Our charity

The Bay to Birdwood is proud to be supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS). This year, $5 of every entry fee has gone directly to assisting the iconic Australian organisation’s life-saving work.

In addition, many of the entrants that had to withdraw from this year’s event chose to donate their entry fee and more to the RFDS and we know the organisation will be immensely pleased when we announce the fundraising figure during the event this year. Look out for the RFDS when one of its vehicles joins the head of the parade this year.

You can donate directly to our dedicated Bay to Birdwood RFDS donation link here.

About the Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people that live, work and travel across the 7.69 million square kilometres of Australia.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been saving lives in rural and remote Australia for more than 90 years. Delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, and supported by a vast number of volunteers and supporters, the RFDS provides a lifeline for those that live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

Established in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn, the RFDS has grown to become the world’s largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation.

Services are delivered on a day-to-day basis by six RFDS operating sections – Central Operations, Queensland Section, South Eastern Section, Tasmania Section, Victoria Section and Western Operations.