Visit Us

The RFDS have a number of tourist centres around the country where you can visit to learn more about the work of the Flying Doctor. By visiting one of our tourist facilities you are supporting the work of the RFDS. 

RFDS tourist centres provide a varity of interactive experiences where you can see what happens at a working RFDS base, learn about the rich history of the world's first aeromedical organisation and find out more about how the Flying Doctor supports over 1000 country Australians everyday. 

Click on the map below to find out more about visitors centres near you. 

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Darwin Tourist Facility

Address

39 Stokes Hill Road
Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT 0800

Telephone

(08) 8983 5700

Email

rfdsdarwin@flyingdoctor.net

RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility brings together two iconic Australian stories: the history of the RFDS and the Bombing of Darwin in 1942. Visitors will be taken into another world with the latest virtual reality and holographic technology. Located at Darwin's historic Stokes Hill Wharf, the facility is operated by the RFDS in partnership with NT Tourism.

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Dubbo Visitor Experience

Take off with the Flying Doctor Visitor Experience

Address

21 Judy Jakins Drive,
Dubbo NSW 2830

Telephone

1800 VISITRFDS or 1800 847 487

Email

dubboenquiries@rfdsse.org.au

Dubbo Visitor Experience

The brand new Dubbo Visitor Experience is an interactive exploration of the world of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and outback communities. Live each moment as we deliver urgent medical care across a 7.69 million square km ‘waiting room’ - the Australian outback.

See through the eyes of unique outback characters and communities. Experience their stories and challenges across the vast Australian remote areas - as if you’re right there. Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality and the Visitor Experience showcases over 80 years of remarkable outback history.

All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work.

Visit the website: dubbo.experience.flyingdoctor.org.au

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Broken Hill Outback Heritage Experience


Opening Hours:

Open 7 days, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 10am-4pm.

Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day,  Australia Day and ANZAC Day half day from 12pm-5pm/3pm.

Adults $12.50

Students aged 13 +: $10.00

Family: $32.00 (i.e. 2 Adults and 2 children under 12)

Child: $6.00 (i.e. aged 5-12)

Group Bookings of 10 or more $10.00 per person.

Address

RFDS, Bruce Langford Visitor Centre
Airport Road, Broken Hill, NSW, 2880.

Telephone

08 8080 3714

Email

tourbookings@rfdsse.org.au

Royal Flying Doctor Outback Heritage Experience, Broken Hill

We're excited to be back open on the 6th of July and are ready for your visit! 

Plan your adventure and visit the Broken Hill Outback Heritage Experience. Come and see our interactive museum that celebrates the history of the Flying Doctor, including its doctors, pilots and nurses. 

Uniquely located within a working RFDS base and airport, visitors can also tour the base, view the aircraft in the hangar, explore the Mantle of Safety Museum, and watch a film in 44 seat theatre.

Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality. The Broken Hill Base is unique because it is one of the only working RFDS bases, located at an airport, open to the public daily. Visitors can tour the Base and explore the Mantle of Safety Museum which showcases over 80 years of remarkable outback history.

All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work.

Visit the website: brokenhill.experience.flyingdoctor.org.au/

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Charleville RFDS Visitor Centre

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4.30

Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm

Sunday: 10am to 4.30pm

Address

John Flynn Way
Charleville QLD 4470.

Telephone

07 4654 1233

Fax

07 4654 1629

Email

rfds_cvl@rfdsqld.com.au

Our Charleville Visitor Centre is now open on weekends!

Come and learn about the work of the Flying Doctor at our Charleville Visitor Centre. 

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RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility

Address

8-10 Stuart Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870

Telephone

08 8958 8411

Fax

08 8958 8490

Email

reservations@flyingdoctor.net

RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility

The RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility is a leading tourist attraction in Central Australia. Set in the original 1939 heritage building which housed the first RFDS Alice Springs Base radio operator, it features a life-size hologram of RFDS founder Reverend John Flynn who takes visitors through the history of the Flying Doctor from 1928 until the present. It also has a café and DocShop.

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Stockman's Hall of Fame

Opening hours

The Stockman's Hall of Fame is open from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. during the tourist season.

Address

137 B and C Eagle Street
Longreach QLD 4730

Telephone

07 4652 5800

Fax

07 4652 5899

Email

rfds_lng@rfdsqld.com.au

When entering the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame visitors will be greeted with an original RFDS aircraft, a Queen Air built in 1977 now meticulously restored and suspended in the atrium of the Hall.
Gallery 4 at the Hall of Fame is devoted to the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service with displays of radio and medical equipment from across the years. It also shows how the Flying Doctor works in the 21st century.

A highlight of the visitor centre is the full-size cutaway representation of a Beechcraft King Air B200, with the medical equipment that makes it a flying intensive care unit. You can even take a selfie in the pilot's seat. The display includes a number of interactive and audio visual features as well as sections on the Flying Doctor's medical, aviation and communication history. RFDS souvenirs can be purchased in the gift shop.

Did you know there are a number of other sites you can visit to learn more about the story of the Flying Doctor? 

John Flynns Grave, Alice Springs

National Museum of Australia, Canberra

School of the Air, Alice Springs

Jimmy Darcy Grave, Halls Creek

John Flynn Place Museum, Cloncurry

Got a long drive ahead of you? Make sure you download the Flying Doctor Podcast to keep you company. In this podcast, we talk to real patients and their families about mateship, life in the bush, and the role that the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in servicing rural communities.