What we do

The generosity of our supporters has enabled RFDS Tasmania to purchase specialist medical equipment and ancillary aviation equipment for the aircraft and build patient transfer shelters at regional airports around the state.

We are engaged in the provision of dental services on Flinders Island and provide annual scholarships for medical, dental and nursing students. With support, we deliver an educational program for primary school students and fund important research to advance the long-term health of Tasmanians.

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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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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Dental Care RFDS Tas

Dental Care in TAS

Good oral health is important to overall health, unfortunately access to oral health services and dental treatments can be particularly difficult for Tasmanians living in rural and remote areas across Tasmania. RFDS Tasmania are now able to deliver dental services via our team of dental professionals in a mobile dental setting to provide clinics to small rural communities throughout Tasmania where distance can be difficult.

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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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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.

Mobile Patient Care Tasmania