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Flying Doctor Day is getting set to land


On Tuesday 17 May 2022, RFDS will celebrate Flying Doctor Day and 94 years of proudly providing emergency aeromedical and essential health care services to the Australian community.

Reverend John Flynn’s vision to provide a mantle of safety for those living in remote areas of Australia took off on the morning of 17 May 1928 when the inaugural flight departed from Cloncurry to retrieve two patients.

We’re proud to announce we’re supporting Flying Doctor Day and will match every dollar donated on or before Tuesday 17 May.

This means your $10 becomes $20 and will help all those who live, work and travel across Western Australia.

Every single day, 27 people in Western Australia depend on the Flying Doctor’s critical medical care.

But they can’t do it alone and need your help to continue to be there for WA, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This year we mark NINE years partnering with RFDS WA. The latest CBH financial year saw the RFDS WA retrieve 3,054 patients from 48 grain growing communities, primarily for accident and illness related emergencies, including mental health.  

Exclusive behind-the-scenes webinar for WA grain growers

The RFDS WA is offering an invitation to WA grain growers to their exclusive behind-the-scenes webinar this Flying Doctor Day on Tuesday 17 May, where the RFDS people and patients will share their stories and answer your questions, hear from Rebecca Tomkinson, RFDS WA CEO,  Dr Anthony Rengel, Flying Doctor,Kim Brown, parent of an RFDS patient and Karen Brown, moderator and Board Member.


Tuesday 17 May – 12.30pm to 1.30pm


Join our LIVE webinar on Zoom. Register now places are limited.


To donate to Flying Doctor Day visit 

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