The RFDS in NSW/ACT

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While 10-year-old Nicola was feeding her horses, one of them kicked her in the face and she was seriously injured.

In Australia, injury is the leading cause of death and hospitalisation of children under 15 years of age. These rates rise dramatically for people living in remote Australia.

We can’t stop accidents occurring to children, but with your support, we can be prepared to help when an unexpected tragedy does happen.

We need your support to ensure we can be there, on call 24/7 to help isolated families in an emergency.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Graphic: One of the many family's helped by the Royal Flying Doctor Service's South Eastern section

Our South Eastern Section provides life-saving emergency evacuations and comprehensive primary healthcare services across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, southwest Queensland, eastern and northern South Australia.

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Broken Hill RFDS Base

THE CLIVE BISHOP MEDICAL CENTRE
Telephone: 08 8080 3780
Facsimile: 08 8088 1531

Address

Hangar 2, Broken Hill Airport
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Telephone

08 8080 3777

Broken Hill Base is steeped in Australian history, and very much part of the community it serves. As well as health services, we have educational opportunities, a medical centre, a museum and shop. Operations began at the RFDS Broken Hill Base in May 1936. It was here, over sixty years ago, during the Queen's 1954 visit that we received the “Royal" prefix.

From Broken Hill we provide 24 hour emergency retrievals, covering a land mass of approximately 640,000 km². We operate a network of primary health clinics where patients can access community health nurses, dentists, mental health and allied health professionals. Our team offer training for medical and health science students in partnership with the University of Sydney, Department of Rural Health.

The Clive Bishop Medical Centre is located on the base, and offers non-emergency treatment in the areas of family medicine — including immunisations and children's health checks plus men's and women's health — as well as management plans for chronic illness, wound care, skin checks and minor surgical procedures.

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Dubbo RFDS Base

Address

9R Coorena Road (Judy Jakins Drive), Dubbo Regional Airport
Dubbo NSW 2830

Telephone

02 6841 2555

Fax

02 6882 4555

Dubbo RFDS Base

Dubbo Base, established in 1999, offers a range health services as well as being a top tourism attraction in the area.

Dubbo is home to The Outback Oral Health and Treatment (TOOTH) program, serving the remote communities of Collarenebri, Bourke, Lightning Ridge and Goodooga.

Dubbo conducts inter-hospital transfers, the coordination of flights for the Rural Aerial Health Service (RAHS), as well as emergency retrievals.

Bankstown RFDS Base

Address

Hangar 276, Airport Ave
Bankstown Airport NSW 2200

Telephone

02 9791 1199

Bankstown RFDS Base

The RFDS base at Bankstown began operations in July 1994.

Bankstown Base is the home of the Rural Aerial Health Service (RAHS) which the RFDS operates on behalf of NSW Health. While administration and coordination of RAHS flights takes place at the Dubbo Base, the majority of flights are made from Bankstown.

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Broken Hill Outback Heritage Experience


Opening Hours:

Open 7 days, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 10am-4pm.

Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day,  Australia Day and ANZAC Day half day from 12pm-5pm/3pm.

Adults $12.50

Students aged 13 +: $10.00

Family: $32.00 (i.e. 2 Adults and 2 children under 12)

Child: $6.00 (i.e. aged 5-12)

Group Bookings of 10 or more $10.00 per person.

Address

RFDS, Bruce Langford Visitor Centre
Airport Road, Broken Hill, NSW, 2880.

Telephone

08 8080 3714

Email

tourbookings@rfdsse.org.au

Royal Flying Doctor Outback Heritage Experience, Broken Hill

We're excited to be back open on the 6th of July and are ready for your visit! 

Plan your adventure and visit the Broken Hill Outback Heritage Experience. Come and see our interactive museum that celebrates the history of the Flying Doctor, including its doctors, pilots and nurses. 

Uniquely located within a working RFDS base and airport, visitors can also tour the base, view the aircraft in the hangar, explore the Mantle of Safety Museum, and watch a film in 44 seat theatre.

Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality. The Broken Hill Base is unique because it is one of the only working RFDS bases, located at an airport, open to the public daily. Visitors can tour the Base and explore the Mantle of Safety Museum which showcases over 80 years of remarkable outback history.

All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work.

Visit the website: brokenhill.experience.flyingdoctor.org.au/

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Dubbo Visitor Experience

Take off with the Flying Doctor Visitor Experience

Address

21 Judy Jakins Drive,
Dubbo NSW 2830

Telephone

1800 VISITRFDS or 1800 847 487

Email

dubboenquiries@rfdsse.org.au

Dubbo Visitor Experience

The brand new Dubbo Visitor Experience is an interactive exploration of the world of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and outback communities. Live each moment as we deliver urgent medical care across a 7.69 million square km ‘waiting room’ - the Australian outback.

See through the eyes of unique outback characters and communities. Experience their stories and challenges across the vast Australian remote areas - as if you’re right there. Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality and the Visitor Experience showcases over 80 years of remarkable outback history.

All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work.

Visit the website: dubbo.experience.flyingdoctor.org.au

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National Museum of Australia

Daily 9 am–5 pm, closed Christmas Day
Museum Shop 9 am–5 pm
Museum Cafe 9 am– 4 pm, weekdays9am–4.30 pm, weekends

Address

Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula, Canberra

Telephone

1800 026 132

A historic 1960s medical chest and an innovative early pedal generator and radio transceiver used on remote outback homesteads, feature in a new exhibit at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra, celebrating the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s (RFDS) 90th year.