What we do in Tasmania

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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.


Maddison at school in hospital

Ready to go for Maddison

“I’m just so thankful that the Flying Doctor has been there to help Maddison get the treatment she’s needed,” says Vanessa.
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When every second counts

The Fisk family never thought they would need the Royal Flying Doctor Service. After all, they are a young healthy family living in Rockhampton and only a 20 minute drive from two large hospitals. They are hardly the rural property owners that most people expect to need the RFDS. However, on 20th November 2012 the RFDS was tasked with the emergency transfer of 12 day old Annabelle Fisk and her mother, Belinda Fisk.

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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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