Isuzu vehicles and RFDS

New major national partnership with Isuzu UTE Australia

Date published

01 Mar 2023

The RFDS has established a multiyear national partnership with Isuzu UTE Australia (Isuzu UTE).

Isuzu vehicle

This major national partnership will support the delivery of essential healthcare services to rural and remote communities across Australia, through significant financial support and the provision of a fleet of Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X vehicles.

“As a national health charity, the support from individuals, small businesses and corporations has underpinned critical delivery of primary health and emergency medical services for decades,” said Frank Quinlan, Federation Executive Director of the RFDS.

“We are excited about this new major national partnership with Isuzu UTE, as it enables us to keep the Flying Doctor flying, driving and caring for people across rural and remote Australia." 

"This partnership with Isuzu UTE will enable us to provide better health access for those that live in rural and remote Australia, and for that we are very grateful,” Mr. Quinlan said.

The Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X vehicles will be used to tow the RFDS training and educational simulators around the country, visiting rural and remote communities, schools and field days.

“Isuzu UTE understands the importance of having dependable transportation in isolated and challenging environments and as such, our D-MAX and MU-X vehicles are a perfect match for this sometimes-remote work and the long-distance towing demands of the RFDS where reliability is crucial,” said Isuzu UTE’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Koichiro Yoshida.

“This new and exciting partnership with the RFDS now enables Isuzu UTE to support many of our regional, rural and most remote communities by aiding the incredible work provided by the RFDS... It is important for Isuzu UTE to give back to those that support us, and this is our way of saying thank you to the RFDS for their tireless service and commitment to our community by helping them educate students at schools and raise awareness and funds ay events across the country,” Mr. Yoshida said.

The RFDS and Isuzu UTE will be in partnership for at least the next three years and look forward to making a meaningful impact in the lives of Australians in rural and remote communities by improving access to vital health services. To find out more about Isuzu UTE Australia, visit

Simulator and Isuzu