Community Transport2018-09-12T03:03:42+00:00

Community Transport

SUPPORTING INDEPENDENCE.

As the largest and most experienced provider of community transport, ComLink recognises that transport underpins and supports all community services. It is vital for older people to be able to access health services, shopping, events and social needs.

Thank you ComLink for all the kindness, help and assistance you have given me. I feel truly blessed to know you are there for me to call at anytime. – J. Ruhl

Thank you ComLink for all the kindness, help and assistance you have given me. I feel truly blessed to know you are there for me to call at anytime. – J. Ruhl

DOOR TO DOOR

We pride ourselves on our door to door service.

PEACE OF MIND

Receive a personalised confirmation call before your trip.

COST EFFECTIVE

Affordable transport. Subsidies are also available to eligible customers.

FRIENDLY DRIVERS

Our drivers are carefully chosen as one of our greatest assets.

VARIETY OF VEHICLES

Our range of vehicles accommodate people with a variety of needs.

TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS

ComLink provides many transport solutions to help maintain and maximise independence for frail, older people and people living with a disability. We take into account each person’s preferences and choices, helping them to remain in their own homes for as long as they can and continue to actively participate in their community.

We can assist you by providing personalised transport to ensure you have access to medical appointments, shopping and other outings. Wherever you need to be, ComLink will get you there!

Our professional drivers will collect you from your home, help you into the vehicle and provide you with a safe and comfortable ride to your chosen destination. ComLink has a large fleet of vehicles to cater for all needs, including wheelchairs, electric scooters and those needing hoist access.

Accessing The Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The aim of the CHSP is to help older people live as independently as possible, with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you. It is about building on your strengths, capacity and goals to help you remain living independently and safely at home.

In order for you to access Transport, you must first be registered and assessed by the Australian Government’s centralised contact centre, known as My Aged Care.

Once registered, My Aged Care will conduct an initial telephone screening assessment with you, to determine the assistance you would benefit from.

Once you have been assessed and approved for Transport, My Aged Care will notify ComLink and we will contact you so you can begin accessing services.

Call ComLink on 1300 761 011 and we will assist you through the entire process.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about Transport, please see frequently asked questions below.

What if I need urgent assistance?2018-02-15T00:01:16+00:00

ComLink is committed to ensuring your needs are met in a timely manner. Ordinarily, you are required to be registered through My Aged Care and have an assessment before you can commence with services.

ComLink can provide interim services to you without you having to be registered with My Aged Care or being assessed in the event you are faced in an urgent situation. We understand that things happen sometimes. Things we have no control over. Whether you fall ill suddenly or your normal carer is unavailable, ComLink can help.

Call ComLink on 1300 761 011 to discuss and we will work with you to ensure your urgent needs are met.

What is the cost?2018-01-09T05:30:40+00:00

ComLink is an approved provider of Commonwealth Home Support Programme services. What this means is, the Department of Health has provided us with some funding in order to be able to offer these services to you.

Part of our funding agreement with the Department requires us to seek a contribution fee from you, the user of our services.

ComLink is committed to keeping our costs down as low as possible, to ensure you are able to benefit from the many opportunities we provide. If at any time you are facing financial hardship, ComLink is more than willing to have an open conversation with you to negotiate a reduced price.

Fees are assessed according to distance travelled and type of transport. Alternatively, you can arrange to pay privately without any subsidies.

Can ComLink’s vehicles accommodate mobility aids?2017-07-04T04:33:40+00:00

ComLink has a large fleet of vehicles to cater for all needs, including wheelchairs and those needing hoist access. Clients are transported in fully maintained vehicles, by our caring, friendly and trained drivers.

How do I make a transport booking?2017-12-18T06:22:36+00:00

Transport can be arranged simply by booking ahead. Three working days’ notice is ideal or book as soon as you have arranged your appointment. You can book by calling ComLink on 1300 761 011.

Can I use ComLink’s service without being registered with My Aged Care?2017-07-04T04:32:14+00:00

Yes, we do offer transport for those without an Aged Care Assessment. However, a higher fee will apply.

How do I get started?2017-07-04T04:31:27+00:00

Call ComLink on 1300 761 011. Our team will put you in touch with My Aged Care so you can register for our Government subsidised transport. Tell My Aged Care you’d like to receive ComLink’s transport services. We’ll then contact you to arrange your transport.

ComLink is a registered My Aged Care provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable door to door transport to a range of social, recreational, health and family commitments.

What purposes can I utilise Comlink’s transport services for?2017-07-18T23:39:57+00:00

Our qualified transport team offers door to door service, to ensure the client’s safety and comfort for the following services:

  • Pre-arranged medical appointments eg. GP
  • Specialists, dentists, hearing services, physiotherapy, allied healthcare
  • Hospital visits
  • Assistance for shopping, including putting together shopping lists and accompanying you on shopping trips
  • Taking you to pay bills
  • Taking you to events and social outings
  • Transport to local community facilities such as libraries, swim centres etc.
  • Visiting Nursing homes
Am I eligible to use Comlink’s transport services?2017-07-18T23:39:17+00:00

You may be eligible for services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme if you are:

  • 65 years or older; or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; or 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • still living at home
  • in need of help at home to continue to live independently.

The only criteria is an aged care assessment which is provided free of charge by My Aged Care.

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