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."
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of NSW
"It is inspiring to see the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section making significant progress in its mission to reduce the healthcare gap between rural and urban communities. So many hardworking and generous groups can be proud of their efforts in supporting the work of the Flying Doctor."