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Join the LifeFlight Team


We are now welcoming applicants for the LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine class of 2021. We have a number of Retrieval Medical Officer positions available to eligible candidates who are ready to embrace a new challenge and advance their medical career.

What's involved?

Twice a year, LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine welcomes 31 new recruits to take part in a 6- to 12-month medical experience like no other.


Our Critical Care Doctors provide, in collaboration with flight nurses and paramedics, pre-hospital treatment and medical monitoring through deployment of our own rescue helicopter and air ambulance fleets. They also complete missions for other providers of emergency and aeromedical care to the Queensland community under contract to the Queensland Health Department.

Am I eligible?

There are certain criteria an eligible candidate must meet in order to apply for a LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine position. 


Take this 30 second eligibility test to see if you’re ready to apply, or view our Career Pathway Guide for advice on how to become eligible.

Why LifeFlight?

  • Reputation – RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has been Queensland’s leading community helicopter service for over 40 years.
  • Locations – You’ll be based at one of Queensland’s world-class destinations and travel to a variety of other locations across the state.
  • Queensland’s newest medically-configured aircraft – Our fleet of rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft offer a unique work environment, with our brand-new Challenger 604 jets the latest to arrive in Queensland.
  • State-of-the-art training facilities – The LifeFlight Training Academy features world-class equipment and hosts some of the best trainers in Australia.


  • Attractive salary, including salary sacrificing and annual leave provisions
  • The opportunity to travel and work across a variety of locations and clinical environments
  • Travel reimbursements and meal costs covered
  • Five weeks annual leave per annum
  • Participate in a world-class training program conducted by internationally regarded medical clinicians
  • Simulation training and live mock scenarios in state of the art facilities
  • Participate in weekly State wide clinical audit and debrief sessions
  • Monthly clinical governance updates
  • Become a lifelong member of the LifeFlight family

A day in the life...

Read updates from our LifeFlight team, as they share their research and useful advice from their experience with LifeFlight. 


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32 Edward Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Phone: +61 7 3037 2299

Email: info@lifeflight.org.au