Become a Mental Health Clinician

Approximately one in five, or 960,000, rural and remote Australians experience a mental illness each year. 

RFDS (Queensland Section) is one of Queensland's largest mental health service providers. Our clinicians operate in areas as remote as Lockhart River in Cape York and all the way to Birdsville on the South Australian Border.

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the mental health of rural and remote Australians? Do you thrive in dynamic environments and enjoy the diversity of challenges each day brings? 

Consider pursuing a rewarding career as a Mental Health Clinician with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Queensland. Find out more below.

outback mental health

Central West and Outback Mental Health

As part of our commitment to providing quality mental health services to rural and remote communities, the RFDS (Queensland Section) operates six mental health programs across western Queensland. These programs include:

  • Wellbeing Out West
  • Children and Parenting Support — Longreach
  • Drought Wellbeing Service
  • Remote Wellbeing Service
  • Psychological Therapies — Central West Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
  • Low Intensity Mental Health — Central West Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

    If you are seeking a fulfilling career working with a dedicated team making a real difference in the lives of people living in rural and remote Australia, we invite you to explore the possibilities of becoming a Mental Health Clinician in Outback Queensland with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

    Interested in a career in Central West and Outback Mental Health?

      Far north

      Far North Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

      Since 2000 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has been providing mental health services across difficult to access parts of Far North Queensland. 

      Our service provides culturally appropriate, evidence-based, psychological therapies to individuals who present with mild to moderate mental health needs.

      The service offers the following programs:

      • Psychological Therapies
      • Child and Parenting

      Interested in a career with our Far North Mental Health team?


      headspace Cairns

      headspace Cairns is a welcoming, safe space for young people aged between 12 and 25 providing access, support and information for a broad range of concerns, including mental health, physical/sexual health, drug and alcohol, employment and education and support for families and carers. 

      headspace Cairns is operated by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

      Interested in a career with our headspace team?