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.

A mother’s worst nightmare

What started out like a normal day for mother of four Susan Thorne, would later be one she remembers as “the worst day of our lives”.
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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 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 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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A Fortunate Life

When 73 year-old Paula Lewington first saw floating black spots in front of her eyes, she knew something was wrong.
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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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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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Flying Doctor Psychological Services

The Flying Doctor Psychological Service is delivered in partnership with Gippsland Primary Health Network, and enables patients to access appointments with a mental health professional through their local bush nursing centers.

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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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Fast First Aid booklet

​Every day, lives are lost when people are injured and no one with them knows first aid.
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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.

Alphington RFDS Road Base

Address

349 Darebin Road, Thornbury

Alphington RFDS Road Base 

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

Ballarat RFDS Base

Address

2/890 Humffray Street,
South Ballarat

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

Tandou Building, Allan Mathews Drive
Mildura Airport

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.

Morwell RFDS Road Base

Address

Suite 2 (Dr Anthony Boers), Maryvale Medical Centre
286 Maryvale Road, Morwell

Morwell 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. 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 Office

Address

219-225 Cunninghame Street, Sale

Sale 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

Address

Sale Oval
63 Palmerston Street, Sale

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.

Shepparton RFDS Base

Address

Shepparton Women's Health Clinic
104 Corio Road, Shepparton

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.

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

Murray Valley Private

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 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.

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