About the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Experience in Dubbo
Visitor Experience

About the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Experience in Dubbo

The Visitor Experience

An interactive exploration of the world of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and outback communities. Live each moment as we deliver urgent medical care across a 7.69 million square km ‘waiting room’ - the Australian outback.

See through the eyes of unique outback characters and communities. Experience their stories and challenges across the vast Australian remote areas - as if you’re right there.

Get up close to our aircraft

Get up close to our aircraft

Explore in Augmented Reality (AR) as our people treat a patient in the cabin of a real-life aeromedical aircraft. Walk through our split fuselage, see the controls and interact with the touchscreens and aeromedical equipment, as if you’re flying with them thousands of kilometres to the nearest hospital.
Augmented Reality
Immerse yourself in our live operations

Immerse yourself in our live operations

See the day-to-day action unfolding on our giant control screens. Watch the locations of our planes and teams where they retrieve people in need, or provide primary healthcare all across Australia’s outback.
Watch the locations of our planes
Real-world stories

Real-world stories

Learn how our medical teams deliver life-saving help across the country. See over 300 airstrips and hangars across remotest Australia. Get up close to the large-scale engineering and the people who support our nationwide operation on their time-critical missions.
Immersive Storytelling
Meet our everyday heroes

Meet our everyday heroes

Get to know the innovative men and women of the Flying Doctor who help keep our remote Aussies safe. We tell the ‘inside stories’ of the teams that bring life-saving ‘help on the horizon’ right across the outback.
Immersive Storytelling
Step into an interactive health station

Step into an interactive health station

Explore our treatment room with Augmented Reality (AR). Get a first-hand experience of our vital equipment and learn about our dedicated health professionals who operate it.
Augmented Reality
Stories from the medical front line

Stories from the medical front line

Witness the character and spirit of everyday Aussies. See them telling their stories and challenges of living in the vast and beautiful outback.
Watch and listen to the extraordinary tales, told by those who lived them. Share their experiences, as our emergency response teams save Australian lives all year round.
Immersive Storytelling
Enjoy the view

Enjoy the view

Step into our Observation Tower and take in a panoramic view of Dubbo's airport precinct. See the Flying Doctor planes as they return from their latest mission and leave for the next - and watch the buzz around the hangar as the action unfolds.
Panoramic View
Step back in time

Step back in time

Get up close to Australia's first air ambulance airplanes, a replica of a De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth. The Australian Aerial Medical Services (AAMS) in Broken Hill NSW hired the plane in 1937. So the Royal Flying Doctor - and the ‘help on the horizon’ - was born.
Real-life exhibit
See an original ‘Outback Trek’ car

See an original ‘Outback Trek’ car

At the ‘Outback Car Trek’, intrepid drivers take their 2WD cars for a thrilling and breathtaking journey across thousands of kilometres of our beautiful sunburned country. The event has raised close to $30 million for the Royal Flying Doctor Service since its launch 30 years ago, and ensures that ‘help is on the horizon’ for those in need.
Real-life exhibit
Shop and support us

Shop and support us

By shopping at our merchandise retail store, take a piece of the Flying Doctor experience home. And you directly support our services.
Original Flying Doctor merchandise

Schools

A journey to educate and inspire

Bring your class aboard the Flying Doctor Visitor Experience as we work across Australia’s harsh outback. Meet the resilient Australians who live out there and our dedicated teams as they deliver urgent medical care. Take off with education sessions - aligned with the NSW schools curriculum.

Schools

Event venues

Make your next function an experience to remember

Host your event or conference in a unique and exciting Flying Doctor Visitor Experience environment. Seat up to 300 people in gala or conference style or host around 60 people in the Observation Tower. Our state-of-the-art facilities will ensure a memorable guest experience.

Event and conference venues

Outback Trek Café

Our Outback Trek Café - the perfect place to relax and refuel

You’ll find our Outback Trek Café inside the Flying Doctor Visitor Experience. Enjoy a selection of delicious, healthy dining options for kids and adults. And there’s great coffee, fresh from our barista.

Outback Trek Café

Shop our merchandise range

Our Flying Doctor shop - bring back more than great memories

You’ll find our merchandise retail store directly inside the Flying Doctor Visitor Experience. Choose from a great range of branded products, like jackets, t-shirts, caps and much more.

Don’t want to wait for your trip to our Visitor Experience? Visit the Flying Doctor online shop!

More about our merchandise range