Aeromedical Pilot In Australia

Aeromedical Pilot In Australia

Aeromedical Pilot In Australia

The pilots of the Queensland section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service play a crucial role in aeromedical aviation. They are essential members of a diverse team within an organization committed to delivering outstanding healthcare services to coastal, regional, and outback areas of Queensland. We are seeking skilled and capable pilots who are ready to take on the rewarding challenge of joining the RFDS team. Join one of Australia’s most reliable organizations and experience the dynamic nature of each day!

Our Bases:

Our network comprises eight Operational Bases located in strategic areas:

  • Rockhampton
  • Charleville
  • Mt Isa
  • Townsville
  • Bundaberg
  • Roma
  • Cairns
  • Brisbane

Job Description

Job Source: Seek

Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) stands as one of the world’s most extensive aeromedical organizations. Employing cutting-edge aviation, medical, and communication technologies, we provide comprehensive primary healthcare and round-the-clock emergency services from nine strategically located bases to individuals residing, working, and traveling across Queensland.

To fly with us you will have:

  • Mandatory attendance at a Simulator assessment in Maroochydore to showcase your skillset
  • Assistance in launching your RFDS career in a western base with new opportunities in Townsville and Bundaberg
  • Enjoy the unique lifestyle of outback Queensland while utilizing your skills to assist rural and remote communities in need
  • Engage in diverse and time-sensitive tasks within a challenging environment
  • Collaborate with a highly skilled and motivated multidisciplinary team alongside some of Australia’s top health professionals
  • Gain experience in flying operations ranging from remote emergency airstrips to major capital city aerodromes
  • Operate modern high-performance pressurized turboprop aircraft in a single Pilot environment
  • Contribute to critical aviation services in Clinic and/or Medevac and Hospital operations across QLD and interstate

This is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to perform different tasks to meet the organization’s overall objectives. 

CompanyRoyal Flying Doctor Service QLD
Employment TypeFull time
SalaryNot-for-profit tax-free benefits up to $18,550
Job LocationBrisbane QLD
Last Date of ApplyNot Specified
Aeromedical Pilot In Australia


The RFDS in Queensland is actively seeking skilled and collaborative team members to operate our vital services in remote and coastal areas. Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Current Instrument Rating for Multi-Engine Aircraft with at least four renewals
  • Current Australian ATPL/CPL and Class 1 medical for Single Pilot Operations
  • A total of 4000 hours of flying time
  • 2000 hours as Pilot in Command
  • 1000 hours as Pilot in Command of Multi-Engine aircraft
  • 200 hours as Pilot in Command at night
  • 200 hours of instrument time
  • Turbine experience
  • Flexibility in choosing a preferred working location

Additional Prerequesties:

Applicants for the RFDS position should meet the following requirements:

  • Australian Citizenship, Residency, or possession of an approved work Visa
  • Capability to acquire and maintain a Blue Card
  • Possession of a Queensland Drivers Licence (CRN required for Blue Card application)
  • Australian Command Multi Engine Instrument Rating or an equivalent military qualification
  • Physical ability to handle manual tasks, particularly in managing patients and equipment when necessary
  • Demonstrated skills in situational leadership and logistics management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities
  • Understanding of the unique needs of remote and regional Australia and its residents

Why Join Us:

In exchange for your expertise, dedication, and passion for our mission, we present you with a distinctive chance to truly influence Queensland communities and contribute to the well-being of others. You’ll collaborate with individuals who share your passion and commitment, proud to be part of our iconic organization that embodies the mission of delivering the finest care to the furthest corners. With a workplace that spans thousands of kilometers across regional and outback Queensland, each day brings new experiences, making your work and life with us truly unique and dynamic.

In addition, the RFDS provides:

  • Competitive remuneration, including remote area incentives for eligible locations
  • Six weeks of annual leave
  • A retention bonus of 4% after just 2 years of service
  • Gratuity of $3,492 after 12 months and $5,238 after 2 years for individuals based in Mt Isa, Roma, and Charleville
  • Remote area payment of $4688
  • Rent/mortgage assistance of up to $23,000
  • Refueling allowances of $905 per annum in Mt Isa, Townsville, and Roma, and $1,813 in Bundaberg, Charleville, and Rockhampton
  • Relocation support of up to $7,000
  • Loss of Licence insurance

How to Apply

Please submit an online application or please feel free to contact or call 07 3852 7553 for more information.


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