Our History

Our History

See what our doctors are doing for patients all across Australia
See what our doctors are doing for patients all across Australia

Over seventy nine years ago the Reverend John Flynn saw amazing potential in emerging technology in the medical field. Combining medicine with radio and aircraft, he created what he called a “mantle of safety”  which has saved thousands of lives and livelihoods for countless people living, working and traveling through the remote, rural and coastal areas of Queensland.

Today, with your generous assistance and some help from the State and Federal Government, principal sponsors like Ergon Energy, NRMA Insurance and Air BP, along with the strong financial support from local schools, corporates, community groups, donors and bequestors, the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is both proud and extremely privileged to continue providing its twenty four hour emergency aeromedical care for those in need all across the state of Queensland.