Island Resilience

To the remote community of Galiwin'ku, it’s about keeping each other safe from COVID-19.

RFDS vaccinations Galiwin'ku

On the remote island community of Galiwin’ku in the Top End, the RFDS and local Aboriginal health workers have been out and about in a rugged four-wheel drive, affectionately known as the “Vaxy Taxi”, encouraging the local community to get COVID-19 vaccinated.

Located 520 kilometres north-east of Darwin, Galiwin’ku is only accessible by plane or boat and is home to a seasonal population of more than 2,000 people.

Since September 2021, Flying Doctor crews have been flying in and delivering vaccines to the community in partnership with Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation.

Hop aboard the Galiwin’ku “Vaxy Taxi” and go behind the scenes with the team.