Flying Doctor Day


On 17 May we’re celebrating the 95th anniversary of the very first Flying Doctor flight in 1928 – and we would love your help to spread the word and celebrate with us!

We’re on a mission to ensure we can continue to bring the finest medical care to all Western Australians who live, work or travel throughout our great State. But we know we can’t do this without you.

We’re there for you 24/7 but we need your help to continue our lifesaving work across Western Australia. We rely on the generosity of the WA community to keep our planes in the air. This Flying Doctor Day, you can make a difference by helping us raise much needed funds.

​A special welcome aboard to our matched giving partners for 2023 CBH Group, IGO Limited, Roy Hill and Sandfire Resources Limited.

Contact us about how you can get involved in Flying Doctor Day in 2023 by emailing 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Matched Giving Partners 2022

What we are fundraising for

This Flying Doctor Day, we aim to raise vital funds to help us purchase lifesaving equipment for our aircraft fleet.

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Become a fundraising champion

Becoming a fundraising champion is one of the most impactful ways you can help because it will inspire your network to get on board and donate too.

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Flying Doctor Socks

Grab a pair of our brand new Flying Doctor Socks to show your support. Wear them to work, wear them to play, wear them all day on Flying Doctor Day!

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We can’t do it alone – we need your help to spread the word this Flying Doctor Day. Download and share our campaign artwork and other assets to help our appeal fly!

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Take part in a Paper Plane Challenge

Here is an easy and fun way for you to fundraise at your school or workplace to help fly us further. You're one click away to securing your school or corporate pack! Don't forget to send us photos.

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WA Landmarks light up for RFDS

WA landmarks across the State will light up in red and blue on 17 May to encourage Western Australians to support the service. Find out the locations across the State who are lighting up for the RFDS!

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Our impact in WA

We are busier than ever, with 9,465 patient retrievals across WA in 2022. Our service is critical to those who live, work and travel across our great state.

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What is Flying Doctor Day

Flying Doctor Day marks the anniversary of the first flight of our service on 17 May 1928!

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