Cloncurry’s Flying Doctor 90th Birthday Celebrations

As the celebrated birthplace of this iconic Australian aero-medical service, the Cloncurry Shire invites you to join with our community as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of RFDS’ first flight on May 17th 1928.

It was in Cloncurry that the RFDS founder, the Reverend John Flynn, began his flying doctor experiment and pioneered his scheme of outback radio communication.

John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery, in association with Cloncurry Shire Council have planned a series of events from 16 to 20 May 2018.

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Flying Doctor 90th Birthday Tribute Dinner

Thursday 17 May 2018
Community breakfast for the RFDS First Flight Re-enactment by the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia – Cloncurry Airport

Art Competition – John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery

Friday 18 May 2018
Flying Doctor Tribute Concert – Cloncurry Recreation Grounds

Saturday 19 May 2018
Movie Night – John Flynn Place Museum Allan Vickers Outdoor Theatre

Sunday 20 May 2018
Combined Church Service – John Flynn Place Courtyard