Royal Flying Doctor Service

Proud National Community Partner.

As a leading Life Insurance specialist, we're proud to be a National Community Partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (External link) (External link) (RFDS),  one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Because together we can do even more.

It’s all about people helping people

Australians can’t help but help. It’s built into our collective DNA. When someone needs a hand, we help out. It seems so obvious it’s almost not worth saying, but in many parts of the world it isn’t so.

In fact, 19%* of us regularly volunteer our time to help others. It’s a characteristic born out of necessity. You can’t survive in this country, with it’s harsh weather, dangerous wildlife and, most of all, extreme remoteness, without helping one another.

*Source: Volunteering Australia, 2016 Census (External link) 

Working to make a real difference for all Australians 

Our partnership with the RFDS will enable us to help Australians access life-improving medical services and expertise, as well as educate people in rural and regional Australia about health.

By combining our knowledge and expertise with the RFDS,  we will work to make a real difference to each other and the Australian families we protect.

The partnership aligns with the three focus areas of our TAL Community Foundation: children from disadvantaged backgrounds; Indigenous communities; and mental health.

Both TAL and RFDS have proud histories of being there for Australians when they need us most and we share a focus on finding innovative ways to make a real difference.

The Flying Doctor Podcast

Hosted by Lana Mitchell (RDFS Director of Brand & Communications), the Flying Doctor podcast talks to real patients and their families about mateship, life in the bush, and the role that the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in servicing rural communities across Australia.

Listen below as new episodes are released weekly, or you can listen for free on the LiSTNR app, Spotify, iTunes, or through your favourite podcast platform.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service

You can help keep the Flying Doctor flying

Without the RFDS, many Australians in remote and regional areas would be unable to continue living the lives they love in their communities.

As a not-for-profit aeromedical organisation, the RFDS relies on donations to help them keep providing the best aeromedical service in the world.

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