Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre Alice Springs

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre
8 Stuart Terrace
The Gap
Alice Springs
Tel: 08 8958 8400


They are located at 8 Stuart Terrace in Alice Springs.

Where are we going today?

How many of you watched "The Flying Doctors" on television? Did you love the dramas, the adrenaline rushes and the heart warming stories of families across the country receiving happy endings?

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre in Alice Springs is situated only 600m from the Post Office and is a great look into the history of this important part of Australian history.

This iconic Australian service commenced operations in the late 1970’s and every since then it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Central Australia.

At the Visitor Centre you can watch a film about the daily operations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, as well as the history of how and why it started, and everything in between up until present day.

Kids you will love working the old fashioned radio (must more different than the iphones!) and see how they used to communicate before phones were invented. You can even use the radio to talk to visitors in the Alice Springs School of the Air!

Of course no visit would be complete to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre without a chance to view a real Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft in it's hangar! Pretty amazing!

Perhaps you want to be a pilot when you grow up? How do you think you will manage flying such and aircraft? Perhaps you want to be a doctor, visiting your patients thousands of feet in the air! 

Feel what it's like to be inside the aircraft - imagine the commotion as you are called out to a job.

The television series ‘The Flying Doctors’ which was based on the real life RFDS and viewed around the globe, has made the Centre a “must see” for many travellers.

Are you ready for your next case!? 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$6 (ages 6 - 16)
  • Free Under: 6 years.

When can we go?

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sundays and Public Holidays 1pm to 5pm.

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

I'm Hungry!

The Cafe is in one of the finest heritage buildings in the city, so refuel those stomachs in style!

Grab your lunch or coffee under the original verandah inside the old dining room, or you can head out to the new garden setting and enjoy lunch in the sun!.

Any Top Tips?

Tours run every half an hour from 9am to 4pm and are also available for coach groups..

Doing our bit

They are doctors - they are helping people all the time so it's a great way to support what they do. .

Can I get one of those?

The Gift Shop has a huge selection of fantastic gift ideas and with a variety of items. Even better, all proceeds from the Gift Shop go towards purchasing and medically equipping new aircraft, at a cost of around $6 million each. That's a lot of pens they need to sell! .

What people are saying?

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    Best coffee

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    Very interesting hearing how first aid did and does work in the outback. Well worth the visit.

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    Great place to have coffee, cake or a meal! Best coffee in Alice Springs in my humble opinion!

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