Australia is a big place -- 7.69 million square kilometres  -- and with a relatively small population of 25 million people. Two-thirds of our population live around the regional coastlines and the remaining live across rural and remote areas -- sometimes more than an 8-hour drive to the closest township. Access to health services can be a problem.

RFDS Season 2

The eagerly anticipated return of "RFDS" is lighting up screens across Australia. With its gripping mix of action and heartfelt storytelling, the show continues to spotlight the incredible work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 

This new season promises more heart-pounding rescues and personal victories against Australia's stunning backdrop. Available on 7Plus, "RFDS" is set to once again captivate audiences with its riveting narrative and authentic portrayal of dedication. 

Listen to the award-winning Flying Doctor podcast, with real stories of real patients and RFDS staff on our podcast below.

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Latest news stories

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New RFDS facility opens at Busselton

14 Jun 2024

A new purpose-built facility has officially opened at Busselton-Margaret River Airport for RFDS and St John WA crews.

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Ann Rahn pictured on her last day of chemo

#95 When the nurse becomes the patient. Ann's battle with Stage 4 breast cancer.

13 Jun 2024

Ann Rahn has always dreamt of becoming an RFDS Flight Nurse. But in the midst of Australia's Covid pandemic, Ann’s life took a wildly unexpected turn.

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nations the RFDS serve

Services taken for granted in the city are routinely just not possible outside metro areas, and this creates real hardship for the families and communities living in the bush. 

We at the RFDS work to reduce the disparity in health service access. We bring emergency medical and primary health services to those areas that don't have access. We make it possible for people to live, work and travel across this large continent.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and to Elders past and present.

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