National Partnership TAL Insurance

TAL partnership

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is delighted to have a long and mutually beneficial partnership with TAL Insurance.

TAL is Australia's life insurance specialist and for over 140 years they have been protecting people, not things. Today, they insure more than 3.7 million Australians, working to protect lives and give them choices when they need them the most. 

With 1600 members across six offices around Australia, will unite with the Flying Doctor in a national partnership to make a real difference in health service outcomes for those that live in rural and remote Australia.

As a direct result of this national partnership with TAL, the Flying Doctor will be able to provide better health service access to those that are needing it.

Read the 2018/19 Contribution Report

TAL staff volunteering

“We want to thank TAL for this opportunity to work as two organisations to achieve better outcomes for those in the bush”, says Martin Laverty, CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.   

“The Flying Doctor heavily relies on the support of corporate partners, communities and individual donors to provide better access to health services in the bush, and are excited to have the support and assistance of TAL staff, customers and supporters to provide better health access for those that live in rural and remote Australia, in a national partnership which makes a real difference.”

Defibrillator access in Rural and Remote Australia

TAL have put in an outstanding effort to raise funds for defibrillators to keep hearts pumping in rural areas. To date, TAL have donated $112,185 which will enable us to purchase, implement and provide training for 80 new defibrillators in rural and remote areas across Australia. 

In many situations, access to a defibrillator can be the difference between life and death for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. If effective CPR is given or a defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest survival chances increase from 6% to 74%. Deaths from sudden cardiac arrest are preventable if the right tools are on hand and by increasing defibrillator access in rural and remote Australia we are saving lives and keeping Australia’s heart pumping. 

Thank you for all your hard work and support TAL!