South Australians who experience transport disadvantage could qualify for the Community Passenger Network to help them participate in the life of their community and access local services.
Who qualifies for the Community Passenger Network?
To be eligible for the Community Passenger Network a person must:
- live in South Australia
- be under the age of 65, or under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- experience transport disadvantage which means they are
- unable to access public transport due to distance, mobility and/or availability of services
- unable to drive themselves
- unable to access another person to transport them.
If you are over 65 and registered with My Aged Care
You will be able to access transport from Community Passenger Network providers. My Aged Care has details of other local providers.
How can I access the Community Passenger Network?
The service is provided in 15 regions across SA. You can find your local provider through this interactive map.
The provider will assess your situation and consider whether you are eligible to receive the service, make bookings and explain any fees required.
If you are not eligible for the program, they can provide guidance on other transport options you may be able to access.
Public Transport information, including Regional Bus routes and schedules are available through the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.
What kind of service does the Community Passenger Network deliver?
The aim of the Community Passenger Network is to get people out of the house and connected with services and activities in their community. This is because we want to increase social connection.
The Community Passenger Network providers have a fleet of vehicles that offers door to door service with accredited volunteer drivers.
The following list is examples of how the Community Passenger Network can help:
- Transport to and from your local shops to buy groceries.
- Getting to the local library or community centre for a group activity.
- Attending an event.
- Attending a medical appointment or job interview.
- Meeting up with friends for a social gathering.
Contact your local Community Passenger Network to see if you are eligible and to book your trip.