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Truck Run

Truckies Raise Money for RFDS

21 Jun 2024

An outstanding amount was raised for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) through the Tasmanian Truck Owners and Operators Association’s (TTOOA) annual Launceston to Longford Truck Run in March.

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Cliff's close call

17 Aug 2018

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National Museum

Flying Doctor lands at the National Museum of Australia

16 Aug 2018

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Gift from Launceston Distillery

13 Aug 2018

The RFDS Launceston held a wonderfully successful, and enjoyable, whisky tasting and silent auction on August 9th. Our near neighbour, the Launceston Distillery, generously donated their very first 20 litre French Oak Apera cask of whisky.

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RFDS TAS receive community service grant for dental care

13 Aug 2018

RFDS TAS have been awarded a 2018 Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation Community Service Grant. This grant will allow the RFDS to increase the number of trips, and the quality of care provided to vulnerable and Indigenous Tasmanians living in regional areas.

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Dubbo Support Group

Centenary grant supports kids’ dental health

09 Aug 2018

The help of the Commonwealth Bank and the Dubbo Support Group is hugely valued as it allows us to push ahead and continue to improve the dental health of people living in and around Bourke...

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Vintage aircraft takes off at Dubbo

First flight remembered with Great Pilgrimage

09 Aug 2018

While this year’s Great Pilgrimage had a strong historical focus, it was also about anticipating the next 90 years. The RFDS is just as relevant today as it was in 1928...

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Alfred Traeger

90 Years of Development and Innovation

09 Aug 2018

The Reverend John Flynn set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service and commissioned inventor Alfred Traeger to develop a pedal radio

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Rachel Saunders

The Fun of the Outback Car Trek

08 Aug 2018

Holiday time is scarce, but you sacrifice it to raise money for the RFDS," said Rachel Saunders who took part in this year's Outback Car Trek...

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Outback Survival: Staying Safe in the Heat and Sun

02 Aug 2018

Before you embark on your adventure, make sure you're prepared for and protected against the sun and heat by following these precautions.

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Outback Survival: Exploring Safely

01 Aug 2018

In the outback, safety when exploring comes down to one thing: preparedness.

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Scott shorten announced 2018 RFDS Queensland Hero

Community champion named 2018 RFDS Queensland Hero

30 Jul 2018

An unassuming figure with a heart and sense of community spirit as vast as his backyard in south west Queensland’s Yowah, Scott Shorten is the deserving winner of the 2018 RFDS Queensland Hero award.

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Outback Survival: Mosquito Safety

20 Jul 2018

There are no vaccines for most mosquito-borne diseases, preventing yourself from being bitten is the strongest form of defence.

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Outback Survival: Safe Motoring

20 Jul 2018

There are four times more injuries in remote areas than in towns and cities.

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Outback Survival: Safety Around Water

20 Jul 2018

Despite only a fraction of the population living in remote or rural areas, these regions are responsible for one third of all drownings nationwide.

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Because of Her, We Can! Celebrating our Scholarship Winners

13 Jul 2018

The NAIDOC week 2018 theme is 'Because of her, we can!' We celebrate women across the nation, including Amanda, a recipient of 2017 RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship. Amanda used the Scholarship to follow her interest in Aboriginal & Paediatric health.

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