Access Direct can assist people aged over 65 (or people aged over 50 if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander), people with a disability and their carers who have difficulty using public transport or accessing a private vehicle.
Our trained support workers can transport you to a variety of venues including medical appointments, shopping centres, visiting family and friends, social outings and community activities.
The service operates on a ‘book in advance’ basis and requires clients to be medically fit for transport by community transport support workers. All clients must be registered with St John Ambulance before transport can be arranged.
The cost of each transport trip depends on the number of kilometres travelled and if the client is eligible to receive subsidised transport funding from Queensland Community Care Services or Home and Community Care Services.
Access Direct transport services are available to eligible people living in the greater north Brisbane, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe areas, as well as Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and surrounding areas.