Two Royal Flying Doctor Service flight nurses standing in front of an RFDS Aircraft

Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section)

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is a not-for-profit charity that provides 24/7 essential lifesaving, emergency and primary healthcare to regional, rural and remote NSW communities, where access to healthcare is limited.

For 95 years, the RFDS has taken the finest care to the furthest corner. We provide lifesaving outback emergency aeromedical retrievals and hospital transfers, as well as on the ground GP and nurse appointments, dental care, mental health care, alcohol and other drug counselling, vaccinations, chronic disease management and telehealth.

In and around NSW, our 350 dedicated staff helped provide over 68,000 occasions of care each year, including:
• 7,200+ primary care patient appointments, provided at 830+ clinics
• 3,700+ dental patient visits, provided at 660+ dental clinics
• 3,700+ face-to-face mental health services and alcohol and other drugs program consultations, across 1,700 clinics

Across NSW and beyond, the RFDS South Eastern Section (RFDSSE) delivers a range of health clinics and services, respond to medical emergencies and transfer patients with non-life-threatening conditions.

The RFDS in NSW collaborates in service delivery with RFDS sections across state borders, in particular with RFDS in Queensland, Central Ops, Victoria and Tasmania. We also deliver services in close partnership with the Australian and NSW Governments.