Community Transport

Community buses for hire

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 alexreception@murrindindi.vic.gov.au 

Moving Murrindindi

Moving Murrindindi is a partnership program between Council and Community Accessability Inc.

The program, set to hit the road in August 2019, aims to connect volunteer drivers with senior citizens, people with a disability or financially-disadvantaged members of our community who might be in need of a low-cost transport option.

With three community vehicles – one stationed at the Council office in each Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea – clients wishing to use the Moving Murrindindi service will be able to book a car and driver through Community Accessability Inc.

Volunteer drivers will work on a rotating basis to get those in need of assistance to medical appointments, social outings or other major transport hubs.

For further information on the Program or to volunteer as a driver, please contact Council’s Moving Murrindindi project officer on 5772 0333 or Community Accessability Inc. on 1300 704 503

Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP)

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. 

Public Transport

To find information on public transport services within Murrindindi Shire click on the links below.

Transport Concessions

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. 

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

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.