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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility

8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8958 8412
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Winner of the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development. Since 1928 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided 24-hour emergency medical services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. Today, the RFDS provides the finest care to more than 275,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. Visit the original Alice Springs working base operating since 1939 to learn more about this unique service. The theatre allows the visitor to watch in comfort the life size hologram of John Flynn telling the story of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a truly amazing experience! The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a non profit organization, with 100% of all profits made from tours, purchases in the cafe and from our online store going straight to the replenishment of medical equipment.
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  • Average11%
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“small museum” (64 reviews)
“medical care” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (47 reviews)
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8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8958 8412

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not sure what I expected here but wondered along knowing just a little about the service. Staff were really knowledgable and made it all come alive. Small venue but packed with interesting stuff. Underlines what a great institution this is.

Thank Lordleviathon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This small museum is a great tribute to the RFDS. There is a 20 minute film show which has fantastic graphics and then opportunities to go inside a plane and look at many historical artefacts. Well worth a visit. There is also a cafe and...More

1  Thank Davina R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thus was a great short tour which took us to all the points of interest. The school of the air was very interesting but the person who gave the speel was like a robot as was the person at the Royal Flying Doctors. The movie...More

Thank jdnAustralia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Again another place that shows we can all access a service in remote areas. From the start to now, progress with good vision

Thank Broncogirl12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-done presentation of the interesting and unusual work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Take the time to see the video presentation - that's where you will get the most information about the service and its history. I'm glad we took...More

Thank billk723
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic and interesting well thought out presentation of what is an absolutely fantastic service.

Thank 727glenysb
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Royal Flying Doctor Service on our trip through Australia. Impressive array of technology to deliver medical care to the outback and other parts of rural Australia. We were told they handled 295,000 patients in 2015. Interactive display of their...More

Thank tcff2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a 1/2 day tour of Alice Springs. Very interesting to see how the Royal Flying Doctor Service came to be and what a wonderful job they do. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The royal Flying Doctor Service is so important to people in the outback and it was great to see how it has evolved over the years. The video and displays were well done with models and full size planes.

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A need to visit so you contribute to the good works or the RFDA. They are doing a good job and it is told and excellent explained in the museum. The museum itself is not large, it shows the whole history. It also has a...More

1  Thank Adri F
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Tameka F
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Response from NormDC | Reviewed this property |
Entry to gift shop (which includes part full size plane) is free Memory tells me it was ~$11 concession (includes senior card holders from interstate) or ~$16 adult, ~$42 family to view the informative hologram presentation... More