Working in QLD

RFDS Queensland Section covers all of Queensland, visiting around 130 remote communities each year providing a full range of health care services including GP, child and maternal health, mental and oral health to more than 90,000 people.

With its head office at the Brisbane Airport, the RFDS operates from nine bases located in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Charleville, Mount Isa, Longreach and Roma.

The RFDS (Qld Section) employs more than 400 people in a variety of frontline and supporting roles. Our people exemplify the vision and values of the RFDS and are passionate about providing quality health care. We employ people in the following areas:
  • Health Services including clinical governance and clinical education
  • Engineering
  • Integrated Operations including our frontline medical officers, nurses, pilots and mental health professionals
  • Administration including base managers, administration support
  • Marketing and fundraising
  • Human resources, finance, safety, quality and risk and Information communication technology

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Our Values The values that underpin the work we do include:

Care and Respect > For patients, employees, communities and cultures

Reliable & Dependable > Giving our best and fulfilling our promises

Safety & Quality > Continuous improvement through evidence based practices

Socially & Ethically Responsible > In all that we do

Collaboration > With teamwork, we can make an impact

Innovation > Encouraged and celebrated

Meet the Aeromedical Team

Our aeromedical teams consist of a Pilot, Flight Nurse and a Medical Officer, if required. To hear their stories and to find out more about each role....

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Meet the other Frontline Teams

Did you know we provide other comprehensive frontline services offering a number of programs to support individuals and communities in rural and remote Qld? Read more about our other frontline teams and some of their stories….

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Meet our Teams Behind The Scenes

Our people are our foundation. They exemplify the vision and values of the RFDS and are passionate about providing quality health care. Our Frontline teams can’t deliver the finest care without the support of our team behind the scenes.

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Employment @ RFDS - QLD

RFDS will provide you with the challenges and experiences that come with an innovative and industry leading organisation. There are many benefits when working with the RFDS....

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If you are keen to progress your career with an organisation that makes a real difference to all Australians apply now!


Scholarships (Qld)

The RFDS has always been committed to reducing shortages of health practitioners in remote and rural Australia. For many years RFDS Queensland Section has been offering a scholarship for midwives. There have been 20 new employees who came through this program and are now part of our crew.

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Student Placement

Student Placement (Qld)

The RFDS (Queensland Section) offers placement opportunities for university students studying for a Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Nursing. It welcomes the involvement of students and encourages the placement emphasis on rural, remote and indigenous health.

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Volunteers (Qld)

Not everyone is in the position to provide financial support when donating to a charity but we know your time and skills are just as valuable. From helping out at fundraising events to providing your professional services free of charge, or hand packing the mail, our volunteers help us keep costs down and productivity up.

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