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“Authentic look at an incredible aussie health service”

Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, Dubbo
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Dubbo
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were greeted so warmly by the dedicated volunteers, who then explained the various exhibits in the museum and then left us to see more at our own leisure. We were so impressed with the exhibits and presentation. We then viewed a 10 min video which showed how the RFDS operated, with footage from "real patients" . The souvenir shop was also well presented in that it was easy to find useful items at reasonable prices. A really lifelike experience!

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Terry C, Public Relations Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, Dubbo, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

We have just celebrated the Flying Doctor's 85th birthday. Many of our visitors are fascinated to learn the history behind the brand and to acknowledge the size and scope of our operation today is awesome. Dubbo is a big growth Centre for the RFDS and we are all proud to be associated with the staff that provide our services.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

At Dubbo Airport is the Flying Doctor Visitor Centre. It is staffed by volunteers who show you their displays, including a Tracking screen which indicates where the RFDS planes are at any given time.There are two planes based there and you may well see one or both.
There is plenty of history on display and an explanation of how the Service first started. The volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and show a short video which is very interesting.
All in all it is a great place to visit and well worth the contribution of a gold coin.

Thank bertie70
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Terry C, Public Relations Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, Dubbo, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Great to know you enjoyed your visit to our Education Centre. We all look forward to meeting new people everyday and sharing our knowledge of the RFDS in Dubbo.
Tell your friends about us as we would like to meet them too if they visit Dubbo

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I really enjoyed the visitor centre and the small tour they gave. it is an interesting story how these doctors/pilots work and they deserve all the support they can get!! What they do is 100% free for the patients and they do depend on donations, even if the government pays for some of the costs. The Visitor Centre is well done and everyone was very nice!! Please support them!

Thank anna-wie
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Terry C, Public Relations Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, Dubbo, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

I see from your 'Tag" you are from Germany. We have had several doctors from Germany work with us at Dubbo over the past 12 years. We even have a Support Group based in Hann Germany that donate funds to many of our RFDS bases across Australia.
Thanks for sharing your review.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great place to visit especially if you have not seen an RFDS base before. The video was very interesting and the talk given be a volunteer was very informative. We were able to ask lots of questions! The display room was also good with lots of history items. The tracking of the planes on the big screen was interesting to see. The entry cost is very small and it is nice to know you are supporting such a wonderful group!

Thank Sandra K
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Terry C, Public Relations Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, Dubbo, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Pleased you found your visit interesting. The modest charge helps us "keep the lights on". All of our people you meet in the Education Centre are volunteers and many have retired to Dubbo after a life on the land. They love telling the Flying Doctor Story.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

You don't need a lot of time but I think you'll be surprised by the infomration shared. This is a wonderful service for rural Australia

Thank Marika V
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Terry C, Public Relations Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, Dubbo, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thanks for coming to visit us. Not many understand we are here for everybody either holidaying, travelling or living in rural and remote Australia.
We love visitors and we love enlightening them to the value of the RFDS.

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