Dwyer Aviation Services

Integrity. Safety. Quality. Since 1980

The Original Helicopter Aerial Work Professionals – Townsville, North Queensland & Beyond

The Original

Dwyer Aviation Services is the Townsville Region’s original Helicopter Aerial Work Specialist, since 1980.

With integrity, safety and quality, we have been proudly serving our clients with a broad range of helicopter services, for over 40 years.

We are based on the edge of the Townsville and Burdekin (Ayr & Home Hill) Shires, with just a short flight to western regions like Collinsville and Charters Towers, and to the coastal centres of Ingham, Bowen and Proserpine.  

Although due to the demand for our specialised skills and experience, we occasionally travel considerable distances beyond, throughout Queensland, to provide our valued clients with aerial work and charter services.

We welcome your enquiry today.

What We do

Agricultural Helicopter Operations

Aerial Spraying, Spreading, Seeding, Feral Animal Control and Baiting.  Attention to detail, highly experienced, local knowledge and state of the art DGPS accuracy and reporting.

Agricultural Drone Operations

To Spray, Seed or Spread over small or tricky areas, to complement our helicopter services

Precision Lifting

A variety of helicopters available, based on lift capacity required, including job-specific Job Safety Management Plans.

Fire Fighting

With belly tanks and underslung water buckets for Government and Private organisations.  A pioneer in this sector in the Townsville Region.

Aerial Incendiary

Lighting controlled burns for environmental sustainability and bushfire mitigation.  Incendiary machine and qualified bombardier available.

Mining & Exploration Support

Transporting crews, environmental sampling, dust suppression, experienced in heli-drilling.

Aerial Surveying & Spotting

Pipeline and property, exploration, weed surveys, animal population surveys and more.

Photography & Filming

From car, bike and boat races, to TV series, ads and documentaries, to media operations – we have captured a lot of the Townsville Region over the years.

Powerline Operations

Emergency callouts, Inspections, Precision and Heavy Lifting, Stringing, Insulator Washing.  Post cyclone and flood support.  On call 24/7 on 0419 825 665.


Although we don’t offer scenic or joyflights, we are fully licenced for Charter and we can assist with wet season access and other charter for business purposes.

Preferred Helicopter Operator

We are not like the others.

We don’t take on every job. 

We don’t offer scenic flights, tours, joy flights or tourism charter. 

We specialise in Aerial Work and associated work Charter.

That is why Dwyer Aviation Services are the preferred helicopter operator to many Government Departments and large companies across Northern Queensland. 

Dwyer Aviation Services is small local family business in the Townsville Region since 1980, and we take extreme pride in our work.

Owners, Don and Brooke are committed to a process of continuous improvement ensuring that our operations are conducted in the safest and most efficient way possible.

When required, we prepare a fully customised, site-specific Job Safety Management Plan for our work.  We strongly believe that WH&S must be practical and relevant.

All this makes us the obvious choice for all your specialised helicopter needs.

Explore if we are the right fit for your project today.

Please call, email or message us today

Contact Info


Don & Brooke Tudehope

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0419 825 665


928 Woodstock-Giru Road, Mount Surround Qld 4809

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