Royal Flying Doctor Service


The RFDS Visitor Centre, located at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, gives you the chance to find out what it’s really like to be a Flying Doctor, both now and many years ago. Hear about how the RFDS works in Western Australia and the different ways it helps patients living right across this vast State. Whether flying in to help someone in an emergency or giving people in remote areas the chance to see a doctor, the RFDS is involved in helping people living, working and travelling through Western Australia in many ways.
Guided tours include information on how the RFDS operates today and a look back at the courage and determination of its founder, Reverend John Flynn, who started the service in 1928. If an RFDS aircraft is available in the hangar, you’ll have the chance to see what they look like inside and what it’s really like for our doctors, nurses and pilots when they’re in the air. When you compare our aircraft to how the very first planes Reverend Flynn used looked, you’ll see just how much has changed!

So come and hear about the work of our doctors, nurses and pilots and have a go at working the old fashioned pedal radio while you’re there! You’ll be amazed by all the different things the RFDS is doing in communities around WA!

To find out more about the RFDS, visit 

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