What we do in VIC

In Victoria the Royal Flying Doctor Service works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.

Each year we come into contact with over 21,000 patients throughout Victoria, this includes primary health care transport by air or on the road.

We also provide non-emergency patient transport services on behalf of Ambulance Victoria out of our 13 bases located around Victoria, this service is also supported by our aircraft capability at Essendon Airport.

Flying Doctor First Aid

Every day lives are lost when people are injured and no one with them know first aid. Knowing what to do in an emergency could save a loved one's life.
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VIC Mobile Patient Care

RFDS Victoria provides non-emergency patient transport service, known as Mobile Patient Care. This service is a quality, efficient and caring patient transport services for people who need to travel to hospital or to specialist care. We provide these services from our 13 bases located throughout Victoria and is supported by our aircraft at Essendon Airport.

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Mobile Dental Care in VIC

Poor oral health can lead to serious health complications and in some parts of Victoria, it is the second leading cause of preventable hospital admissions. Working with a team of dentists and dental assistants the Flying Doctor Dental Clinic is a purpose built mobile dental van that provides treatment to small rural communities throughout Victoria where distance from a public dental clinic is greater than 50kms.

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Mobile Eye Care

For people in some rural communities, a visit to an eye specialist can be a lengthy journey. Our Mobile Eye Care program provides an eye clinic that travels to the regions of the Mallee, West Wimmera and East Gippsland and provides monthly visits in communities in these districts. This program is free and is delivered in partnership with the Australian College of Optometry, OneSight and local health services. It also provides outreach education about eye care for community groups in the region.

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Education in VIC

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria provides an Education program for Primary and Secondary students to learn all about the Flying Doctors. The Education program teaches students about the significant contribution the Royal Flying Doctor Service has made to Australia's history and educates them on the range of services the Flying Doctor provides 24/7 to people living, working and traveling through out Australia.

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Flying Doctor Telehealth services in VIC

The Flying Doctor Telehealth service connects patients in rural Victorian communities with specialists in Melbourne.

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Rural Women's GP Service in VIC

Often women prefer to consult with a female doctor for a range of health issues. RFDS Victoria provides a Rural Women's GP service in small communities in the North West, North East and South East of Victoria.

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Ground Crew

Join our Ground Crew and challenge yourself today. With every step you take and every drop of sweat you shed, you’ll be helping us save lives.
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Flying Doctor Larapinta Challenge 2017

Have you ever wanted to trek across the Red Centre, experiencing the diversity of desert habitats and learn the learn the unique history of Australia. The RFDS 2017 Larapinta Challenge is here! Join us in June 2017 knowing every step you take, you’re raising funds for the ‘Flying Doctor’!
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Horsham RFDS Base

Address

105a Osborne Road
Horsham VIC 3400

Horsham RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Horsham is one of these bases.

Melbourne RFDS Base

Address

162 Fulham Road
Alphington, VIC 3078

Melbourne RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Melbourne is one of these bases.

Ballarat RFDS Base

Address

2/890 Humffray Street South
Golden Point (Ballarat), Stepe 3356

Ballarat RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Ballarat is one of these bases.

Keilor East

Address

4 Slater Parade
Keilor East, VIC 3033​

Keilor East RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Keilor East is one of these bases.

Keysborough

Address

13 Arctic Court
Keysborough VIC 3173

Keysborough RFDS Road Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Keysborough is one of these bases.

Mildura RFDS Base

Address

2/302 Deakin Avenue
Mildura, VIC 3500

Mildura RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Mildura is one of these bases.

Sale RFDS Base

Address

219-225 Cunninghame St
Sale VIC 3850

Sale RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Sale is one of these bases.

Seymour RFDS Base

Address

9/22 Emily Street
Seymour VIC 3660

Seymour RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Seymour is one of these bases.

Shepparton RFDS Base

Address

78 Old Dookie Road
Shepparton, VIC 3630

Shepparton RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Shepparton is one of these bases.

Traralgon RFDS Base

Address

Factory 9, 29 Eastern Road
Traralgon, VIC 3844

Traralgon RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state.Traralgon is one of these bases.

Wangaratta RFDS Base

Address

Shed 2, 24 Gibson St
Wangaratta VIC 3677

Wangaratta RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Wangaratta is one of these bases.

Wodonga RFDS Base

Address

33 Leonard Street
Wodonga, VIC 3690

Wodonga RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Wodonga is one of these bases.

Wonthaggi RFDS Base

Address

36 Broome Crescent
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995

Wonthaggi RFDS Road Transport Base

RFDS Victoria operates several key services with mobile patient care road vehicles, from a number of bases located across the state. Wonthaggi is one of these bases.