As a not-for-profit aeromedical organisation, we rely on your help and generosity to keep the Flying Doctor flying.
The RFDS owes its existence to thousands of Australians. More than 1900 work for us, thousands more volunteer, and the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments fund us generously. Yet it is probably individuals who decide to donate to us, either in small amounts from their own pocket, or in larger amounts through corporate pockets, that really help the RFDS to overcome barriers to access health care. We hope individuals will continue to support the RFDS, so we can continue to do the vital work to support those that live in country Australia.
Graphic: Flight Nurse prepares inflight infusion
Where your money goes
We need a wide range of the latest medical equipment to continue providing the best aeromedical service in the world.
Your donation purchases vital, but expensive, equipment including:
- Foetal heart monitors
- Defibrillators to re-start a failed heart
Graphic: Take off into sunset
Your donation buys aircraft to keep us flying. Our aircraft are among the safest in the world and fly more than 7 million kilometres in their lifetime!
But after 20 years of hard work, they need to be replaced. Our fleet include aircraft used in air ambulance services.