Who is Eligible?
You are eligible to use the service if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Live at home and are elderly or have a disability, and have no access to transport;
- Live in an independent living unit (e.g. Cooinda, Homes for the Aged and McLean units);
- Have a disability, and have no access to transport;
- Care for an elderly or disabled person who lives at home or in an independent living unit;
- Are isolated, live in a remote area or are in any way transport disadvantaged.
If you feel that you do not fit the criteria, but you have a transport problem, please phone 6722 5853 so that your needs can be discussed and perhaps some assistance can be provided.
Veterans' Affairs recipients are also encouraged to use the services provided.
Health related transport is for people of all ages who are transport disadvantaged and require transport to medical appointments in other towns.
Our volunteer car service provides transport to medical appointments in other towns for those eligible people who have no other transport. This is a very flexible service designed to suit your needs.
Our Community Bus has 22 seats with provision for two wheelchairs and is air conditioned for your comfort. It has a wheelchair hoist for those who cannot walk up the steps to get into the bus.
Our Taxi Subsidy Scheme is also available to eligible people who have a special need.
Men's Social Bus
Operates on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. We offer door to door service. This bus trip for men travels to various locations each fortnight within the New England area. Enjoy a two-course meal at a selected venue, including tea/coffee, all for just $15.
Our aim here at transport is to keep our clients active and social, which is where the Men's Social Bus plays its role. As life moves on, some elderly gentlemen find themselves alone or in the care of family members. The Men's Social Bus gives them the opportunity to have a break for the day and enjoy the company of other gentlemen in similar situations.