ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

Trading hours week-days 9:00am – 5:00pm, weekends 10:00am – 3:00pm and most public holidays. Admission fees apply. Guided tours commence 1 hour after opening, then every hour thereafter until last tour 1 hour prior to close. We suggest allowing time to enjoy all section of the tourism experience (i.e. approx. 1 hour). Contact us: Phone (08) 8080 3714, Address: RFDS Base, Bruce Langford Visitors’ Centre, 86 Airport Road Broken Hill, Postal Address: PO Box 463 BROKEN HILL 2880. Group Bookings 10+People email: tourbookings@rfdsse.org.au

Visitors will experience the following:

Museum (self-paced) telling RFDS history, through information panels, exhibits and two interactive displays. There are dedications to RFDS founder Reverend John Flynn, successor Rev Fred McKay, Alfred Traeger and many more.  The museum exhibits include, examples of early radio communication, navigation and medical equipment. There are two interactive displays (especially good for children) one is an audio-visual display simulating an emergency call made to this Base in the 1950’s era, the other a visual map display;

Theatrette: (44 seats) see a 13 minute RFDS video of the daily work our medical & aviation team provide when delivering primary healthcare and aero-medical retrievals to communities surrounding Broken Hill;

Guided Tour: (approximately 15-20 minutes) an experienced tour guide takes you behind the scenes, to view the Communications’ Room where flights are coordinated and monitored. You will also learn about Medical Clinics and the vast coverage of South Eastern Section's footprint. The tour includes going to the aviation hangar observation deck to overlook aviation engineers servicing Beechcraft King Air aircraft. This is a great location for a photo opportunity.

Gift shop: You can support RFDS by making a purchase from the well stocked gift-shop where you will find RFDS branded merchandise for sale. Including; postcards, books, clothing, hats & caps, souvenirs and much more. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise assist the replacement of aircraft and to medically-equip them. Tax deductable Donations are gratefully accepted, also options for giving and membership can be discussed with our friendly team.

Admission fees apply: Admission fees apply and tour groups (+10 people) must book in advance via email: tourbookings@rfdsse.org.au

Payment can be made on the day via cash, cheque or credit card (excluding AMEX) or invoiced in advance with prior arrangement.

Where to find us: RFDS Base,  86 Airport Road, BROKEN HILL NSW 2880 – follow directions to airport, drive pass the airport terminal (don’t park in airport terminal carpark), continue until you see the Nomad aircraft display, turn left at this “Y” junction and continue on the road until you come to the RFDS signs, coach parking in designated parking bays. 

RFDS Base
Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre
86 Airport Road
Broken Hill NSW 2880
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