Australia's Biggest Waiting Room

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations globally, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people who live, work, and travel across the 7.69 million square kilometers of Australia.

Learn about those we serve

Jed's Story

Jed needed emergency surgery after a painful accident breaking his ankle into shackles. Hear how he would have endured an excruciating 9-hour drive from one of Australia's remote areas without the RFDS. 

Dawn's Story

As a passionate Queenslander, hear why Dawn decided to leave a gift to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 

New RFDS TV Drama

RFDS Channel 7

Five years ago the journey began for a new Australian TV drama that depicts the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Produced by Endemol Shine Australia, season 1 is now available on the Australian commercial free-to-air television network Seven Network, and it has played in New Zealand, the USA, Italy and is scheduled in a number of other countries, including Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Live Flight Map of our planes

Have a look at the map showing the fleet of RFDS planes that are currently in the air, providing vital services across Australia


As a not-for-profit aeromedical organisation, we rely on your help and generosity to deliver essential health and emergency medical services.

Doc Shop

Every purchase supports the RFDS directly to deliver life-saving services to those in need anywhere in Australia.


Want to get a deeper insight into the challenges that exist for those that live, work and travel in the bush?


Our Staff Stories

RFDS Flight Nurse

RFDS Flight Nurse Keryn Bolte takes us on a journey inside the world of the Flying Doctor at the Broken Hill Base.

COVID Pandemic Response

Over the last few months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of Australians. In response to the crisis, hear how Royal Flying Doctor Service flight nurses and other frontline employees have completely changed the way they work, and remain on high alert.

Interested in working for the Flying Doctor?

Working with the Flying Doctor gives you the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of rural Australians and truly help others. You'll work every day with people who are passionate about our purpose and proud of their contribution to our iconic organisation.