The RFDS in SA/NT

What we do in Central

At the Royal Flying Doctor Service in South Australia & Northern Territory (Central Operations), every day we assist around 100 patients, be it an aeromedical evacuation, a GP and Community Health Nurse clinic, a telehealth call, a mental health or oral health clinic, or a child's immunisation. From our four aeromedical bases at Darwin, Alice Springs, Port Augusta, and Adelaide, and our health services staffed by Remote Area Nurses in Marree, Andamooka and Marla, RFDS Central Operations assists over 50,000 patients every year - that's one patient every 20 minutes!

RFDS Central Operations has been in existence since 1939 and is a key player in the delivery of 24/7 emergency aeromedical and essential primary health care services to people living, working and travelling in rural and remote South and Central Australia. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and while we receive support from Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, the RFDS relies on fundraising and donations to bridge the gap in operational funding, and to finance its capital-raising program for replacement aircraft, medical equipment and other major capital initiatives.

What we do

Latest news stories

COVID-19 vaccination

RFDS ‘rolls up’ for COVID-19 vaccinations in outback SA

29 Jun 2021

RFDS clinicians have this week launched its COVID-19 vaccination program at 14 locations across outback South Australia.

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2021 Wings For Life Gala raises $300,000

CLUB CABARET wows the crowds

23 Jun 2021

The annual RFDS ‘Wings For Life’ Gala hosted in South Australia was the hottest ticket in town last Saturday, with 900 guests immersing themselves in the glitz and glamour of the 2021 theme – CLUB CABARET.

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