Australia // Inland New South Wales //

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), at Broken Hill Airport, 5km south of town, offers guided tours with an accompanying video and talk. In the headquarters you’ll see the radio room where calls from remote places in New South Wales and Queensland are handled, before going out to the hangar to see the aircraft. The popularity of the tours is due to the Australian television series The Flying Doctors, which is shown worldwide, and since a third of the service’s annual budget has to come through fundraising – the rest of the money is from the State and Federal governments and means the service provided is free of charge – whatever you spend on the tour and at the souvenir shop here is going to a good cause.