Graphic: Governor General of Australia
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retired)
"Australia is a vast land, and for many Australians the nearest doctor can be thousands of miles away.
"The Royal Flying Doctor Service does a magnificent job in providing medical services and support to people living, working and travelling in rural and remote areas. It has for so many years written a proud history of help brought and lives saved. It is one of the most iconic Australian institutions. It is truly a valuable service to the health of our nation. It deserves the ongoing whole-hearted support of us all."
Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania
"The Royal Flying Doctor Service was granted the prefix "Royal" sixty years ago, in recognition of the value of its work, and in Tasmania the Service has long had a close association with Governors.
"I am honoured to be the current Patron of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania and I commend your first rate operations in providing continual services in aeromedical and primary health care across regional Tasmania."RFDS in your state – TAS