Useful Links

Below are links to sites and resources which you may find useful.

Winnunga Nimmityjah
Justice and Community Safety Directorate: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs
ACT Indigenous Network
ACT Government Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

 

Free Community Bus Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People :

What is the Community Bus?

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Bus is an ACT Government funded initiative aimed at better meeting the transport needs of those in the community who may be isolated because of a lack of transport options.

The bus is administered on behalf of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community by the Flexible Transport office of Territory and Municipal Services and driven by volunteers drawn from within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

 

What is it used for?

The establishment of the bus is a key draft recommendation of a study into local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander transport.  The study has identified social isolation as a significant risk factor in the community and recommends the establishment of the service to address that risk.   The bus is available meet a wide range of uses including promoting community and cultural connections, supporting the elders and the youth or providing transport to sporting and social events.

 

Who drives the bus?

The community bus is driven by volunteers drawn from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.  The drivers are licensed and trained in the use of the bus and the wheelchair lift.

 

How do I book a lift?

To book a trip on the bus simply complete the form and email it to communitybus@act.gov.au

Please note that the completion and submission of the form does not automatically guarantee a booking has been made on your behalf. A representative of the Flexible Transport Office will contact you shortly to discuss your needs.

Once your booking has been confirmed a driver will be allocated from the pool of volunteers.

Trips should be booked at least three days in advance. 

 

Cost

People using the service are invited to make a gold coin donation each time they use the bus.  The money collected will be donated to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth support charity.