ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Monday 4 February 2013

Broken Hill's Royal Flying Doctor Service a unique visitor experience

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Broken Hill plays a very important part in the life of any outback community and surrounding region, such as Broken Hill and New South Wales Far West Corner.

RFDS South Easter Section corporate headquarters at Broken Hill, image from their website

Numerous Broken Hill locals and groups support the Broken Hill (and Australian) RFDS financially in some way as the RFDS plays a vital role in the care of sick and injured people in remote areas.

If you would like to financially support the RFDS you can donate via a link from their website www.flyingdoctor.org.au .

Broken Hill is the corporate headquarters for the South Eastern Section of the RFDS. It is the only headquarters in Australia where visitors can see a working RFDS in action, every day of the week.

Guided tours are available which describe the full extent of the RFDS's aeromedical services. Visitors can view the communications room and, via a viewing platform, they can see the medically outfitted aircraft and the hangar.

The Bruce Langford Visitor Centre is at the corporate headquarters of the RFDS located at the Broken Hill Airport in South Broken Hill and is open daily. Visitors are welcome to browse through the Centre and watch a film about RFDS operations at Broken Hill.

Royal Flying Doctor Service merchandise is available for purchase at the souvenir shop (or from the RFDS online shop). All proceeds from sales and admissions go directly towards the vital work of the RFDS.

Open     Daily 9 am-5 pm M-F, S-S and public holidays 10 am-3 pm
              Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday

Cost      Adults $7, children 6 and over $3.70, family $16.50, concession $5.90
RFDS logo from their website
              groups 10 or more $5.90

Contact  08 8080 3714

It is on my list of things still to do* but I have heard it is fantastic.

*See future post as I did visit the RFDS two days later (and in summary it really was fantastic).

Cheers, Jane D

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