About the RFDS

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.

 

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

With a waiting room of 7.13 million square kilometres, they provide 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia.

The RFDS provides emergency evacuations throughout rural and remote Australia for people who are seriously ill or injured and require urgent medical attention.  We provide quality medical treatment on the ground, and use a dedicated aircraft when we need to transport patients to an appropriate hospital for any further treatment.

 

The RFDS provides regular fly-in fly-out GP, Nursing and Allied Health Clinics to rural and remote communities.

Rural and remote Australia is characterised by small, widely dispersed populations - and a lack of easy access to primary health care services. The RFDS works to overcome this, providing regular fly-in fly-out GP, Nursing and AlliedHealth Clinics to rural and remote communities.

In many of the locations where these clinics are provided, the RFDS is the only provider of health care services -- and takes the place of 'local' providers. As a result, the RFDS delivers health care services to the people and families throughout their whole lives.

About the Trek

The Outback Car Trek has raised in excess of $31 million  for the Royal Flying Doctor Service since our inception in 1990.

The Outback Car Trek has succeeded over the past 31 years due to a focus on four key elements;

 

  • Having Fun: and

  • Seeing parts of Australia that most people only dream about visiting: and

  • Contributing socially and financially to the towns we visit: and

  • Raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

 

It's easy to become a Trekker - you can enter a car by yourself, or you can form a team with some friends and enter a couple of cars.  If fund-raising car events are new to you, we are happy to "buddy you up" with some experienced Trekkers who will help you on your way.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO CAR TREKKING, WE RECOGNISE IT COSTS MONEY. WE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ASSISTANCE TO GET YOU STARTED.

 

For information regarding what's involved, and how you can participate, simply contact the event organiser, Bill Patrick, on 0418 626 799 or by email at billp@outbackcartrek.com.au