The RFDS in WA

Leave a Gift in your Will

Help the Flying Doctor in WA continue to save lives

Today, Gifts in Wills to the Flying Doctor are one of our greatest sources of funding. As we look to the future, the needs will continue to grow in both the services we provide and the way in which they are delivered. Whether large or small, every Gift is greatly valued because it will help us have a positive impact on someone's life and in doing so provide the greatest gift.

The generosity of our loyal supporters make it possible for us to bring medical care and attention to those who need it wherever they are. A Gift in your Will to the Flying Doctor in WA will help us continue to grow and innovate to benefit all who live, work and travel across WA. 

Through your generous Gift, you will be welcomed as a member of the Robin Miller Society and share a unique bond with those who stand beside you in making a difference.

Graphic: Robin Miller gave her life to the service of others

Welcoming you to
The Robin Miller Society


Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) is proud to announce the launch of The Robin Miller Society to acknowledge and steward generous donors who have left us a Gift in their Will. 

Established in honour of Western Australia's iconic Sugarbird Lady, The Robin Miller Society seeks to unite a community of like-minded individuals who share a common wish to leave a positive legacy for regional Western Australia and a commitment to the Flying Doctor in WA.

If you have already left us a Gift in your Will or are interested in doing so, we would be delighted to welcome you as a founding member of the Robin Miller Society. Please contact RFDS Western Operations Philanthropy Manager Mr Matthew Correia on (08) 9417 6400 or matthew.correia@rfdswa.com.au if you would like information on how to leave a Gift in your Will. Your enquiry and details will be treated in the strictest confidence and without any obligation.

As a member of the Robin Miller Society and in acknowledging your vital contribution, you will receive;

  • A commemorative lapel pin;
  • A personalised certificate of appreciation; 
  • Invitations to special events; and 
  • Our annual impact report. 

Click to view The Robin Miller Society brochure 

Robin Miller

Robin Miller was a lauded WA pilot and nurse who gave her life to the service of others and believed that anyone, no matter where they lived, should have access to essential healthcare.

Robin travelled far and wide across the northern regions of WA to bring modern medicine to regional and remote communities and was named the 'Sugarbird Lady' by outback Aboriginal children during her work combating polio. 

She made 450 visits to remote towns and communities, flew more than 43,000 miles (69,200kms) to administer more than 37,000 polio vaccine doses on sugar cubes. 

Robin miller gave her life to the service of others

Her legacy lives on in the health programs that continue to be delivered by the Flying Doctor in regional WA today and a replica of her aircraft 'The Sugarbird Lady' stands in front of the RFDS Jandakot base as a proud memorial.

As always, the Flying Doctor is response ready 24 hours a day for health emergencies across Western Australia – which is the largest health jurisdiction in the world!

Our doctors, nurses, pilots and all the Flying Doctor team pride ourselves on providing the finest care – no matter where in WA. 

Each of our aircraft are ‘intensive care units’ in the sky and each day we provide life-saving care, transfer patients between hospitals, deliver supplies and medical chests to isolated communities, conduct telehealth consultations, host free GP clinics and dental services and provide primary healthcare in Aboriginal communities across the regions.

Your generosity and planning really does make a difference to our aeromedical charity, enabling us to innovate and grow to benefit all who live, work and travel across our great state. 

Our suggested wording for your Will 

We recommend you seek professional advice when preparing or making changes to your Will to ensure that your wishes are clearly and legally stated. 

If you choose to nominate Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) as a beneficiary in your will, you can choose to leave a sum of money, a proportion of your estate or leave a residual gift. 

To leave a sum of money to RFDS (Western Operations) 

    • I give to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) ABN: 29 067 077 696 the sum of ......dollars ($.....) free from all duties or other taxes, whether State or Federal, to the applied towards or used for the benefit of the service.

    To leave a proportion of your estate to RFDS (Western Operations)

    • I give to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) ABN: 29 067 077 696 [insert percentage amount] percent of my estate to be applied towards or used for the benefit of the service. 

    To leave a residual gift to the RFDS (Western Operations) after specific gifts are written 

    • I give to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) ABN: 29 067 077 696 the balance and residue of my estate to be applied towards or used for the benefit of the service.

    Please contact RFDS Western Operations Philanthropy Manager Mr Matthew Correia if you would like information on how to leave a Gift in your Will. Your enquiry and details will be treated in the strictest confidence and without any obligation.

    Phone: (08) 9417 6400
    Email: matthew.correia@rfdswa.com.au