Active Care Network launches NSW’s First Electric Community Transport Bus

Active Care Network launches NSW’s First Electric Community Transport Bus

Active Care Network in Kingswood, Western Sydney has become the first community transport operator in NSW to launch an electric  bus with the acquisition of its new 14-seat fully electric Joylong commuter bus this month.

The bus purchase is the first step in the provider’s transition towards zero transmissions and takes the community transport sector one step closer to creating a greener, cleaner, and healthier future for our communities. 

Active Care Network CEO Ben Jackson said, “The price of the new bus compares favourably with current diesel bus prices but combined with the dramatic reduction in running costs – for fuel, servicing and ongoing maintenance – it helps us maximise our productivity as we make an early move into an electric future.” 

The new bus is configured to accommodate wheelchair access and has  front and rear air conditioning, fabric seats and adjustable back rests, helping to make it more comfortable for passengers. With safety features including three-point seat belts for all passengers, driver and front passenger air bags, the new bus will offer safety, a quieter ride and improved comfort levels for drivers and passengers. 

When Clients were asked what they thought of their first ride on the bus, they expressed resounding joy that the bus was “very comfortable, terrific, and quiet” and would love to ride on it again.

Well done to Ben and the Active Care Network Team in taking us one step close to a cleaner, greener world!

Seniors Festival  1-12 February, 2023 – Join the fun!

Seniors Festival 1-12 February, 2023 – Join the fun!

We encourage all our members to get involved the annual NSW Seniors Festival from 1-12 February 2023 and take the opportunity to promote your services and the benefits of Community Transport far and wide!

The CTO team has gathered communications tools and resources below to help you promote your events and services and the broader Festival.

We have also joined forces with a number of our members to run the Community Transport booth at the Seniors Expo at Darling Harbour, Sydney on 2-3 February. Expected to attract thousands of visitors, the expo will provide us with a great opportunity to raise awareness about Community Transport and promote the services provided by all our members across NSW.

Please use the tools below to help spread the word and be part of the action!

If you’re hosting an event be sure to submit it on the NSW Seniors Festival What’s On site at:

For information on how to host a Seniors Festival event go to:

For more information on the Festival go to:

Communications Toolkits

Download these documents for instructions, tips and templates on social media posts, media releases, advertisements and more…

Email Banner

Download the jpeg and add to your Outlook signatures with a link to your local event information or the official Seniors Festival website :

 Social Media

1. Download the facebook tiles or images below (simply right click and save image to your computer) to create you own post with your logo to promote your event or service.  Make sure you list your program or activity as an event on your organisation’s Facebook page, add NSW Seniors Festival as a co-host, and they’ll share it on their Facebook page. The CTO will also share your posts on our page.

2. You can also promote the overall Seniors Festival by:

  • Directing your audience to the main site:
  • Providing a link to the Seniors Festival Expo at Darling Harbour on 2-3 Feb 2023:
  • Providing a link to What’s On in your region for your customers:
  • Providing a link to the free Premier’s Gala Concerts in Sydney on 2-3 Feb:
  • Encouraging your customers to subscribe to the Seniors Festival newsletter for updates:


1. Download the posters below to display in your office and/or vehicles.


1. Updatable Posters

There are two updatable posters (where you can add your own information –  the professional poster will need to be printed by a professional print shop and the in-house poster can be printed on your office printer.

Updateable Professional Poster

Updateable In-house Poster

2. Static Posters

There are two static posters designed to promote the primary Festival –  the professional poster will need to printed by a professional print shop and the in-house poster can be printed on your office printer.

Professional Print Poster

In-house Print Poster
Dementia Day

Dementia Day

Dementia Australia is pleased to announce its annual awareness week – Dementia Action Week – will be held from 21-27 September 2020 and is encouraging people to ‘save the date’ and register online for more information.

The national awareness week will begin on 21 September, which is World Alzheimer’s Day.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has encouraged all Australians to get behind our national awareness week activities and save the date in your calendar.

“Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to grow from 447,000 Australians today to almost 1.1 million by 2058, with many more families, friends and carers impacted”, Ms McCabe said.

“That’s why it’s so important we use this week to raise awareness, across all of Australia, of this disease and the discrimination we know people with dementia face every day.

“We know many community organisations and health care professionals use this week to raise awareness in their local groups and communities, so we invite people to ‘save the date’ and register their interest to receive resources closer to Dementia Action Week.”

Over the coming months, Dementia Australia will release more information about Dementia Action Week, including resources for community organisations. Interested individuals and groups can register their interest in these resources at

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 447,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

Interpreter service available

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