Coburg Head Office
5/105 Newlands Road
Coburg North, Vic 3058
Phone: (03) 9355 8484
Fax: (03) 9355 8385
Community Transport in Melbourne’s northern suburbs
In addition to our services at LINK Community Transport, including the services we run for the City of Melbourne and the Craigieburn Community Transport Service, most local governments in the northern region provide some community transport services, including:
The details of local government’s community transport services are not always easy to find on their websites. We suggest you try using ‘community transport’ or ‘aged disability community transport’ in the search boxes of their sites.
Australian Red Cross Patient Transport is a service for people who are isolated and have limited transport options to attend essential medical appointments. It is run from 22 locations throughout Victoria and includes coverage of the northern region. For more information see the Australian Red Cross (Victoria) Patient Transport.
Other non-government service providers of community transport in the northern region include:-
Community Transport elsewhere in Victoria
Victorian Community Transport Association (VCTA), www.vcta.org.au.
The peak body for community transport in Victoria is the VCTA. At LINK Community Transport, we are active members and supporters of the VCTA. The VCTA is currently undertaking a project documenting the details of all key community transport providers across Victoria. The following links will be updated on a regular basis as the VCTA project proceeds.
Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), www.vcoss.org.au
In addition to the VCTA, the peak body for social services in Victoria, VCOSS takes an active interest in community transport issues, including advocacy for improved community transport within the context of improvements to public and other transport provision.
Community Transport in Australian States and Territories Outside Victoria
Community Transport Organisation (CTO) NSW, www.cto.org.au
Community Transport overseas
Community Transportation Association (USA), www.ctaa.org
Community Transport Association (UK), www.ctauk.org
Other Miscellaneous Community Transport and General Transport Sites
Social Research in Transport (SORT) Clearinghouse www.sortclearinghouse.info
Aims to increase awareness of social issues in transport by making it easier to access research in this area. The Clearinghouse is a repository of research reports, research abstracts and links to research findings.
The Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University, http://civil.eng.monash.edu.au/its
aims to progress transport knowledge and practice to contribute to the prosperity and sustainability of industry and the wider community.
The Victorian Government’s Department of Transport, www.transport.vic.gov.au
includes links to a range of information about transport services and policy, including public transport timetable information through Metlink, www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au and the Multi Purpose Taxi Program, a subsidy scheme designed to make it easier for Victorians with a severe and permanent disability to afford taxis.
Thinking Transport, www.thinkingtransport.org.au
provides an opportunity for local governments to share their documentation on a wide range of local government transport initiatives, from long-term strategies to one-off events. It also provides quick access to a database of Victorian Government programs and projects that support local governments in their efforts to provide better mobility for their communities. Contact details of State Government staff are provided. (This section is restricted to registered local government staff).
The Metropolitan Transport Forum, www.mtf.org.au
is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, associate members representing transport companies, and participants from the State Government and environment groups. The MTF endeavours to promote effective, efficient and equitable transport in metropolitan Melbourne by providing a forum for debate, research and policy development, and by disseminating information to improve transport choices.
Transport Research Knowledge Centre, www.transport-research.info
is a European based web portal designed to make transport research results and best practices from the European Research Area more accessible.
The USA based Transit Cooperative Research Program, www.tcrponline.org
provides a range of transport information to assist service providers, consultants or suppliers.
GreenRide software, www.greenride.com
is designed for developing successful alternative transportation programs such as carpooling, vanpooling, bike-to-work and park-and-ride.
O'Brien Traffic, www.obrientraffic.com
currently act as agents for GreenRide car pooling software in Australia. GreenRide has been used in the USA for many years and also in New Zealand in recent years.