In an Emergency

Select your state below to access emergency contact information.

For 24 hour medical and emergency help call

1300 My RFDS (1300 69 7337)


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This is an emergency number for people without access to hospital services in their local area. For all other locations please dial 000 to be connected to your local emergency services.

Click here to learn how to prepare a patient for transport, or prepare an airstrip for the Flying Doctor.



For 24-hour medical emergency help you can call the Flying Doctor directly on (08) 8088 1188. This number is only to be used in an emergency if you do not have access to hospital services in your local area. In an emergency, you can also call 000Click here to learn how to prepare a patient for transport, or prepare an airstrip for the Flying Doctor.

For non-emergency patient transport please call the Dubbo Operations Centre on 1300 612 000

The centre is staffed 24/7.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, you need to stay safe, send for help and have someone remain with you (if able, or on the phone) until further help arrives.
Are you or someone near you in immediate danger?

Call emergency services on 000; or Go to a hospital emergency department.

If you usually receive services from the Royal Flying Doctor Service the emergency medical phone number is: 08 80 88 11 88. Call the on-call Doctor.

To talk to someone, call:
Lifeline 13 11 14


For rural areas:

Lifeline 13 11 14
or
NSW rural 24 hour mental health crisis line 1800 011 511.

RFDS Victoria does not provide emergency medical services.

Please dial 000 for emergency assistance.

For 24-hour medical and emergency assistance call:

SA (Outback Areas): 1800 RFDS SA (1800 733 772)

NT (Central Australia): 1800 1MRACC (1800 167 222)

NT (Top End/Darwin): 000 (St John NT)

HF Radio: (4010kHz, 6890kHz or 8165kHz)

Satellite Telephone: 08 8648 9555 or +61 1800 RFDS SA (+61 1800 733 772)

Emergency numbers are for people without access to hospital services in their local area. For all other locations please dial 000 to be connected to your local emergency services.

Click here to learn how to prepare a patient for transport, or prepare an airstrip for the Flying Doctor. You can also view the instructional video for airfield inspection and preparation for night landings here.

Tasmanian RFDS does not provide emergency medical services – please dial 000 for emergency assistance.

For 24 hour medical and emergency help call 1800 625 800

For satellite phone calls: 08 9417 6389

See here for details on how to organise a flight for a patient or how to prepare a patient for travel and how to prepare an airstrip for the Flying Doctor. The manual for patient transport can be found here.