Medical transport

Attending medical appointments is an important part of everyone's life. If you have no other means of transport, the Transport Options Service can help you find suitable travel options for attending medical appointments such as seeing your local GP, a specialist or for day surgery.

There may be a number of different travel options available, depending on your needs. For further information please call the Transport Options Service on 1300 365 729 (local call cost).

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Public transport

Public transport is one of the most cost effective modes of transport available. Concessions are available when travelling with an approved concession or student card. Senior Card holders can travel free at certain times on weekdays, all weekend and public holidays. Companions/carers accompanying a person with a disability may also travel for free. Eligibility criteria applies. To find out more please visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au or contact 1300 311 108.

Regular buses can provide access to a number of different destinations including Noarlunga Centre, Flinders Medical Centre and the City.

Trains, trams and buses are now more accessible for people with disabilities. Call the Adelaide Metro Info Line on 1300 311 108 to confirm that an accessible bus is available on the day of your journey. Priority seating is also available for people who are elderly, pregnant, injured, have a disability or are travelling with an infant.

You can use the Adelaide Metro Journey Planner to help you plan your next trip at www.adelaidemetro.com.au/planner or for more information regarding Adelaide Metro public transport services please call 1300 311 108 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au

Public transport travel companions

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Assistance with transport can build confidence and offer a more independent life. This program offers the opportunity to build confidence, learn travel skills and gain more knowledge on how to safely use our public transport. A trained travel companion can help you with:

  • planning a journey
  • reading timetables
  • buying a ticket or Metrocard
  • boarding and disembarking safely
  • recognising landmarks en route to identify where to get on and off

For more information please contact 1300 365 729.

South Australia Transport Subsidy Scheme

The South Australia Transport Subsidy Scheme provides vouchers for subsidised taxi travel for residents who are unable to safely use public transport. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information please call 1300 360 840 or visit the South Australia Transport Subsidy Scheme website

Taxi services

For more information on how to book a taxi please visit http://www.taxicouncilsa.com.au/apps.html

Adelaide Independent Taxi – for more information please call 13 22 11 or visit www.aitaxis.com.au

Suburban Taxi – for more information please call 13 10 08 or visit www.suburbantaxis.com.au

Yellow Cabs – for more information please call 13 22 27 or visit www.yellowcabgroup.com.au

Access Cab – for more information please call 1300 360 940 or visit www.aitaxis.com.au

Access taxis cater for passengers with mobility difficulties, particularly for passengers who use wheelchairs or scooters. The vehicles are purpose built and fitted with hydraulic lifts that enable passengers in wheelchairs and scooters to be positioned safely and securely in the taxi.

Mobility Scooters

Motorised mobility scooters improve mobility and independence for people who have difficulty walking due to disability, illness or injury. For further information and advice contact the Independent Living Centre on 1300 885 886 or visit http://ilcaustralia.org.au

The RAA has extended its roadside service to include mobility scooters. For more information contact the RAA on 8202 4600 or visit their website: http://www.raa.com.au/road-service/road-service-for-mobility-scooters  

Noarlunga Volunteer Transport Service

The Noarlunga Volunteer Transport Service is a volunteer organisation that provides transport assistance to the frail or at risk aged residents within the City of Onkaparinga and is available Monday to Friday.

Transport assistance is provided for essential appointments:

  • hospital
  • health professionals
  • hydrotherapy
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • dental
  • mental health services
  • visiting nursing homes
  • social support
  • lifestyle
  • community activities
  • age care support groups
  • hairdressing appointments

A shopping companion service is also available subject to availability.

All bookings require a minimum of 48 hours notice.

For further information please visit www.nvts.org.au or call Noarlunga Volunteer Transport Service on (08) 8384 9279 or the Transport Options Service on 1300 365 729.

Options Transport – Red Cross

Red Cross Options Transport Service assists Onkaparinga Council residents who have no access to other means of transport to attend medical appointments at facilities such as Flinders Medical Centre, the Repatriation General Hospital and metropolitan specialists. Options Transport can also assist with transport for social activities, visiting family members and community engagement opportunities. The service operates five days a week and requires notice of two working days for bookings. There is no registration cost and the service is available for a capped fee ($6 each way within the Onkaparinga area and $12 each way if traveling outside the boundary).

For more information please call Red Cross on (08) 8100 4587 or the Transport Options Service on 1300 365 729.

Willunga District Community Bus

The Willunga District Community Bus is a volunteer service available for the frail, aged and transport disadvantaged residing in the Willunga, Aldinga, Sellicks Beach, Maslin Beach, McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat areas.

The Willunga District Community Bus travels between Willunga, McLaren Vale, Aldinga and Sellicks Beach seniors clubs, community centres, library and shopping centres.

On Tuesdays the bus provides a medical service in Sellicks, Aldinga, Willunga and McLaren Vale.

Charters for not for profit clubs may also be provided.

Bookings are essential 24 hours prior to travel.

For more information please call the Willunga District Community Bus Inc. on (08) 8557 7899 or the Transport Options Service on 1300 365 729.

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