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Community transport

We provide a range of community transport services and programs to support people who have limited or no access to private transport and difficulty accessing conventional public transport. Community transport services are affordable, flexible and accessible and can be used to travel to medical appointments, to go shopping, for recreation or social outings and to attend other essential events.

Community transport in NSW is managed by our Rural and Regional Service Delivery and Performance (RRSDP) branch.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides support for older people to stay independent and in their own home for longer. 

There are two types of transport services available as part of the CHSP. You can get picked up by a transport service or you may receive vouchers or subsidies for transport, including taxi services. 

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Eligibility 

You may be eligible for the CHSP if you are aged 65 years and over or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person aged 50 years and over. 

To find out if you are eligible contact the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422.

If you are not eligible for transport services provided through the CHSP, you may still qualify for transport assistance provided through our NSW Community Transport Program.

How to access the service

Visit the My Aged Care find a service page to find a CHSP community transport service provider 

NSW Community Transport Program

The NSW Community Transport Program (CTP) assists people that have limited access to conventional public transport due to physical, social or geographical factors. It provides a number of flexible options for customers.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for the NSW CTP if you:

  • Have a mobility disability that prevents you from using conventional transport
  • Live in a more remote area of NSW without access to conventional transport 
  • Need to use community facilities or services that are unavailable during conventional public transport operating hours

How to access the service

Contact your nearest community transport service provider.

NSW Community Care Supports Program

The NSW Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) provides support services for younger people with a disability and their carers.

The CCSP provides funding for a range of basic maintenance and support services that are essential to maintaining a person’s wellbeing, including transport, home maintenance and personal care services.

Eligibility

People may be eligible for the NSW CCSP if they are:

  • under 65 years of age or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person under 50 years of age
  • and have a permanent functional disability attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, psychiatric, sensory or physical impairment
  • results in a significant reduction in a person’s functional capacity in one or more areas of major life activity.

How to access the service

Visit the Family & Community Services Ageing, Disability and Home Care Information and referral page or contact your nearest community transport service provider.

Transition to National Disability Insurance Scheme

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out, people will transition from CCSP until ADHC hands over responsibility for funding disability services (including CCSP) to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) by 1 July 2018.

For more information visit:

NDIS Information resources

 

Last updated: 26 October 2016

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