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Visitor Centres - Queensland Section

You can visit the RFDS in Longreach or Charleville, Queensland.

 

RFDS Longreach Visitor CentreLongreach Visitor Centre

The RFDS (Queensland Section) Visitor Centre is located within the Stockman's Hall of Fame Museum and Outback Heritage Centre at Longreach.

Gallery 4 at the Hall of Fame is devoted to the history of the RFDS and displays of radio and medical equipment from across the years. It also shows how the Flying Doctor works in the 21st century, providing comprehensive, quality health care to people living, working and travelling in rural and remote areas.

A highlight of the visitor centre is the full-size cutaway  representation of a Beechcraft King Air B200 with the medical equipment that turns it into a flying intensive care unit - visitors can have their photo taken in the pilot's seat. The display includes a number of interactive and audiovisual features as well as sections on the Flying Doctor's medical, aviation and communication history, and RFDS souvenirs can be purchased in the gift shop.

Opening hours

The Stockman's Hall of Fame is open from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. during the tourist season.
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RFDS Charleville Visitor Centre

Explore the rich history of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service at the RFDS Charleville Visitor Centre.

Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour that explores the medical, aviation and communication advances that made John Flynn's vision of the Flying Doctor take off.

The exhibit, which includes a number of interactive and audio visual features, will take you on a journey from the humble beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (and its association with the Australian Inland Mission) through to the present day operations of this vital outback medical service.

While also celebrating its historical links with Charleville and the surrounding south west Queensland communities, the display includes a range of historical radio and medical equipment that would have been used by the Flying Doctors based here in the past, as well as tributes to our aeromedical pioneers, patients and supporters. Visitors can also enjoy a short film about today's Royal Flying Doctor Service, which continues to provide the finest health care to those living, working or travelling throughout Queensland's rural and remote landscape.

Entry is free. Donations are welcome.

The RFDS Charleville Visitor Centre is located on John Flynn Way, Charleville QLD 4470.

Opening Hours

March to October

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Weekends and public holidays 10am to 4:30pm

November to February

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Closed weekends and public holidays

RFDS Directory

For more information please select a location below

  • WA
    Western Operations
  • NT
    Central Operations

    (includes SA and NT)

  • SA
    Central Operations

    (includes SA and NT)

  • QLD
    Queensland Section
  • NSW
    South Eastern Section
  • National Office
    National Office

    No further information exists.

  • VIC
    Victorian Section

    No further information exists.

  • TAS
    Tasmanian Section

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