What we do in Tasmania

rural scene

RFDS Tasmania (South Eastern Section) works in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania to fill the vital role  of providing emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.

We deliver a broad 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 programmes that are all provided free of charge.

The RFDS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and Tasmania's plane makes more than 1200 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.

Life in the balance for baby Jenson

This tiny baby boy was born four months premature and a long way from home - but the RFDS provided special transportation.
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AEROMEDICAL SUPPORT
PATIENT TRANSPORT (ROAD)
MOBILE DENTISTRY
PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
EDUCATION

MOUNTAIN BIKE RAFFLE - the winners have been drawn

When

28 Jun 2019 13:00-13:30

Where

Sprung MTB Launceston

Who

1st prize: Sarah Diprose, Launceston, TAS, 2nd prize: Craig Maltman, Lake Cathie, NSW. 3rd prize: Charles Lord, Launceston TAS
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Cardiac patient baby Scarlett Morgan

Saving baby Scarlett

“In less than 24 hours we went from ‘your little girl has pneumonia’ to ‘she needs open-heart surgery - now.'”

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Help keep the Flying Doctor Service in the air and on the ground.

Every amount donated, whether large or small helps keep RFDS Tasmania working towards a healthier future for all, but especially, rural and remote Tasmanians. Donate here or call us today on (03) 6391 0509

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Latest news stories

2019 DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN

01 Jul 2019

The John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship was established by Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in 2006 for dental assistants who are studying with TasTAFE in Certificate III. Could this opportunity help your career take flight?

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Hobart office opened by Governor

12 Feb 2019

We've spread our wings! View photos of the grand Hobart Office opening ceremony at Government House and meet our latest scholarship recipient and two terrific long-term donors.

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