Angel Flight, launched as an Australian charity in April 2003, is the initiative of Bill Bristow AM a successful businessman, experienced pilot and very proud winner of the Australian of the Year Award - Queensland 2005.

About Angel Flight Australia

Angel Flight is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs.

All flights are free and may involve travel to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.


Created to show the unique Australian rural scene while at the same time highlighting the enormous distances facing country people needing specialist medical care: the “Signs” TV commercials bring both together in a highly creative way.

Read about Angel Flight and our service to the community,

In 2009, Bill was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to rural and remote communities through the establishment of Angel Flight Australia and as a supporter of charitable organisations.

Bill Bristow AM

Angel Flight - Bill Bristow AM


Bill’s interest in flying began in 1970. Bill has turbine, multi engine, fixed wing and helicopter ratings, a command instrument rating and is a qualified glider pilot.

The creation of Angel Flight Australia has allowed Bill the opportunity to combine his passion for social care with his love of flying. He brings a blend of management skill, knowledge of aviation and an active social conscience.

Angel Flight - Bill Bristow AM
A landing strip near Barcaldine.

Winner of the Queensland Australian of the Year Award 2005 and Member of the Order of Australia in 2009, Bill Bristow, Founder and Chairman of Angel Flight Australia has been recognised for his dedication and commitment to Australia’s less fortunate by instigating and building this successful community service.

Bill has retired from his former role as Managing Director and Senior Partner of Queensland advertising agency, BCM Partnership.

Contact Us

Toll-free: 1300 726 567

Local: (07) 3620 8300

Fax: (07) 3852 6646

PO Box 421
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

ABN: 43 103 477 069