The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) takes the finest care to the furthest corners of Australia.

Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, the RFDS delivers extensive 24-hour emergency aeromedical and primary health care services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.

The RFDS is a charitable organisation that was established in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn and has grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Today, the RFDS attends to more than 280,000 patients from across Australia every year - that's one person every two minutes.

In Tasmania the RFDS works in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania to fill the vital role in the delivery of essential health care services, by supplying the state's fixed wing air-ambulance. The RFDS also delivers a range of primary health care services and community projects for the benefit of all Tasmanians.