Transport & Assistance Information

Aged Care Advocacy
A free and confidential service promoting the rights of people receiving aged care services
Contact Details – 1800 700 600

Law Access
Need Legal Help? – free advice – 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Contact Details – 1300 888 529

Seniors Information Service
A confidential information and referral service of 8,000 organisations, services, accommodation and support groups.
Contact Details – 13 14 50

Department of Veteran Affairs
Claim for travel expenses – Veterans and War Widows with a white or gold card issued by DVA may be eligible for assistance with expenses incurred, travelling to a health provider – forms available from the sub-branch, Centrelink and DVA
Contact Details – 1800 555 254

Oxley Community Transport
Provides transport for the frail aged. You must register with your local Community Transport Service
Contact Details – 02 6766 3277

Taxi Transport Subsidy
15% off the cost of taxi transport but application must be made to Tamworth Taxis
Contact Details – 02 6766 1111

NSW Department of Transport
Taxi subsidy scheme for people with severe and permanent disabilities. You pay half the prescribed taxi fare at the end of your journey
Contact Details – 02 9270 6180

Country Care Link
Travel and accommodation assistance for country people travelling to Sydney
Contact Details – 1800 806 160

Health Related Transport
HNEAHS is to assist people who are transport disadvantaged and needing access to Health care. This is not an emergency service and an eligibility criteria applies to each request. Bookings are essential. Allow 48 hours
Contact Details – 1800 660 361

Isolated Patient Travel & Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)
Provides some financial assistance to people who do not have a gold or white card with DVA and need to travel more than 100kms one way to obtain medical assistance

Tamworth RSL Sub-Branch
Advice and assistance to veteran families
Contact Details - 02 6762 1244 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.00am to 3.00pm

Country Link – 132 232

QANTAS Link – 13 13 13

 

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