The RFDS is a national, charitable, health organisation delivering primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency services for those that live in rural and remote Australia.
Long known as one of the largest aeromedical organisations in the world, the RFDS delivers health care where mainstream health services are not available, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology and a broad-reaching ground-service fleet.
Supported by a vast number of volunteers and supporters, the RFDS provides a lifeline for those that live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia, and has been doing so for over nine decades.
Our Mission - To provide excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Australia.
Our people are dedicated and passionate about bringing first class health and emergency services to people in the bush. We are very much part of the communities we service.
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. Our job is all about doing all we can to improve health outcomes and save lives.
Operating across vast distances, harsh landscapes, and in far from ideal conditions, necessitates resilience, resourcefulness, innovation and a continual striving for excellence.