You Can Save Lives in the Outback

Every two minutes, someone needs the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Compassionate people like you can help us provide care to outback communities. Will you help us save lives?

The Royal Flying Doctor Service travels far and wide to offer 24/7 aeromedical retrieval. But to create better health outcomes for all Australians, we’ve gone even further.

Today, more than 50% of our daily operations are dedicated to extensive primary healthcare services, including dental, mental health and healthcare education.

387,300 Australians are assisted by the RFDS every year through clinics, aeromedical transports and telehealth consultations.

65 primary health care clinics delivered every day, providing medical care, immunisations, health education, mental health and dental health care services.

2,370 medical chests located across rural and remote Australia, supported by 24/7 telehealth services and emergency evacuations.

Flying Doctor Flight Nurse with Patient in an RFDS Aircraft

The Impact You’ll Make

Together, we’ll save precious lives. From ensuring the safe delivery of premature babies in remote areas, to helping beloved parents survive heart attacks and return home to their families. You’ll help us be a mate to graziers doing it tough, and provide dental care for people, who without the RFDS, would have no other option. 

You’ll be part of a team that will ensure children battling cancer get to the best hospitals in the country, and together we will put patients’ minds at ease with the knowledge that our nurses and doctors are on their way to care for them and take them to safety.

By supporting the RFDS, you’re caring for the well-being of people in the bush, regardless of their situation, reflecting the very essence of what it means to be Australian.

You and the RFDS

Queenslanders have trusted the RFDS for over 95 years to deliver emergency aeromedical retrieval, essential primary and preventative healthcare to remote, rural and regional areas.

Every two minutes, someone needs the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Thanks to you

With your support, we provide emergency aeromedical retrievals and primary health care services to more than 240 people every day across Queensland.

Your support will mean that every Queenslander, whether they’re on a remote outback station, or in one of our regional cities, will have access to medical aid, emergency services and other vital health care services.

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The finest care, to the furthest corners

As someone who understands why the RFDS is needed, and who advocates for the health of others through their support, we thank you. On the below live flight map, you’ll see every Flying Doctor aircraft that’s on its way to help someone right this very moment. Thank you for choosing to care about the patients living or travelling in remote Australia.


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