His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is honoured to have patronage from each of the Governors of the Australian states, as well as the Governor General of Australia.
The Governor General of Australia and the state Governors are the representatives of the monarch, King Charles III across Australia.
In 1954 Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip visited our Broken Hill base and gave us the Royal assent/charter. Since that time, the Flying Doctor Service has been known as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and we are honoured to have the Royal Charter and patronage and appreciate their ongoing support.History