The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is made up of seven legal entities operating around Australia, under a federated structure, and working together under a joint venture agreement.
Each of the entities are independent, both financially and operationally, with their own Board and management. Each entity is a charity, registered with and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.
The entities are: RFDS Central Operations, RFDS Queensland Section, RFDS South Eastern Section, RFDS Victorian Section, RFDS Tasmania, RFDS Western Operations, and the last is RFDS of Australia (located in Canberra).
Federation Board Chair
Dr. John O'Donnell AM
Deputy Federation Chair and Independent Director
Associate Professor Kristopher Rallah-Baker
Independent Indigenous Board Director
Mr. Peter de Cure AM
RFDS Central Operations Nominee
Mr. Brendan Richards
RFDS Victoria Nominee
Dr. Saranne Cooke
RFDS South Eastern Nominee
Mr. Malcolm White
RFDS Tasmania Nominee
Mr. Russell Postle
RFDS Queensland Nominee
Mr. Tim Shackleton
RFDS Western Operations Nominee