The RFDS in VIC

Mobile Eye Care

Flying Doctor Eye Care announcement: Please note that there have been disruptions to our Eye Care service in 2020 due to Covid-19. Service is scheduled to resume in November 2020 on a limited schedule, with the intention for normal service to resume in 2021.

We will be sure to stay in touch with our local partner clinics and the communities we serve in relation to any further service updates. Thank you for your understanding.


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 aims to provide an annual visit to communities in these districts. This eye examination is billed to Medicare, and is delivered in partnership with the Australian College of Optometry and local health services.

The communities reached by this service include:

Ouyen
Sea Lake
Underbool
Murrayville
Gelantipy
Dargo
Ensay
Cann River
Goongerah
Goroke
Kaniva
Rainbow
Jeparit
Birchip
Donald

Refer to The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights for information about the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system.

For enquiries relating to Mobile Eye Care in Victoria - including booking appointments - please call (03) 8412 0444