Facts & Figures
Highlights of the last year
The Flying Doctor is helping someone every 2 minutes of every day
Total patient contacts were made through RFDS clinics, aeromedical transports and telehealth consultations
Patients in rural and remote areas used our telehealth services
Nurse, GP and Dental clinics were conducted across Australia
Our fleet of 69 aircraft flew 26,412,555 kilometres just last year
That's the equivalent of 34 trips to the moon and back, or more than 600 flights around the Earth.Our Fleet
- We have 24 air bases
- Hold 44 Clinics every day
- Have 2,338 Medical Chests
With the responsibility of providing medical emergency and primary health care services to Australia's remote and very remote areas, the Royal Flying Doctor Service has established flight paths that reach across the continent. See our main flight paths below, as well as the locations of our regular GP and Nurse clinics.
Australia is big - spanning 7.7 million square kilometres.
One third of Australia's population lives in rural and remote Australia making a healthcare and emergency service vital for those that live, work and travel in the outback.