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Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre

Broken Hill Rd, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
+61 8 8080 3737
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Great informative tour of a world class service. The gift shop has lots to look at too. Make a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ricky R
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Fabulous service

This well run tourist centre gives a fascinating insight into this brilliant service complete with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Come and visit the RFDS Visitors' Centre, named after local benefactor the late Bruce Langford. The Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre combines a museum, theatre and gift-shop, with interactive displays showing the history of the Service, as well as tributes to the doctors, pilots and flight nurses who work for us,the many community groups and benefactors who support us. So visit us now and...Tour a working RFDS Base. Enjoy a talk by our tour guide. View the aircraft in the hangar. Watch a unique film in our 44 seat theatre. Shop for special souvenirs. Explore the Mantle of Safety Museum. Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality, with 23 Flying Doctor Bases and 66 aircraft around Australia. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Base, Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre is unique because it is one of the few working Bases, located at an airport that is open to the public daily. Visitors can tour the Base and explore the Mantle of Safety Museum which showcases over 88 years of remarkable outback history. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work. All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Broken Hill Rd, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
+61 8 8080 3737
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great informative tour of a world class service. The gift shop has lots to look at too. Make a donation😀

Thank Ricky R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This well run tourist centre gives a fascinating insight into this brilliant service complete with tour of the call centre and the hanger - as a city dweller it really made me appreciate how vital this service is to the people of the outback. You...More

Thank LaniSV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The RFDS base in Broken Hill is definitely worth having a look at. For a small fee ($10) you can have a guided tour of the facilities which gives a good insight into the working of this base. Worth a visit to support the continuation...More

Thank Rylee_travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were so pleased to visit this amazing facility. We are so lucky to have such dedicated people looking after so many people all around Australia. the help that is given to people who live in our great outback is remarkable. The...More

Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The world of Australia which doesn't cling to the coastal rim wouldn't survive without the RFDS. The short tour of this facility makes that very clear.

Thank PeterLangston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, the volunteers who manage the RFDS headquarters in Broken Hill are angels. As a supporter of the RFDS - I was thrilled to visit the NSW headquarters. Worth a visit if you are travelling through Broken Hill. You will not be disappointed.

Thank roxannecochrane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the RFDS whist in Broken Hill. It was a very interesting venue to visit. The tour of facilities provided you with an understanding of how the RFDS operates and how they are funded. They have an excellent gift shop and the staff are...More

Thank shez060
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a most informative and comprehensive visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, including a talk giving overview, a video and being shown behind the scenes. Excellent display of memorabilia as well as shop with excellent books and items for sale to support the...More

Thank annevanheel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please visit and donate to our rfds here in Broken Hill,they do such a great job and have saved many lives over the years,including mine.The aircraft that I flew in when I unfortunately cut my back open on a grinder in a shearing shed at...More

1  Thank Greg G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

What a great service, responsible for saving so many lives and giving support to so many isolated people. there is a great gift shop where all monies go direct to the RFDS. highly recommended.

Thank george2539
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Hello, am considering visiting your centre when Indian pacific stops in SEPT. Can you please advise if there is any public transport from station to airport or would it be easier to hire taxi?
17 April 2015|
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Response from Jan P | Reviewed this property |
As your time is limited I would also recommend taxi, maybe a few of your fellow travellers could share one. Well worth a visit as not all R.F.D.S bases have hanger workshops.