The Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia provides aero medical and primary health care to all corners of Western Australia's 2.5 million square kilometre geography. The RFDS in WA has 6 facilities located in Jandakot, Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra, Port Hedland, Derby and Broome and 15 aircraft, consisting of 14 Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and a Hawker 800XP Jet, otherwise known as the Rio Tinto LifeFlight Jet at a facility at Perth Airport.
The WA service assists almost 70,000 people every year through aero medical retrievals and transfers, remote healthcare clinics and our telehealth service.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is made up of seven legal entities operating around Australia, under a federated structure, and working together under a joint venture agreement. WA is serviced by the RFDS Western Operations entity, with one RFDSWO board member representing WA on the national RFDS federation board.
In June 2019, RFDSWO was awarded the Mal Bryce WA Tech Company of the Year at the WAITTA INCITE awards for the fit-out and performance of its new Pilatus PC-24 jets.