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Graphic: Mike's Outback Car Trek vehicle

Everywhere man taking part in 28th Outback Car Trek

23 May 2017

Mike Wheatley is one of just two people who has been on every Outback Car Trek fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Belgium school students supporting the RFDS

From Broken Hill to Belgium – RFDS a hit with overseas students

22 May 2017

Belgium school children are a surprising addition to the RFDS' range of supporters around the world after a chance encounter with the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Broken Hill.

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Flick us a Flynn - Flying Doctor Selfie Challenge

21 May 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is calling on Australians to take part in a selfie challenge with a difference between 21 – 27 May. John Flynn, the founder of the organisation is honoured on the $20 note and the inspiration behind the new ‘Flick us a Flynn’ challenge.

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RFDS Local Hero Award Recipients Announced

17 May 2017

The hidden heroes behind the Flying Doctor have been honoured.

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Trent and Mark took part in the Lake Argyle challenge after Trent's partner Carmen used the RFDS services and wanted to raise funds for the Flying Doc

Uluru accident prompts Sydney mates to swim for Flying Doctor

12 May 2017

​When good mates Trent Fitzgerald and Mark Bemer chose to raise funds for charity by competing in the annual 10km Lake Argyle swim, they say they "did not hesitate to raise as much money" as they could for us.

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Shirley Butcher is an RFDS South Eastern Section volunteer

Efforts of Flying Doctor supporters praised in National Volunteer Week

05 May 2017

Shirley Butcher is one of many generous RFDS volunteers being recognised as part of National Volunteer Week 2017 celebrations. Read her story here.

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Michael and Jill McInerney are long time RFDS volunteers

End of an era for Tilpa RFDS clinic coordinators

27 Apr 2017

​After almost four decades of helping connect the Tilpa community with the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section's services, Michael and Jill McInerney will soon attend their last clinic.

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RFDS dentists with a patient

Flying Doctor on the road to dental health

26 Apr 2017

Access to dental care is vital for good health, but it can be hard for people in isolated areas to get treatment. Our fly-in dental clinics have made big improvements to patients' dental health but clinics were restricted to locations with airstrips.

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Royal Flying Service South Eastern Section medical officer Doctor Andy Caldin

Inside our flying intensive-care units

26 Apr 2017

If you've never been inside a Flying Doctor plane you probably have no idea how much specialist equipment is on board. Medical officer Dr Andy Caldin explains why our aircraft are so special, and so expensive to equip.

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