Your Flying Doctor has its arms stretched out wide for Australians – not only in an emergency but for 'whole of life' care. 

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Meet Richard Hobbs

Down To The Wire

A devastating fall from a ladder while on a job 540km north of Adelaide became a race against time for carpenter Richard Hobbs.

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Badly Broken, Barely Breathing

Badly Broken, Barely Breathing

When Phil Eley’s motorbike adventure went horribly wrong in the middle of outback Australia, his friends at the scene feared the worst.

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Remote Rescue

Remote Rescue

Young Sonny Driver was enjoying life on his family NT cattle station, when a serious injury threatened to change his life forever.

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Rural Mum's Rare Scare

Rural Mum's Rare Scare

Pregnant with her second child, Anna Nunn was busy working on Wooltana Station in SA’s Far North when she received a distressing diagnosis.

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RFDS Central Operations

A Rural Lifeline

As increasing emotional stress pushed outback station owner Jo French to breaking point, her family made a life-saving phone call.

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Island Resilience

Island Resilience

On the remote island of Galiwin’ku in the Top End, the Flying Doctor has been busy working with the community to combat COVID-19.

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Caring for Australians, from the ground up
RFDS Central Operations Aeromedical Retrieval

Meet Dr James

Dr James Padley sees first-hand how families and communities rally in times of emergency. He is part of the Flying Doctor crew airlifting more than 9,000 South Australians and Northern Territorians every year.

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Primary Health Care RFDS Central Operations

Meet Kirsty

Raising four kids, two litters of puppies and 5,500 head of cattle on more than 8,000sq km of pastoral property adds up to a remarkable life for Kirsty and Cameron Williams, RFDS clients living on The Peake Station in SA's Far North.

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Oral Health Care RFDS Central Operations

Meet Monica

In the NT community of Kintore, RFDS dentists are known as "Katiti Doctors" – Tooth Doctors. Monica Robinson is one of Kintore's community leaders helping to bring best-practice oral health care to the bush.

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Mental Health RFDS Central Operations

Meet Justine

Mental Health Clinician Justine Cooney helps remote residents access short-term assistance during tough times and longer-term support to manage conditions like anxiety and depression.

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Midwifery RFDS Central Operations

Meet Louise

As her young family grows, so does Louise Kohler's connection with RFDS Midwives. Louise's home is Mt Sarah Station, located 75km north of Oodnadatta, SA – "Australia's hottest town".

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Vaccination Clinics RFDS Central Operations

Meet Richard

By day, Richard runs the petrol station at Glendambo, a busy pitstop on the Stuart Highway. Visiting an RFDS pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic saves him an eight-hour round trip.

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