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Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.

The RFDS has established flight paths that reach across the Australian continent, with a fleet of 77 planes and 23 aero-bases.

The challenges of health access outside Australia’s cities make the Flying Doctor’s services vital to those who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

RFDS is delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, and supported by a vast number of volunteers and supporters. The RFDS also has a large road service fleet which provides non-emergency health transport services to those in regional Victoria and New South Wales.

Vision and mission

To provide excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Australia.

To save lives and resolve health service access inequity to improve health outcomes for those that live in the bush.

How the Royal Flying Doctor Service can help

With a waiting room of 7.69 million square kilometres, the RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours. Combined with telehealth consultations, fly-in fly-out GP and Nurse clinics, mobile dental services, patient transfers, and a myriad of other health services, the RFDS is constantly working to see that those living in rural and remote areas can enjoy the same health outcomes as those living in city areas.

Information / help lines

  • Call 02 9941 8859 for general enquires, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST, or email: enquiries@rfdsse.org.au
  • In an emergency call 000
  • If you do not have access to hospital services in your local area and require the Royal Flying Doctors services call (08) 8088 1188 for 24 hour emergency medical help

Programs, apps and tools

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Last reviewed: July 2020

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RFDS QLD Home Page | Royal Flying Doctor Service

RFDS QLD Home Page, RFDS Queensland Section, RFDS Queensland, Flying Doctor Queensland, Flying Doctor QLD, Flying Doctor Service QLD

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Flying Doctor bases around Australia | Royal Flying Doctor Service

Details on each of the RFDS bases around Australia, with photos, address, contact details and outline of services performed.

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RFDS in your state – TAS | Royal Flying Doctor Service

RFDS in your state – TAS

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RFDS in your state – WA | Royal Flying Doctor Service

RFDS in your state – WA

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Flying Doctor dental programs | Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides much needed oral health and dental care programs across Australia.

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Flying Doctor clinics | Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides GP & Nurse clinics across rural and remote Australia to make primary health services available to the Outback

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Flying Doctor Flight Radar Map | Royal Flying Doctor Service

A flight radar map showing in real-time, Flying Doctor planes in the air, that are providing vital aeromedical services to country Australia.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations - South Australia and Northern Territory | Royal Flying Doctor Service

At the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations, we airlift 18 South Australians and 8 Territorians every day. Learn more about our service

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Telehealth by RFDSWA | Royal Flying Doctor Service

our telehealth services span across the 2.5million kilometres of Western Australia

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Aeromedical Retrievals | NSW&ACT | Royal Flying Doctor Service

RFDS aeromedical crews evacuate injured people from emergency situations in the Australian Outback.

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