READY REFERENCE GUIDE
Community Transport provides transport for shopping, social outings and other appointments under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Contact My Aged Care, tel 1800 200 422.
DVA Booked Car with Driver (BCWD) Services are provided to eligible war widows over 80, legally blind or suffering from dementia. Appointments must be to the closest practical health provider and within 50km of your residence. For those under 79 years of age, this scheme is available if you have certain severe medical conditions and require transport to approved treatment locations such as hospitals, specialists and pathology services. BCWD services can booked online via www.connect.dva.gov.au or tel 1800 550 455.
DVA Repatriation Transport Scheme provides alternative transport options for medical purposes. These include reimbursement for expenses you incur, which may include travel cost for a carer who accompanies you to the appointment if necessary. To receive the maximum allowable assistance, you need to attend the closest practical provider to your residence.
Claims can be made by completing a form or using DVA’s online service.
Other options often used in regional areas include taxi vouchers or community transport, organised by your practitioner. DVA may provide transport to medical appointments if you reside in an aged care facility or may organise air or train transport in certain circumstances, if required for treatment purposes.
Guild Transport Service The Guild provides subsidised transport for eligible Guild members to attend Club meetings and Guild Events. Tel 9267 6577 or 1800 451 615 (regional).
Mobility Parking Scheme is administered by Roads and Maritime Services and is for people with limited mobility. A medical certificate is required. You must display both your NSW Mobility Parking Scheme permit (licence-style card) and your Australian Disability Parking Permit (large purple card) in order to obtain parking concessions. Conditions apply, tel 13 22 13.
NSW Transport Infoline tel 13 15 00.
Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme is administered by Transport for NSW and is often called ‘half price taxis’. Applications must be completed by your doctor. Transport for NSW will assess and approve if the application meets their strict guidelines, tel 1800 623 724.