Changing lives in your local community

Make a difference to families in regional, rural and remote Queensland by partnering with the RFDS and help save lives.

In simple terms — the RFDS could not exist without the generous support of our partners like: Ergon Energy Retail; Brisbane Airport Corporation; QCoal GroupWoolworths and; Rio Tinto

Here's some of the wonderful ways their assistance has helped:

Ergon Energy Retail has held a volunteer donation program for its customers since 2000. In 2020 Ergon Energy Retail and the Flying Doctor celebrated 20 years of partnership, an more than $15m being raised to improve health outcomes of people across Queensland. Ergon Energy Retail and the Flying Doctor have worked together to engage customers and the community through competitions to name aircraft, RFDS Local Hero Awards and support RFDS community open days.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) continues to support the Flying Doctor by providing a gateway to Brisbane’s tertiary hospitals. Since the partnership began in 2009 BAC has donated more than $3.1m to the Flying Doctor. During this period the RFDS has landed in Brisbane more than 32,000 times and we thank BAC for the part they play in saving lives across Queensland. 

QCoal Group has provided essential funding to help establish a vital oral health service. The RFDS Dental Service was made possible through the generous financial support of the QCoal Group and QCoal Foundation. In its first four years the Service delivered more than $4m in dental treatment to more than 21 communities across central west and north-west Queensland. 

Corporate Partners give more than just money

Funds provided by our partners help save lives throughout Queensland. Much needed funds are used to purchase medical equipment, train our staff, deliver health services and keep our aircraft flying to deliver the finest care to the furthest corners of Queensland.

It's easy to get involved:

  • Start a partnership with the RFDS
  • Workplace Giving program
  • Staff volunteering program
  • Provide your goods or services free of charge
  • Fund a much needed piece of medical equipment
  • Help fund a health program
  • Contribute to the purchase of a new aircraft
  • Sponsor an event

To get your organisation involved please call our Partnerships team on 0477 259 673 or email

See who is already partnering with us.