Coburg Head Office
5/105 Newlands Road
Coburg North, Vic 3058
Phone: (03) 9355 8484
Fax: (03) 9355 8385
Out and About Program
“ I so much look forward to my weekly outing, and I could not do this without you. Your drivers are fantastic, friendly, polite and very caring. Without you I would be house bound and lonely ”.
“ I am writing on behalf of my mum. She said to let you know that she is so happy with the volunteer driver and your service has changed her life around by getting her involved with her friends again ”.
Our Out and About Program (OAP) is a Home and Community Care (HACC) funded community transport service for older people, people with a disability and others eligible for HACC services who experience transport disadvantage, including carers.
In line with the overall aims of the HACC program, Out and About aims to provide support for people who are experiencing difficulties in managing daily tasks but who wish to continue living at home. For example, we assist people with transport to do their shopping, meet up with friends and attend social and recreational activities. Our approach reflects a ‘wellness’ and ‘active’ approach that recognises the importance of social and community connectedness in promoting optimal physical and mental health for older people and people with a disability.
Out and About is available to residents who live in the following local government areas within the northern area of Melbourne:-
Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.
Out and About currently operates 10 vehicles (6 mini-buses and 4 cars). These vehicles are driven by a team of 50+ volunteer drivers. A team of 6 paid staff support the volunteer drivers and undertake other required program tasks.
To make a referral, or obtain further information regarding the Out and About Program, contact:-
The Out and About Team
Phone: (03) 9353 8600
To apply to become a LINK client:-
Click here to download a PDF copy of the Out and About Program Client Intake Referral Form
Please complete this form and return it to the Out and About Team by:-
Fax: (03) 9355 8385
Becoming a Volunteer
We are always keen to hear from people interested in Becoming a volunteer. For more information about volunteering, contact:-