Aeromedical Pilot

Whenever and wherever people in Queensland need us the most, we’re there. That’s how it’s been for almost a century. Join us to help us keep it that way.
The Role
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is looking for experienced and passionate pilots to operate our Beechcraft KingAir B200, B350 and B360 turboprop aircraft. You will play a vital role facilitating life saving care for communities across Queensland.

In return, we offer a challenging and rewarding career operating a modern fleet of aircraft, with the benefit of being able to go home after every shift!

Are you looking for an opportunity to break out of your day-to-day routine and work in an exciting role where no two days are the same? Apply now to be a RFDS pilot.

Our Bases
We have eight operational bases in our network:

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

Who are we looking for?

The RFDS in Queensland is looking for confident and capable team players to fly our state-of-the-art aircraft to ensure Queenslanders can access care when they need it most.

You will also have:

  • Current Instrument Rating- Multi Engine Aircraft with four or more renewals
  • Current Australian ATPL / CPL and class 1 medical in Single Pilot Operations
  • 4000 hours flying time in total
  • 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 instrument time
  • Turbine experience
  • Flexible in your preferred working location

Additional Prerequisites:

  • Australian Citizenship, Residency or approved work Visa
  • Ability to obtain and hold a Blue Card
    • If you do not hold a QLD drivers licence you will need to apply for a CRN
  • An Australian Command Multi Engine Instrument Rating, or military equivalent
  • Physically able to manage a level of manual handling, specifically handling of patients and equipment when required

To fly with us you will:

  • Have the requirement to attend a Simulator assessment in Maroochydore to demonstrate your skillset
  • Support landing your RFDS career with new opportunities at a variety of our bases
  • Benefit from a unique lifestyle only found when enjoying outback Queensland, while also putting your skillset to the test and help those in need throughout rural and remote communities
  • Have the ability to form part of a highly skilled and motivated multidisciplinary team working with some of Australia’s finest health professionals

Why Join Us?

In return for your skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to our mission, we offer you the unique opportunity to make a real impact, and take your life off autopilot.

No day is ever the same – with a workplace spanning thousands of kilometres throughout Queensland, you’ll experience work and life like never before.

Along with this, the RFDS also offers:

  • Attractive remuneration including remote area incentives for eligible areas
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave
  • Retention bonus of 4% after just 2 years of service
  • Gratuity of $3,492 after 12 months and $5,238 after 2 years, for those based in Mt Isa, Roma and Charleville
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance of up to $23,000 is available
  • Refuelling allowances of $905 per annum in Mt Isa, Townsville and Roma, and $1,813 in Bundaberg, Charleville and Rockhampton.
  • Relocation of up to $7,000

About us:
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, we deliver extensive primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency service, from nine strategic bases to those who live, work and travel throughout Queensland.

The RFDS (Queensland Section) has a holistic recruitment and selection procedure that is run in a two-part process. We will always endeavour to keep you updated and informed at each stage of the process.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to provide best-practice procedures.
Please submit an online application or to discuss opportunities please contact Talent Acquisition Advisor, Lachlan Otto on 0408 520 532 or at for more information.

Royal Flying Doctor Service acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land. The RFDS is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of healthcare. We embrace diversity and welcome all people irrespective of faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

As a condition of employment, candidates will need to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and provide proof of vaccinations or immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, whopping cough, chicken pox, and hepatitis (A and B).

How to apply

Please click on the Apply button below!

Lachlan Otto (Talent Acquisition Advisor)
Apply online

Closing date

Saturday, 1 June 2024

Work type

Full time


Rockhampton, Townsville, Roma, QLD


Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section)