Transport and Mobility

Transport
ACTION
Community Bus Services
HACC Transport Seniors Moving Safely
Service Stations Providing Driveway Service
ACT Immobiliser Scheme

Canberra Elite (ex-Canberra Cabs)
Cabxpress Taxi Subsidy Scheme
Pedal Power

Mobility
The Independent Living Centre
Mobility AidsNational Toilet Map

ActionACTION

The ACT’s public transport provider.
http://www.transport.act.gov.au/ External Link

Concession Fares https://www.transport.act.gov.au/myway-and-fares/mywayguide/concessionsExternal Link

ACTION Gold CardACT MyWay Seniors Cards become free travel 'Gold Cards' for ACTION buses when cardholders turn 75 years.

Accessible Travel Advice
For general advice on accessible buses and how to use ACTION buses go to:
http://www.transport.act.gov.au/getting-around/bus-services/passenger-info/accessible_travelExternal Link

Community Transport Coordination Centre
The Community Transport Coordination Centre brings together Special Needs Transport, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Transport Services and the newly developed Flexible Bus Service.

The Flexible Bus Service provides a free public transport service for senior citizens, people with a disability and those people who are transport disadvantaged. This is a service that is operated by a fleet of wheelchair accessible minibuses. It operates off a basic timetable where passengers are picked up from home and transported to major shopping centres, medical appointments and community events such as Seniors Week. Pickup services generally start at 9.30am and return services start at 1.45pm.

The Coordination Centre is open Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm.

All bookings must be made two days in advance prior to travel. To make a booking please call 6205 3555. For more information please go to:http://www.transport.act.gov.au/getting-around/bus-services/accessible-transport-optionsExternal Link

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Community Services Directorate - ACT Government Concessions ProgramCommunity Bus Services

http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/wac/community/community_bus_servicesExternal Link

Buses are run by the Regional Community Services. The service aims to improve the social inclusion and community participation of people who find it difficult to use regular bus services e.g. seniors and other people with mobility limitations.
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HACC Transport

Information about, and access to, HACC Transport Services can be obtained via the contact details in the link above.

HACC Transport is also administered by the Regional Community Services and is accessible to anybody who is eligible for Home and Community Care (HACC) services i.e. frail aged or people with a disability who is at risk of needing residential care if they do not receive support services. You do not need to be receiving any other HACC service to use HACC Transport.

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Seniors Moving Safely

Seniors Moving Safely

A useful website about road safety for older people.
http://www.seniorsmovingsafely.org.au/ External Link

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ACT Engine Immobiliser SchemeJustice and Community Safety

The scheme aims to reduce the incidence of motor vehicle theft in the ACT. Administered by COTA ACT. To check their eligibility call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

http://www.justice.act.gov.au/criminal_and_civil_justice/justice_programs/crime_prevention/engine_immobiliser_schemeExternal LinkCOTA

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Service Stations Providing Driveway Service Service Stations

https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/roadside-assistance/living-well-navigator-informationExternal Link


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Canberra Elite (previously Canberra Cabs)Canberra Elite (ex-Canberra Cabs)

Accessible taxis
Ph: 6126 1596
https://www.canberraelite.com.au/ External Link

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CabxpressCabxpress

Accessible taxis
Ph: 6260 6077
http://www.cabxpress.com.au/web/frontend External Link

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Community Services Directorate - ACT Government Concessions ProgramTaxi Subsidy Scheme

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme subsidises the transport costs of eligible individuals who are unable to use public transport due to severe or profound activity limitations.

http://www.assistance.act.gov.au/adult/transport_and_registration/taxi_subsidy_schemeExternal Link

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Pedal PowerPedal Power

A community organisation with the objective: 'More Canberrans cycling, more often, for a better community'.
http://www.pedalpower.org.au/ External Link

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ACT Health DirectorateThe Independent Living Centre

24 Parkinson Street, Weston.
This is an ACT Health information resource centre which displaying hundreds of items of equipment that you can try and compare, to help you make informed choices when purchasing products or accessing services.
http://www.health.act.gov.au/ILC External Link

Equipment Scheme http://www.health.act.gov.au/ILC

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Mobility AidsMobility Aids / Scooters

Link to Mobility Equipment in the current Seniors Card Directory.
http://www.actseniorscard.org.au/index.php/act-seniors-card-discount-directory/item/scooters-and-mobility-act External Link

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Help cut mobility scooter accidentsAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission

An average of 6 mobility scooter related deaths occur every year in Australia. If you are thinking about using a mobility scooter please read this guide to help avoid injury.
http://www.productsafety.gov.au/publication/help-cut-mobility-scooter-accidents External Link

Mobility Scooter SurveyNRMA

In an effort to better identify the causes of scooter accidents, the NRMA and ACCC invite scooter users to complete an on-line survey between 9 February and 5 April 2012.
https://www.mynrma.com.au/External Link

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National Toilet MapNational Toilet Map

Helping you to plan ahead when it comes to toilet stops.
https://toiletmap.gov.au/ External Link

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