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Transport for Aboriginal communities

​Our Aboriginal Service Development Officer builds relationships with Aboriginal communities across the state to identify transport issues and provide advice and assistance to improve transport outcomes. 

For further information or to discuss your community’s transport needs contact:

Yvette King
Aboriginal Service Development Officer 
Transport for NSW
Ph: 02 8836 3153
Mob: 0427 415 210
Email: Yvette.King@transport.nsw.gov.au

Aboriginal funeral transport

Our Aboriginal funeral transport service provides travel for Aboriginal people to attend funerals of family or community members if they are unable to get there in other ways. Organisations applying for funding to provide funeral transport must have an Australian Business Number (ABN), e.g. Aboriginal lands councils, Aboriginal medical services and non-government organisations.

Eligibility

Funeral transport is usually for groups of eight or more people travelling in the same vehicle to a funeral at least 25kms away.

Assistance may also be provided to help community members travel to funerals by public transport.

How to access the service

Contact Chandler Macleod Training Services (MTS) between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 1300 361 787.

Sorry Business

The Sorry Business initiative provides financial assistance to support isolated or disadvantaged Aboriginal community members to travel to funerals.

This may include money to cover:

  • 100% of the cost of return tickets on existing public transport services
  • 50% of the cost of a private bus, including volunteer drivers and donated vehicles, for groups of eight or more people travelling in the same vehicle.
  • 50% of the cost of petrol

The cost of accommodation and meals is not covered and assistance can only be provided twice per calendar year.

Eligibility

To find out if you are eligible contact Chandler Macleod Training Services (MTS).  MTS is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 1300 361 787.

How to access the service

If you are an Aboriginal organisation wishing to help a client access this service or an Aboriginal person who wants to make a booking contact MTS, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, on 1300 361 787 or email mts@chandlermacleod.com .

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Last updated: 17 January 2017