The RFDS aircraft were all various makes of B200 King Air, with VH-FDB, VH-FDI, VH-FDM and VH-FDW all noted.
On Monday 11 June, a boating incident off the coast of Central Queensland caused the regions emergency rescue helicopters to take to the air. Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service Sikorsky S-76A VH-JRD was noted departing Rockhampton for Mackay as "Rescue 300". Also arriving into Mackay was Emergency Management Queensland Bell 412 VH-ESD, which was flying as "Rescue 521".
There were also a pair of Australia Helicopters operated Bell 412 helicopters that were noted flying up and down the coast over the long weekend. Bell 412 VH-EMZ was photographed arriving at Gladstone Airport early on Saturday 8 June, before it later departed for Mackay and ports North. Bell 412EP VH-VAU was noted arriving in Mackay Airport late on Monday 11 June from Townsville.