What is Community Transport?

From suburban cities to remote rural communities, community transport assists people from many walks of life to continue living an independent life.

Community transport groups provide non-profit transport that caters to the needs of frail aged people and their carers who cannot make use of private or public transport systems; younger persons with moderate or severe disabilities; and isolated residents living in rural areas who do not have access to public transport.

What Makes Community Transport Different?

Community Transport is:

  • For frail aged (Aboriginal people over age of 50 years), people living with disabilities, and transport disadvantaged communities across all of NSW
  • Door to door service (different to taxis who are curb to curb or buses that run to a set route)
  • Heavily subsidised for eligible clients (funding is provided by State and Federal Government)
  • Flexible and reliable transport to community, medical, shopping, and social appointments and activities
  • Caring and trained staff and volunteers – able to assist people with mobility difficulties, including handling and tie down of wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
  • There are Aboriginal specific Community Transport Service Providers and Aboriginal Transport Development Officers across NSW
  • Many Community Transport services have specialised CALD services, with some services in high CALD density communities hiring multi-lingual staff

How can I access Community Transport?

Community transport is available for almost anyone requiring transportation. Depending on your circumstances you may need to go through a short assessment and registration process. The best way to do this is to contact your local community transport service provider directly.

You can search for local community transport service on our interactive map which contains listings of over 100 contacts in New South Wales.