What we do in Tasmania

RFDS Tasmania supports the aeromedical service and reaches out to communities to deliver a broad range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians.

In Tasmania, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) South Eastern Section works in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania to fill the vital role in the delivery of essential health care services by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.

The RFDS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide Tasmanians with services which include emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers to take patients to the specialist care they need.

Graphic: people trekking Cradle Mountain Tasmania

RFDS Cradle Mountain Trek, 2018


31 Oct - 5 Nov 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania


RFDS and Inspired Adentures
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Di Murphy RFDS, Lottie Birley, Madeleine Tatnell and Ruby Tatnell

Primary Health Care in TAS

The vision of RFDS Tasmania is to improve health outcomes for all Tasmanians with a specific focus on remote and rural areas.

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The RFDS Tasmania Launceston Hangar

Supporting aeromedical services

RFDS Tasmania supports the aeromedical service delivered by RFDS South Eastern Section by providing the hangar facilities, patient transfer facilities and medical and aviation equipment.

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Mobile Patient Care TAS

Mobile Patient Care TAS

RFDS Tasmania provides non-emergency patient transport, known as Mobile Patient Care from our base located at Launceston Airport. The service is also supported by our aircraft at Essendon Airport for interstate non-emergency patient transport, providing seamless transition from bed-to-bed across the Bass Strait whilst maintaining continuity of patient care.

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Lucy O'Connor and Bridget Marshall, Avoca Primary School enjoying the simulator experience

Education in TAS

Look! Up in the Sky is an innovative education program designed to raise awareness and understanding of the RFDS by teaching staff, students and their parents in primary schools.

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Right as Rain

Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania is working with existing services and community partners to improve health outcomes by focusing on health promotion, prevention and early detection. Right as Rain has been developed to address the specific health needs of individual communities.

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Latest news stories

New Dentist for the RFDS in Tasmania

22 Nov 2017

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RFDS selected as finalist in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Business Excellence Awards

25 Aug 2017

Congratulations to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania! They have been selected as finalists in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Business Excellence Awards!

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