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 more than 80,000 patients throughout Victoria through primary health care services and transports by air or road. Click here to see our current service locations.

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

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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 Event Care

RFDS Victoria provides a Mobile Event Care service that is medical support service for event organisers and patrons attending events through Victoria. We employ a range of dedicated and highly qualified first aid responders, paramedics, nurses and doctors specifically for our event medical support teams, as well as drawing on our extensive pool of Patient Transport Officers and Ambulance Transport Attendants from our Mobile Patient Care service.

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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

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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Speech Therapy

The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Robinvale District Health Service and Mallee Track Health & Community Service are working in partnership to support children aged 0–12 years in accessing local speech therapy services.

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Community Transport

RFDS Victoria has partnered with Heathcote Health to provide a community transport service for the Heathcote region.

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Flying Doctor Telehealth

The Flying Doctor Telehealth service connects patients in rural Victorian communities with specialist appointments online via a video call. Specialists are located in Melbourne and some surrounding major towns and cities.

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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 is a barrier to access.

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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 Wellbeing

The Flying Doctor provides free access to mental health and wellbeing services in several areas across Victoria. This is a confidential support service that helps you connect to mental health professionals to help you through tough times.

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Rural Women's GP Service

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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Bairnsdale RFDS Base

Address

Unit 1, 10 Rovan Place
Bairnsdale

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

Bankstown RFDS Base

Address

Vega Crescent, Bankstown Aerodrome
Bankstown, NSW 2200

Bankstown 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 and, in some instances, beyond. Bankstown is one of our NSW bases. 

Bendigo RFDS Base

Address

Southpark Lot 10A, 21C Trantara Court
East Bendigo, 3550

Bendigo 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. Bendigo is one of these bases.

Echuca RFDS Base

Address

Echuca Regional Hospital, 226 Service Street
Echuca, 3564

Echuca 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. Echuca is one of these bases.

Essendon RFDS Air Base

Address

Nomad Road
Essendon Fields

Essendon RFDS Air Base
Essendon Fields is home to the RFDS Victoria air base.

Essendon RFDS Base

Address

225 Lionel Street
Essendon Fields

Essendon 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. Essendon is one of these bases.

Horsham RFDS Base

Address

105a Osborne Road
Horsham, 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.

Kyneton RFDS Base

Address

Kyneton Regional Hospital, 7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive
Kyneton, 3444

Kyneton 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. Kyneton is one of these bases.

Launceston RFDS Base

Address

Building 85, Launceston Airport, 305 Evandale Road
Western Junction, TA 7212

Launceston 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 and, in some instances, beyond. Launceston are our Tasmanian base. 

Mildura RFDS Base

Address

31 Alan Mathews Drive
Mildura, 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.

Mitcham RFDS Base

Address

3/8-12 Simla Street
Mitcham, 3132

Mitcham 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.

Morwell RFDS Base

Address

525 Princes Drive
Morwell

Morwell RFDS Base

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

Richmond HO

Address

1/345 Bridge Road, Richmond

Richmond Head Office

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

Sale RFDS Base / Office

Address

Sale Oval
63 Palmerston Street, Sale

Sale RFDS Base / Office 

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.

Shepparton RFDS Base

Address

100 -104 Corio Street
Branditt, Shepparton 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.

Stawell RFDS Base

Address

27-29 Sloane Street
Stawell, 3380

Stawell 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. Stawell is one of these bases.

Tamworth RFDS Base

Address

2-6 Dean Street
North Tamworth, NSW 2340

Tamworth 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 and, in some instances, beyond. Tamworth is one of our NSW bases.

Taree RFDS Base

Address

2 Portoroo Drive
Taree, 2340

Taree 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 and, in some instances, beyond. Taree is one of our NSW bases.

Wangaratta RFDS Base

Address

Unit 2, 24 Gibson Street
Wangaratta, 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.

Warragul RFDS Base

Address

71 Korumburra - Warragul Road
Warragul

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

Warrnambool RFDS Base

Address

10 Hopkins Road
Warrnambool, 3280

Warrnambool 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. Warrnambool is one of these bases.

Wodonga RFDS Base

Address

Murray Valley Private Hospital, Nordsvan Drive
West Wodonga, 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

2/6 Cyclone Street
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995

Wonthaggi RFDS 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.

Wollongong RFDS Base

Address

1 Suttor Place
Figtree, NSW 2525

Wollongong 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 and, in some instances, beyond. Wollongong is one of our NSW bases.