Isuzu Ute is the major national Partner of The Royal Flying Doctor Service

Isuzu UTE Australia has announced a long-term national partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). This major national partnership will assist with delivering better health outcomes to Australians living beyond the reach of mainstream medical services, through financial support and the provision of a fleet of Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X vehicles.

  • 23 Air Bases
  • 79 Aircraft
  • 183 Transport Vehicles
  • 1000 Patient Contacts Daily

See Our Partnership In Action

Supporting Rural Communities

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) plays a vital role in ensuring quality healthcare for all Australians residing in remote regions. Reserved for their emergency aeromedical retrieval service, they also provide primary healthcare that focuses on prevention and management of chronic disease, along with general dental and mental health programs. With clinics spanning the nation, the RFDS travel long distances, so it’s important to have a reliable vehicle like the Isuzu MU-X as part of their mobile team.

Educating Australians

The Flying Doctor Education Program teaches students about the significant contribution the Royal Flying Doctor Service has made to Australia's history and educates them on the range of services the Flying Doctor provides to people living, working, and travelling throughout Australia. Isuzu UTE is proud to play a major role in the delivery of the simulator program to schools and community groups right around the country.

Fleet of Vehicles

A valuable asset and support for the RFDS, a fleet of Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X vehicles have been enlisted to tow the Royal Flying Doctor Service state-of-the-art training simulators around the country for school education programs and the national events program. Our Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X vehicles are a perfect match for this sometimes-remote work and the long-distance towing demands of the Royal Flying Doctor Service where reliability is crucial.

Snapshot of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Aeromedical Services

The RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia. Accidents, injuries, heart attacks, premature labour – they can generally reach anywhere within a two hour period.

Primary Health Services

The RFDS provides GP services for hundreds of communities in the bush. They provide regular fly-in fly-out GP visits, nursing and allied health clinics. RFDS provides their services for all ages and to families for as many as five generations.

Non-Emergency Transport

The RFDS plays a vital role in the transporting of patients - not just in emergency situations. For example, transfer of patients from a regional hospital to a tertiary hospital, or an elderly person traveling to a specialist appointment.

Education Services

The RFDS runs a variety of health promotions and education programs that seek to improve the health and lifestyles of people living in remote and rural Australia, including school education programs using their state-of-the-art simulators.

Where To See The simulator

Towed by their fleet of Isuzu D-MAX’s the RFDS will be taking the simulator to a number of shows nationwide, giving you an opportunity to get a closer look at the simulator and discover more about the life-saving services the RFDS provides. Check out where you can see it in action below*.

December Events

Brisbane QLD Country Cup - 2nd of December
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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Launceston Christmas Parade - 2nd of December
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
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Bunnings Horsham - 7th of December
Location: Horsham, Victoria

Bunnings Adelaide Airport - 7th of December
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Bunnings Torquay - 16th of December
Location: Torquay, Victoria

January Events

Milang Vintage Machinery Club - 20th-21st of January
Location: Milang, South Australia
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February Events

Brighton Jetty Classic - 4th of February
Location: Brighton, South Australia
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Gnoo Blas Classic Car Show - 10th of February
Location: Orange, New South Wales
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Caravan, Camping & Outdoor Show - 14th-18th of February
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Royal Canberra Show - 23rd-25th of February
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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When you donate to the RFDS, your contribution goes a long way. Your support can assist the RFDS in creating crucial infrastructure investments, modernising life-saving medical technology, and providing crucial primary healthcare and mental health services to remote communities in need all around Australia.

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*Please note that the schedule of events listed is correct at the time of publication. Community events and/or the RFDS’ presence at these events may be impacted by inclement weather or staffing challenges. Any enquiries relating to the events listed should be directed to the event organisers through their respective communication channels.