Community transport services fill some of the gaps in the public or private transport system.
Community transport generally does not have fixed routes. It is usually run by community groups and not for profit organisations, and can provide door to door services.
Council provides four community buses available for hire by community groups and not for profit organisations. The 12 seater buses are located at Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Winchelsea.
Hiring the bus, costs and eligibility
Individualised assistance with transport is available through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). Eligibility and assessment is required to access this service.
Medical Companion Service
Many people in regional Victoria have to travel to Melbourne for specialist medical appointments. Through the Medical Companions Service, Travellers Aid assists people able to travel independently but who are unfamiliar with Melbourne, or feel anxious using public transport alone. The service is free and can be booked by calling 1300 700 399.
Community Transport Services
The Torquay Senior Citizens Centre provides a bus service to club members for regular shopping trips, weekly swimming activities and other club activities. For more information contact Aileen on 5261 2990.