Across Australia, the RFDS is responsible for over 3,000 medical chests located in remote locations. RFDS medical chests contain a range of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical items, which enable emergency and non-emergency treatment to be given to people living and working in remote areas.
People living at remote sites isolated from medical services can apply to the RFDS to become a custodian of a medical chest. Each case is assessed on its merits but considerations are taken into account in determining eligibility.
If you would like to apply to become a medical chest holder, please read the information on eligibility and obligations before applying.