About HeliSpirit

HeliSpirit is a helicopter charter company based in the Kimberley region of far north Western Australia.

We are renowned for our commitment to providing a wide range of reliable, highly professional helicopter services to a diverse range of industries. Our capabilities include; passenger charter, search and rescue, aerial geophysical work, photography, scenic flights and tailor made itineraries.

Through our safety management system we strive to maintain a safe and efficient helicopter organisation that can provide the highest levels of safety available.
Our head office is in Kununurra – the gateway to the East Kimberley, a tropical town with around 7000 residents. Kununurra is 42km from the Northern Territory border and services tens of thousands of tourists each year with the tourist season being from April – October. HeliSpirit has bases in Kununurra, Warmun, Mitchell Falls, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle), El Questro, Katherine and Lake Argyle Resort. Locally owned, HeliSpirit was formerley Heliwork WA. Slingair and Heliwork WA were founded by Kimberley aviation pioneer Kerry Slingsby, bought by Curry Kenny Aviation in 2008 and then the Aviator Group in 2011. In 2014 Michael McConachy and Geoff Hamilton purchased Heliwork WA and rebranded it HeliSpirit. In 2016 they purchased Aviair, an aeroplane charter and regular passenger service regional airline operating air services from Karratha and Kununurra.

HeliSpirit Business locations, Australia.

HeliSpirit Business locations, Australia.

The multi-award winning HeliSpirit  is the specialist when it comes to discovering Australia’s north by helicopter. With spectacular helicopter flights, we can show you the best Northern Australia has to offer. We hold National Tourism Quality Accreditation and Eco Tourism Certification.

HeliSpirit operates  a fleet of 21 helicopters so, no matter where you want to go, we have the aircraft to fulfil your requirements.
Our mission capabilities include; helicopter charter hire, mining support, search and rescue, aerial geophysical work, film & photography, scenic flights & tailor made itineraries, aerial survey & inspection, aerial sling load & heavy lifting, fire services, flood support, diseased & feral animal control and helicopter maintenance services. Our affiliated helicopter flight training school Australian Helicopter Academy provides commercial helicopter flight training.
We are a green travel leader and have held our ECO accreditation for 13 years. We respect the environment through sustainable management programs.


Our helicopters are chosen to suit our remote situation, the needs of our customers and our harsh environment. The helicopter fleet includes, Bell LongRangers, Bell JetRangers, Robinson R44 and Robinson R22’s for flight training.


Our administration, flight training and maintenance facility is in Kununurra.  We have remote helicopter bases at: Purnululu National Park, Warmun, Mitchell River National Park, El Questro, Lake Argyle and Katherine in the NT. Our aeroplane business Aviair has terminal, administration and maintenance facilities in Kununurra and Karratha.


We value the community in which we live and work. As well as providing safe & reliable helicopter services, we are long term supporters of the local community.

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  • This is #MitchellFalls during the wet season of 2008! With a lot of rain in the Kimberley over the last couple of days and a few cyclones passing by, I wonder if it will get this big in 2018...
  • A majestic wild river in the far north #thekimberleyaustralia  The Prince Regent River. Absolutely incredibly stunning landscapes here.
  • Dampier  port near #Karratha. Stunning colours and clear blue water filled with marine life.
  • Walking into #mirimiri at #elquestro with @ellamarais Now this would be an amazing Xmas gift! A voucher for a helipicnic.
  • A fuel stop on the way to the #berkeleyriverlodge  Being remote has its challenges and the logistics of operating a safe helicopter service take some experience and lots of local knowledge. We have plenty of both! We have drum fuel located at strategic points to allow us to traverse @thekimberleyaustralia safely whilst delivering your expectations.
  • Wow wow wow! How awesome is this shot by @landibradshawphotography !! 📷 “With temperatures well over 40 degrees and very high humidity over the last few days, it usually means there is some good build up activity on the way. Watching this angry #storm roll in was insane! The storm moved in fast and where the light from the #sunset shone through was a sheer wall of rain that lit up bright orange. Followed by this mammoth bolt striking the river right in front! The whole time it was moving through there was constant #lightning striking the horizon and the water, along with angry #thunder rumbling each time. So so so so good!!” - Landi

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