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The Roma Saleyards is thrilled to announce it will be welcoming back the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) for a charity sale this year.

The Roma Saleyards is thrilled to announce it will be welcoming back the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) for a charity sale this year.

After the great success of last year’s charity sale, Council has resolved to donate 50% of the live weight and open auction selling fees received for each head of cattle sold at the Roma Saleyards Store Sale on Tuesday, 5 July 2022 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS).

The RFDS provides aeromedical retrieval services, along with primary and preventative healthcare services, to regional, rural and remote Queenslanders.

Mayor Tyson Golder recognises the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the vital work they do for our region’s residents, workers and visitors to receive aeromedical and primary health care services.

"We are pleased to announce that Australia’s biggest saleyards, the Roma Saleyards, will be joining the RFDS to host a charity sale on the 5th of July. The RFDS continue to be an integral part of rural remote communities; providing a vital service to ensure the health and wellbeing of people from the bush. We look forward to supporting such an important organisation and the services they provide to our community." said Cr Golder.

Of the charity sale, RFDS (Queensland Section) CEO Meredith Staib said “The fundraising received through the Roma Saleyards charity sale is critical in helping us keep the Flying Doctor in the air, delivering life-saving care across the state, no matter where you live - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Funds raised from the selling fees will be focussed on supporting the Maranoa region with additional RFDS Medical Chests, as well as the fit out of a new B360 aircraft, which will enable the RFDS to fly further and faster than before. Minutes can quite literally be the difference between life and death and these improvements will give us a faster response time to deliver care and to bring patients into Queensland’s major hospitals.

“We rely heavily on the generosity of individuals, community groups, businesses and councils and we’re enormously grateful to the Maranoa Council, Roma Saleyards and, of course, the graziers in the region, who will help us raise these funds. The famed saleyards are known for their record-breaking sales and with your help, we hope July 5 is one of those history making days.”

Please contact your preferred selling agent if you would like to participate in this year’s RFDS charity sale or to find out more information about the Royal Flying Doctor Service or to donate, please visit

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