Cancer Care Services Link

Transport

Community Transport (Getting THERE Network)

Community Transport is a not-for-profit and mobility support service provided in the community to assist transport disadvantaged residents get to where they need to go.

Click below to find what services are available in your area.

Country Hope

Country Hope provides practical, emotional and financial assistance to families caring for a child with cancer of other life threatening illness.
Toll Free: 1800 007 880

Friends In Common

Friends in Common is a locally based charity supporting cancer patients within the Yarrawonga and Mulwala district communities, providing financial and practical support and assistance.
Phone: (03) 5744 3846      

Getting There Network

The Getting There Network provides a portal for all transport information, services and assistance programs as well as being a means for the better utilisation of transport assets in the community. From this site you can access:

  • Multi Purpose Taxi Program
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Centrelink Mobility Allowance
  • Vision Impaired
  • Companion Card
  • Vline Concessions
  • Fare Information
  • Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)
  • Carers Card
Phone: 1300 704 530      

Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) NSW

The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is a NSW Government initiative designed to financially assist people, particularly in isolated or rural areas, who have to travel significant distances to access specialist medical treatment which is not available locally.
Toll Free: 1800 478 227

Kalianna Enterprises Inc

The service provides community transport assistance in Albury and the Shires of Culcairn, Holbrook, Corowa, Hume and surrounding regions.
Phone: (02) 6041 2299      

Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation can provide people with blood cancer and their families with free courtesy transport to and from treatment.
Phone:       Toll Free: 1800 620 420

Red Cross

Red Cross Patient Transport Service provides transport for eligible persons to attend “essential” hospital and/or specialists appointments in Melbourne and regional areas. Referrals to the service must be submitted by a registered medical practitioner or health professional.  

For more information please contact the Red Cross Patient Transport Service in your area. 

To access the service patients must be:

  • Unable to access suitable public transport or live in an area that is remote from public transport
  • Unable to drive or be driven by family/friends to appointments;
  • Living independently
  • Not eligible for a DVA card or other schemes e.g. TAC or Work Cover.
  • Able to get in and out of a vehicle with minimal assistance
Phone: Tallangatta 0403 989 847 Wodonga 0403 989 847 Wangaratta 03 5721 8451 Alexandra 0419 872 230       Toll Free: 1800 131 701

The Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation Inc.

The Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation Inc. welcomes patients diagnosed with cancer and their families to this web site which has been designed to provide knowledge and information about cancer in general, and also specific services and support organizations available in Albury Wodonga and surrounding communities.
Phone: 0438 431 362      

Transport to Treatment Service - Albury

Need help getting to your cancer related appointments?

Cancer Council NSW can provide transport to cancer related appointments for people affected by cancer and their carers.

Operating 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, the service is offered by referral only on a fist in, first served basis.

This is a free service commencing in August 2016.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Travellers Aid

The Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria is a non-profit, independent organisation, providing a range of services and assistance for travellers, including those with special requirements or in emergency situation.
Phone: (03) 9654 2600      

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) VIC

Travel and accommodation subsidy for those required to travel long distances to receive approved medical services. If you need to travel over 100kms to the nearest medical and/or dental specialist, you can claim back some of the travel and accommodation costs.
Phone: 1300 737 073      
For information and support, call a cancer nurse on 13 11 20. To use an interpreter call 13 14 50. You can also email askanurse@cancervic.org.au or visit www.cancervic.org.au.
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