Helicopter House

helicopter house by mcdonald jones

McDonald Jones is proud to announce our partnership with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 

To help support their mission in emergency aeromedical services, McDonald Jones is building a Helicopter House, which will be auctioned later this year, providing much-needed funds to support their vital service in the Hunter region. 

McDonald Jones CEO Rob Douglas said he was delighted to be partnering with a like-minded organisation like the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, which shares similar values to McDonald Jones with strong ties to the Hunter.


The project will provide vital funds to allow the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to continue to operate and save lives across the Hunter and beyond.

-  Rob Douglas, CEO McDonald Jones.

For auction enquiries on the Helicopter House, please contact Jurds Real Estate: Rachael Brecht 0409 327 331 or email rachaelb@jurds.com.au

The Mission

Saving local lives

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

For over 45 years, thanks to the generosity and support from people right across Northern NSW, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has grown to become a vital 24-7 aeromedical operation. From flights for babies who are just minutes old, to people requiring medical treatment or trauma assistance, search and rescue, to winch extractions from tough terrain or inaccessible areas. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is proud to be here for our community.

Anchorage Two

Helicopter House Under Construction

Build Timelapse

Our Partnership Agreement

This House is being built as an appeal to provide a minimum donation of $100,000 to the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited ACN 002 862 026 trading as Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service of 10 Bavin Road Broadmeadow NSW 2292, 0249520000, subject to the current market conditions at the time of the sale. 

The appeal commenced on 17 May 2024 and will end 30 June 2025 or such later date following the sale of the property. 

McDonald Jones Homes Pty Limited ABN 82 003 687 232 are conducting the appeal: 

Address: Level 5, 18 Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW 2300 Phone: 02 4918 2200 

Proceeds of this appeal will be distributed in the following ways: 

  • McDonald Jones Homes Pty Limited will receive a benefit from this appeal, in the maximum amount of $378,896 inc GST;
  • Hunter Land Holdings Pty Ltd and Averys Rise Investor Pty Ltd together will receive a total sum of $200,000 inc GST plus any GST payable on the sale;
  • Some other selected costs of the appeal and sale transaction will be paid from the appeal proceeds;
  • The balance of any proceeds are payable to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.