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Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson is an inspirational speaker. As a paramedic aboard a rescue helicopter, Peter shares an incredible story of rescue that saved the lives of over 50 men.

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Testimonials for Peter Davidson

Excellent. Peter’s presentation was very well received and appreciated by our clients.
Outlook Financial Planning


Excellent. Humble but very impressive speaker...received a standing ovation from delegates at the conference...very well received...INSPIRING.

Exceptional Events


Nothing less than a standing ovation for a Good Aussie Bloke.

Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club


Peter Davidson was fantastic - He has been the most inspirational speaker we have had to date. I could hardly get him out of the building as the guys had so many questions to ask of him.His attention to detail and ability to recapture the moment was amazing and he was such a nice person too, an absolute pleasure to listen to. You could have heard a pin drop the team were so attentive. There was nothing but praise for Peter. A lot of people shook his hand and thanked him as they exited the room.

Corporate Express


Excellent. Exceptional – kept everyone spellbound. Very unassuming and down to earth. Worked our theme of ‘communication’ very clearly into presentation.

William Adams Pty Ltd


Excellent. Enthralling account of a real Australian hero.

Livestock Transport Assoc of Vic


Excellent. Everyone was captivated by Peter Davidson's presentation, especially the females.

Financial Planners Association


Excellent. He was as always superb and captivating.
Timbercorp Ltd

Peter Davidson Travels from QLD
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Peter Davidson's Biography

A storm was brewing but no-one knew how bad it would be.


Peter Davidson is a humble but remarkable Australian. On December 26th 1998, 114 yachts left Sydney harbour in the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, yet only 44 finished. Of the remaining vessels, 12 yachts were abandoned, 5 yachts sank, 6 men lost their lives and over 50 yachtsmen had to be winched to safety. The event is recognised as one of the worst Maritime disasters in Australian history.


Peter Davidson was a paramedic aboard the first rescue helicopter to reach the yacht “Standaside.” Eight men needed to be rescued.


The weather was described by many of the survivors and rescuers as “a Hurricane.” Waves were over 25 metres high and winds gusting at over 120 km/hr. These were the conditions into which Peter was winched to conduct the most testing rescue of his career.


This is a powerful and moving story of showing the best of what ordinary, well-trained and motivated people can achieve.


Peter shares this incredible story in which he himself almost lost his life twice. The gripping, real-life drama tested the entire crew of Helimed One and stands testament to achieving under extreme circumstances.


For over 16 years, Peter Davidson has been employed by the RAV (Rural Ambulance Victoria), and for over 12 of those years he has been aboard Helimed One, the Victorian Air Ambulance Rescue Helicopter. Peter is a qualified Air Ambulance M.I.C.A., Flight Paramedic and Team Leader.


The crew has been recognised nationally and internationally for their bravery, skill and dedication, but as Peter relates, “Awards and recognition are great, but nothing was better than the smiles on the faces of the survivors and their families.”

Speaking Topics Include


  • Succeeding in a High Risk Environment 
  • Life on a Wire
  • Goal-setting
  • Teamwork
  • Planning / Sudden Planning
  • Combatting self-doubt
  • Battling the Odds
  • Crisis Management