What we do in WA

The RFDS in Western Australia provides aero medical and primary health care to our vast 2.5 million square kilometre state. The RFDS in WA has 6 facilities located in Jandakot, Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra, Port Hedland, Derby and Broome and 15 aircraft, consisting of 14 Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and a Hawker 800XP Jet, otherwise known as the Rio Tinto LifeFlight Jet at a facility at Perth Airport.

We assist almost 70,000 people in WA every year through aero medical retrievals and transfers, remote healthcare clinics and our telehealth service.

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Latest news stories

Completion of new hangar brings Flying Doctor transformation one step closer

15 Mar 2017

Construction of the Royal Flying Doctor Service's impressive new hangar at Jandakot has been completed, future-proofing the organisation's world-leading aero medical, aviation and engineering capabilities for the next generation.

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Sam Walsh announced as Chair Elect of Royal Flying Doctor Service WA Board

24 Feb 2017

​​Former Rio Tinto CEO, and Order of Australia recipient, Sam Walsh will be joining the prestigious Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA) Board as Chairman Elect, succeedingthe current Chairman Neville Bassett AM, who retires in October after 27 years as a Board member.

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Jandakot RFDS Base

Address

3 Eagle Drive
Jandakot WA 6164

Telephone

08 9417 6300

Fax

08 9417 6308

Email

westops@rfdswa.com.au

Jandakot RFDS Base

The Jandakot base was established in 1964 and is located at Jandakot Airport, the second busiest airport in the Southern Hemisphere. Jandakot is the primary transfer base in WA, with administrative offices, state wide coordination centre, training facilities for nurses, doctors and pilots, an engineering hangar and patient transfer facilities. As the primary transfer base, Jandakot receives patients from all over the state, and performs patient repatriation to remote locations around WA.

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Broome RFDS Base

Address

Gus Winckel Drive
Broome WA 6725

Telephone

08 9138 7300

Fax

08 9138 7305

The Broome facilities were established in 2016 and are the first new facilities in Western Australia in 50 years. The facilities are located at the Broome International Airport on Gus Winckel Drive. The demand for our services has steadily increased over the past five years in the Kimberley region, and the Broome facilities will ensure that we can continue to meet the increasing and changing patient demand for our aero medical services in the north of our state. With two hangars, a state of the art patient treatment centre and administrative offices our Broome facilities are in place to bolster our capability and increase efficiency.

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Derby RFDS Base

Address

143 Derby Airport Road
Derby, WA 6728

Telephone

08 9191 0200

Fax

08 9191 0209

Derby RFDS Base

Established in 1955, the Derby base is located at Derby Airport in the Kimberley, 2643km from Perth. The base has recently undergone a redevelopment to bring administrative staff (previously located on Loch St in town) together with the operational staff, with administrative facilities, a conference room, clinical consulting room and hangar being constructed.

The Derby base performs emergency transfers to Derby District Hospital, inter hospital transfers to Perth and health clinics for the community.

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Kalgoorlie RFDS Base

Address

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Telephone

08 9093 7500

Fax

08 9093 7509

Kalgoorlie RFDS Base

The Kalgoorlie Base was established in 1937. Located at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport in the Goldfields, 596km from Perth, the Kalgoorlie Base maintains an administration office, a visitor centre and hangar facilities. The base conducts regular tours for tourists and visitors and runs a busy operation servicing the goldfields and beyond.

Kalgoorlie operates emergency transfers to Kalgoorlie District Hospital, inter hospital transfers to Perth, health clinics from Kalgoorlie to Eucla along the Eyre Highway and fundraising, tours and merchandise at the visitor centre and shop.

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Meekatharra RFDS Base

Address

Meekatharra Airport
Meekatharra WA 6642

Telephone

08 9980 0550

Fax

08 9981 1260

Meekatharra RFDS Base

The Meekatharra base was established in 1945 and is located 760km from Perth at the Meekatharra Airport. The base was built in Perth and transported to Meekatharra where it was installed adjacent to the RFDS hangar facilities at the airport.

The base conducts emergency transfers to Meekatharra District Hospital, inter hospital transfers to Perth and fortnightly primary health clinics in the Mid West and Gascoyne regions.

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Port Hedland RFDS Base

Address

Waldron Road
Port Hedland WA 6721

Telephone

08 9172 0700

Fax

08 9172 0709

Port Hedland RFDS Base

The Port Hedland base was established in 1935. Located at the Port Hedland Airport in the Pilbara, 1,700km from Perth, this base operates emergency transfers to Hedland Health Campus; inter hospital transfers to Perth and primary health clinics to the Pilbara regions.

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Kalgoorlie RFDS Visitor Centre

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday (except public holidays) 10am-3.00pm, with guided tours daily at 10.15am.

Address

Kalgoorlie- Boulder Airport
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Telephone

08 9093 7595

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre provides a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the internationally renowned work of Australia's flying doctors, nurses and pilots at a busy regional base in Western Australia. Each year we welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world, many of whom become our friends and supporters as they learn more about the unique range of health and medical services in rural and remote regions.

Our Visitor Centre incorporates fascinating interactive displays, the Roger Waller Theatre, where you can listen to a talk, view an RFDS DVD and understand more about our history and our future, and the Doc Shop where you can purchase RFDS merchandise and mementos.

The RFDS Auxiliary Garden is near the entry to the Visitor Centre and is equipped with park benches and BBQ facilities for visitors.

When you're next in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields, come and see us! We're just a short walk from the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport terminal. We're open Monday – Friday (except public holidays) from 10am-3.00pm with guided tours daily at 10.15am.