Facts & Figures

The RFDS has more than 1000 patient contacts daily

Below is a snapshot of the primary health and emergency care the RFDS has provided in the last year:

Injured stockman lays on ground with RFDS treating him


​Total patient contacts through RFDS clinics, aeromedical transports and telehealth consultations

telehealth consultations


Patients in rural and remote areas used our telehealth services

Primary Health Care clinic


Nurse, GP and Dental clinics were conducted across Australia

Red Belly Planes lined up outside hanger

Fleet of 79 aircraft

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28,050,960 km's flown

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B350 Aircraft over bllue sea

Flown the equivalent of 34 trips to the moon and back

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23 Aero bases

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183 Healthcare Road Vehicles

183 Healthcare service road vehicles

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Conducts 65 health clinics every day

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Baby and Medical Chest

2,370 Medical chests

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Dentist and patient

16,873 episodes of dental care

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Road Transport with two female staff members

73,681 patients transported by road

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