The RFDS in VIC

What We Do

From patient transports by air and by road to primary health services reaching the furthest corners of our state, RFDS Victoria ensures that great health care is accessible to all, no matter where you live.

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Mobile Patient Care

With a fleet of more than 100 road vehicles and a Beechcraft King Air aircraft, we provide vital patient transport services across Victoria and New South Wales.

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Mobile Event Care

RFDS Victoria provides a medical support services for event organisers and patrons attending events throughout Victoria.

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Mobile Dental Clinic

In partnership with Dental Health Services Victoria, Flying Doctor Dental provides examinations, oral health promotion and treatment services via purpose-built dental trucks and fixed clinics in rural and remote communities across Victoria.

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Flying Doctor Telehealth

Supporting rural patients with complex or chronic health needs, Flying Doctor Telehealth allows patients to have a 100% bulk-billed appointment with their specialist via a secure video link, thereby reducing the time and burden of travelling long distances.

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Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Language delay during early childhood can have a long-term impact; affecting literacy, quality of life, mental health and social opportunity. Flying Doctor Speech Therapy ensures there are dedicated services for children in communities of need across western Victoria.

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Community Transport

RFDS Victoria partners with local health services to provide a free community transport service for community members to access their health appointments and planned social support groups.

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Mobile Eye Care

In partnership with the Australian College of Optometry, Flying Doctor Eye Care provides eye exams, referrals and dispensing of glasses to communities who would otherwise have to travel to access essential eye care.

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Rural Women's GP service

The Rural Women's GP service brings female GPs to small communities across Victoria, ensuring patients have gender choice when it comes to their doctor.

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Education Program

RFDS Victoria provides an Education Program for school students across the state to learn about the Flying Doctor, and allows students to explore a life sized flight simulator.

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Flying Doctor Wellbeing

Flying Doctor Wellbeing

Utilising travelling clinicians, telehealth and phone consultations, Flying Doctor Wellbeing provides access to free mental health and wellbeing services for people living in remote and rural communities.

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Quality & Safety 

RFDS Victoria is committed to providing excellent care – no matter where you live.

If you'd like to provide feedback, download resources or learn more about the work our dedicated Quality & Safety team do, please see here