Council has buses available for hire by the community to enable them to access essential community services and participate in activities and programs. The buses are available for those who face geographic, physical, social or economic disadvantage. The buses are not available for private hire so as not to disadvantage local transport businesses.
The buses come equipped with a wheelchair hoist, auto transmission and can transport 11 passengers, including the driver.
The driver must hold a current drivers licence and provide evidence of this prior to collection of the bus.
Buses will be supplied in a clean, roadworthy condition with a full tank of fuel and need to be returned the same way.
If you’d like further information or to discuss fees and availability please visit us at a Council office in either Alexandra, Yea or Kinglake, phone us on (03) 5772 0333 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
A community-based, not-for-profit organisation which provides transport for the frail, aged or those with a disability, and their carers, to attend medical/therapy appointments. For more information, phone 5772 9159 or 5721 3045.
Members can be eligible for up to a 50% subsidy on taxi fares up to $60 per trip. Members must be a permanent Victorian resident and have a permanent disability that prevents them from accessing public transport independently.
To become a member you also need to either:
- permanently use a wheelchair;
- hold a Department of Veterans Affairs pensioner concession card or gold repatriation health hard;
- hold a means-tested pensioner concession or health care card: or
- be able to demonstrate financial hardship by providing financial information
Application forms are available from general practitioners or from the Victorian taxi directorate on (03) 9320 4300.
To find information on public transport services within Murrindindi Shire click on the links below.
A variety of concession cards can be used to obtain discounts on travel:
- war veterans/war widows
- Victorian seniors card
- Australian pensioner concession cards
- Victorian health care card
- companion card
Check with your transport provider as to what benefits you are entitled to.
The VPTAS provides financial assistance to Victorian residents to assist with meeting the unavoidable costs of travel and accommodation in order to receive specialist medical assistance.
To enquire about eligibility phone (03) 9096 2005 or visit www.health.vic.gov.au/ruralhealth.