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Leanne was a fit and active beach goer - until an asthma attack took her breath away

#99 Leanne was struggling to breathe before she lost consciousness

10 Jul 2024

When her asthma symptoms were at their worst, Leanne was struggling to breathe and actually thought 'she was going to die'.

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Gala dinner

Outback Car Trek Gala Dinner

15 Oct 2019

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Mental Health matters

15 Oct 2019

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Anne Te Kawa

Back on my feet

15 Oct 2019

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Members of Barlow family

New $20 note launched in Broken Hill

11 Oct 2019

New $20 note is launched in Broken Hill by the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Barlow family (featured on the new design of the note, from a 1948 photo of The Veldt Station in remote NSW)

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Dubbo VE

The doors of our Visitor Experience are open!

11 Oct 2019

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A day in the life of the Outback Mental Health Team

11 Oct 2019

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Rotary E-Club and RFDS partnership continues to flourish

11 Oct 2019

Another year of dedicated support from the Rotary E-Club NextGen for The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has seen an amazing $18,710 raised. Our strong bond based on mutual values of service to rural and remote Australia continues!

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Great Aussie Coin Hunt

07 Oct 2019

Did you know the RFDS is featured on the new Dollar Coin as part of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt?

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Rehab services vital to prevent bush cardiac deaths

04 Oct 2019

A new RFDS research paper released today, details how cardiac rehabilitation services, if made available in the bush, could prevent as many as 80% of premature deaths from cardiac disease.

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2019 Spring Newsletter

03 Oct 2019

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Gawler volunteers raise $16,000 for Flying Doctor

02 Oct 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has raised $16,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the community over the past year.

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Second PC-24 jet in service

01 Oct 2019

When every minute in the air can mean the difference between life and death, these new jets have the potential to save countless lives.

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Double your dollar

01 Oct 2019

Rio Tinto to match all donations up to $100,000. We have recently launched an exciting and innovative digital fundraising campaign ‘Keep Flynn Flying’ with our partner Rio Tinto.

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Our Regional Treasure Chests Supporting West Australians

01 Oct 2019

RFDS Western Operations medical chests are located in more than 500 national parks, mine sites, stations and rural communities, providing essential access to medical treatment for a wide range of situations.

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How Alfred Traeger gave the outback its voice

27 Sep 2019

In the mid 1920’s Alfred Traeger invented the pedal powered radio, revolutionising communication in the outback. The invention was integral to the founding of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, but it wasn't his only invention and he was just as innovative at home as he was in his factory.

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