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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.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service RFDS Bruce Langford Visitor Centre #BrokenHill

Searching Twitter with #BrokenHill took me to Instagram this time for a story idea for my first www.ilovebrokenhill.com blog post for 2016. Okay, the topic isn't new to my blog, but it's a good one nonetheless.

And before I go on about one of my favourite subjects, namely Broken Hill, I wish readers and everyone a very Happy New Year.

I hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you all in every way.

Back to the Tweet -


and 
Instagram post-



which as you can see, relates to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Broken Hill.

Today I want to highlight this important service yet again, not just because it provides a great tourist attraction experience for Broken Hill visitors, but because it relies on donations for much of its work and I want to support the fantastic work that they do.

Why?

Because your and my life may one day quite literally depend upon the RFDS.


The RFDS plays a vital role in the care of sick and injured people in remote areas such as #BrokenHill and the Far West Corner of New South Wales.

Broken Hill is in the South Eastern Section of the RFDS. The RFDS operates in remote areas around Australia and covers over 7.3 million square kilometres.

The Bruce Langford Visitor Centre is at the RFDS located at the Broken Hill Airport in South Broken Hill and is open daily. The Centre won the Silver Award for the Tourism Services Category at the Inland NSW Tourism Awards in July 2015.

Visitors are welcome to browse through the Centre and watch a film about RFDS operations at Broken Hill.

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.

Visitors also have the opportunity to see a working RFDS in action, every day of the week.

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.

Hours - 9 am-5 pm M-F, 10am-3pm S-S and public holidays.
Closed - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Australia Day and Good Friday.

Cost - Adults $8.50, children up to 12 years $4, family $20.00 (2 adults & 2 children under 12 years), concession & student card holders $7 groups 10 or more $7.

Address - Airport Road, (South) Broken Hill.

Contact - 08 8080 3714

There is also a new medical centre at the Base.

The RFDS in Broken Hill is supported financially in various ways by numerous Broken Hill locals and groups.

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

I highly recommend you put the RFDS Base and Visitor Centre on your itinerary when you visit Broken Hill. It's a great experience.

Cheers, Jane Deany

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