Council registered NDIS Provider
Did you know that Council is a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? Flexible Community Transport and Meals on Wheels options are available to suit participants’ budgets. Services are negotiated directly with participants and delivered when, where and how they choose. Please contact Council’s Community Services to discuss solutions on 6378 2850, at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Carmel Croan Community
Services Centre at 88 Market Street, Mudgee.
Mudgee Community Transport is a non-profit organisation providing friendly, personal and caring transport for the frail aged and disabled and their carers, as well as those in the community at a disadvantage because of limited public transport services. Please contact us to discuss whether you are eligible to utilise the service. Where possible, we can also organise carers to travel with clients who are unable to arrange people to accompany them to and from medical appointments where special attention and assistance is required.
Mudgee Community Transport is part of the Mid-Western Regional Council's Community Services Department auspiced by Council and funded by Transport for New South Wales (including funding under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and funds for health relate transport). National Disability Insurance Scheme Participants and Department of Veterans Affairs cardholders may also be eligible for specific transport services. The general public may also be eligible to access the service on a full cost recovery basis.
The service has over 20 volunteer drivers covering local, regional and Sydney trips on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. In an average year Community Transport makes approximately 3,500 return trips taking almost 2,000 clients to medical appointments, shopping trips, social, recreational and other outings. We are also able to organise group outings should you have a specific request in mind.
All vehicles in the Mudgee Community Transport fleet are driven by volunteers who give their time and kindness freely to the community. If you would like to assist us with volunteer driving, we would love to hear from you.
Fees associated with Mudgee Community Transport are based on the distance travelled. Given ever- increasing fuel and running costs the service must look at ways to maximise the use of its resources. This will often mean that it will be necessary to assign more than one client per vehicle. When more than one client travels in the same vehicle the client charge is reduced. In the event you envisage having difficulty paying a fee for your travel, please let us know, as we may be able to make arrangements to assist you.
As part of its fleet, Mudgee Community Transport operates a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Further, Mudgee Community Transport’s fleet of vehicles have been carefully selected with accessibility specifically in mind (eg, four of the fleet are Toyota Camrys which are sedans with wide-opening doors). If you have any specific requirements regarding your transport, please let us know at the time of your booking.
Travelling with children
Any children under the age of 18 years old, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of his or her travel.
If you are travelling with a young child, please be aware that you will need to provide (and know how to fit) a child restraint suitable for the child’s size and in compliance with NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services guidelines.
Due to workplace health and safety recommendations, it is policy for Mudgee Community Transport to restrict transport to daylight hours wherever possible. Please refer to our instruction sheet by clicking on PDF icon ‘Daylight guidelines for clients’ (PDF 126Kb) (127kb)
If you would like to know whether you are eligible to use Mudgee Community Transport, or if you have any questions about the service, please feel free to call us on (02) 6378 2710. An answering machine is available should you call us outside of business hours.
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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
Community Transport is looking for more drivers (Mudgee Guardian 31.8.12)
Mudgee Community Transport is seeking volunteer drivers to help the almost 2000 clients that depend on the service.
The non-profit organisation provides transport for locals that are frail aged, disabled or disadvantaged due to limited public transport. The service covers the Mid-Western Regional Council area, as well as regional and trips to Sydney for a variety of reasons including medical appointments.
One of Mudgee Community Transport's longest serving volunteers, Pat Burns has been a driver for close to 18 years. She has been there since the early days and said that there is a lot she likes about volunteering to the service. "I love driving and I take it very seriously and this is what I love doing, I love the service and I have a great respect for what it provides for the community" she said.
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