What we do in Tasmania

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RFDS Tasmania delivers a range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians, including an award-winning dental outreach program and mental and physical health programs that are all provided free of charge.

Our mobile and visiting dental care services are currently operating on King Island and at clinics on the north-west and east coasts.

Our primary health services are delivered in 11 LGAs on the east and west coasts, north, north-east coast, Tasman, Bruny Island and Huon Valley.  These include mobile youth mental health services on the east and west coasts, Meander Valley, Central Highlands and Northern Midlands.

Non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) services are delivered from the base at Launceston Airport.  Meanwhile, our education and scholarship programs give young people learning experiences that stay with them for life.

In addition, we support RFDS South Eastern Section who, in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania, fills the vital role of providing emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.

The aero-medical services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with more than 2300 flights per year between airstrips on King, Flinders and Cape Barren Islands and at Queenstown, Wynyard, Burnie, Devonport, Smithton, St Helens, Launceston, Hobart and Melbourne.

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Latest news stories

Education tour lands in Tasmania

16 Oct 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Look! Up in the Sky (LUITS) educational program has been embraced by Tasmanian schools in a year largely devoid of special activities and is set to spread its wings from Monday, October 19 to November 13 with 68 sessions booked at 14 schools statewide.

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Pilot's World War II mission remembered

01 Sep 2020

It’s been 75 years since World War II ended on September 2, 1945, and the deadliest military conflict in history had few positives emerge from its horrors. However two advancements, one in the medical field and one in education, are both connected to the RFDS.

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