The RFDS in TAS

Based at Launceston Airport, Western Junction, RFDS Tasmania was officially formed on September 12, 1960, and has steadily grown over the past 60 years from a solely aeromedical service into a holistic health care provider servicing almost every municipality in the state.

With the aim of tackling chronic disease and reducing the rate of hospital admissions 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 health and physical health programs that are all provided free of charge.

Partially funded by Federal and State Government, we rely heavily on fundraising and bequests to make our many and varied health programs viable.

We also have a team of volunteers dedicated to helping us achieve our goals.

RFDS Tasmania is accredited against the National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standards and certified against the National Mental Health Standards.

We are one of six RFDS operating sections – Central Operations, Queensland Section, South Eastern Section, Tasmania Section, Victoria Section and Western Operations, which make up RFDS Australia - Australia's most reputable charity (Reptrack Charity Survey 2021) and Australia's Most Trust Charity (Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Survey 2021).