Darwin Airport Charity Golf Day 2015

Thank you to our partners

Each year Darwin International Airport (DIA) partners with our stakeholders to raise funds for an important Top End cause. This year, we raised $30,000 for CareFlight to purchase a new car crash simulator for its Darwin operations. The custom-built training equipment is used in CareFlight’s MediSim program, which provides free trauma care workshops to the Territory’s emergency services first responders. Together we have helped build CareFlight’s capacity to save lives and support emergency services workers in our remote regions.

NT's First Crash Car Simulator

NEW LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT NOW ONLINECareFlight Top End today became the proud new owners of the NT's first dedicated crash car simulator thanks to the mammoth fundraising efforts of the team at Darwin International AirportThank you from the bottom of our hearts to everybody involved and a special shout-out to platinum sponsor CSG, major sponsors ISS, JR/Duty Free and Delaware North and to all the hole and prize sponsors and players of whom there are too many to mention here. Full list available at - http://darwinairport.com.au/golf-day-sponsors Your support will help save lives.Take a look at our video for further info on the crash car and it's role in life-saving operations across the NT.If you're Interested in joining the CareFlight Top End giving community, contact Janine via our page or at janine.birch@careflight.org in our Darwin office.

Posted by CareFlight Top End on Thursday, September 17, 2015


About MediSim

CareFlight MediSimis a mobile medical training program that delivers free, simulation-based trauma care workshops to emergency services first responders in regional, rural and remote regions around Australia.

In remote areas of the Territory where health resources are stretched, often the first people to attend accidents will be volunteer members of the local emergency service organisation. Sometimes, these rescue volunteers can wait many hours until professional medical help arrives.

What the rescue volunteer does in the first five, 10 or 20 minutes can make the difference between a patient’s full recovery, a limited chance of recovery or even life and death. The MediSim workshops give rescue volunteers the skills to act decisively and enhance trauma patients’ long-term recovery significantly—and ultimately save lives.                  

Since it began in 2011, MediSim has conducted 110 trauma care workshops nationally for more than 1600 emergency service personnel, each without cost to the rescue crews serving their communities. It is a huge investment of time and effort, involving many educators who travelled thousands of kilometres to share their expertise and dedication to improving trauma care for those in country Australia. 

In 2015 CareFlight will conduct 12 workshops around the Northern Territory including Watarrka, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Timber Creek, Mataranka, Adelaide River, Batchelor, Jabiru and Darwin.

Due to the demand for the workshops, CareFlight Top End needs its own MediSim equipment, to avoid the costs and delays involved in transporting it from Sydney. A crucial piece needed is another car crash simulator and all funds raised at DIA’s Charity Golf Day will go towards its purchase.


2014 Recipient – Foodbank NT

This year Darwin International Airport's Charity Golf Day, now in its eighth year, raised $38,000 for Foodbank NT. The food relief organisation works with charities to provide food for those in need, including some of the 15,479 homeless across the Territory. Thanks to the staff, tenants, partners and suppliers who partnered with DIA, the money raised will go towards a permanent freezer for Foodbank’s warehouse, freeing it from expensive monthly rental fees and helping to grow its capacity to store items such as meat, a dietary staple that is out of reach for many.