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Transport assistance

Community Transport

The Community Transport Program helps people who have trouble accessing transport options to get around their local community.

You may be eligible for the program if you:

  • are under 65 years of age
  • have no or limited access to other transport options, including public or private transport or transport funded through other funded/subsidised schemes
  • an unpaid carer, travelling in your role as a carer
  • are not receiving transport services for the same or similar purpose under another government program, for example the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS), Commonwealth Aged Care Programs (including CHSP and Aged Care Packages), or Queensland Health Patient Transport Services.

Medical appointments

Queensland Ambulance Service provides non-emergency patient transport for:

  • pre-arranged visits to a medical facility for ongoing treatment
  • transfer between medical facilities for specialist treatment.

The Queensland Ambulance Service must have at least 24 hours notice for bookings. An authorisation certificate from a doctor is required for non-emergency patient transport.

Contact the Queensland Ambulance Service on 13 12 33 for details or bookings.

The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme contributes to the cost of transport and accommodation when specialist services are more than 50 kilometres from the referring hospital. A doctor's referral to the specialist service is required.

More information

The Queensland directory of health and community services lists government and private service providers throughout Queensland. Accessibility options can be selected through an advanced search.

TransLink's journey planner provides information about public transport options between starting points and destinations in South East Queensland.

qconnect provides information on public transport options in rural and regional Queensland.