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Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section)

The RFDS is a world leading, not-for-profit, aeromedical emergency and essential health care service for people living, working and travelling in rural and remote regions of Australia. No patient is more than 2 hours away.

The South Eastern Section of the RFDS includes NSW, VIC and TAS. We have six bases in the South Eastern Section: Broken Hill, Dubbo, Bankstown, Mascot, Essendon and Launceston as well as 2 health facilities in the Cooper Basin.

The RFDS was started as an emergency rescue operation in 1928 by the Rev. John Flynn. It has since grown into a comprehensive medical service.

On any given day, our team can be found performing GP clinics, remote consultations, inter-hospital patient transfers, dental services, mental health work, nursing and allied health services, health education, womens health, indigenous health, primary healthcare, emergency retrievals, AND training the next generation of rural doctors.

2010/2011 South Eastern Section Stats

Patient contacts - 59,965

Patients transported - 12,697

Healthcare clinics - 4,046

Telehealth - 5,212

Landings - 22,545

Km flown - 6,077,604

Number of aircraft - 18

Bases - 6

Staff - 220

We are a not-for-profit organisation. Supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, we also rely on generous donations from the community and corporations to fill the funding gap.

Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) Offices

Jonathan Melrose-Rae
02 9941 8888

PO Box 3537, Sydney
New South Wales, 2001