date and time are available. Our helicopter tours depart seven days a week making short notice bookings more convenient, but securing your flight in advance is always recommended.

Luxury and Comfort

Our helicopter fleet is designed to provide every guest with a relaxed and comfortable flight. From leather seats to air-conditioning and and noise-cancelling headsets, we take care of the details to ensure your helicopter ride is an unforgettable experience.

Safety and Pilot Expertise

When choosing a helicopter charter company, safety and pilot expertise should be a top priority. Choosing a trustworthy helicopter charter company like Rotor One gives you peace of mind, knowing that we prioritise safety, comfort, and customer satisfaction.

With a range of safety measures and pilot qualifications including:

  • Daily pre-flight inspections
  • Detailed inspections every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers
  • Experienced Pilots with Commercial Licenses and Flight Instructor certifications

We ensure a smooth and enjoyable helicopter charter experience, allowing you to enjoy the journey, while we get you to your destination.

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