The RFDS in QLD

What we do in QLD

The RFDS employs over 400 people in Queensland with positions ranging from pilots, doctors, nurses, engineers, allied health professionals, and a variety of administration and support services roles including finance, marketing and human resources. With its Queensland head office located at the Brisbane Airport, the RFDS operates 20 aircraft from nine operational bases located in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Charleville, Mount Isa, Longreach and Roma.

The Flying Doctor's emergency retrieval service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, delivering the finest care to more than 290,000 Australians each year, that's one person every two minutes. This iconic service has expanded to provide regular transfers of patients for life-saving surgery such as organ transplants and heart surgery, delivering critical support to those who need it most.

The RFDS also delivers a broad range of essential health care services to rural and remote communities, including general practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, child and family health, mental health and wellbeing, women's health and health promotion.

Latest news stories

New RFDS Mount Isa Base

Public support needed for new Flying Doctor Base

10 May 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) is taking the next step in its statewide infrastructure plan, announcing today its plans for a new aeromedical base to service regional, rural and remote Queensland.

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The official opening of the new PTF

RFDS Toowoomba Patient Transfer Facility officially opened

07 May 2021

A new Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) patient transfer facility was officially opened at Toowoomba City Aerodrome on Wednesday.

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Graphic: Wudarabin Snider's winning entry in an Indigenous Creative Art Competition staged by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

Creativity supporting mental health and wellbeing

09 Nov 2020

Inspired by her ancestors, wildlife and bush tucker, 15-year-old Wudarabin Snider from Cooktown has produced the winning design in an Indigenous Creative Art Competition staged by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS).

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