Community Transport

Car service 

The Community Transport Program aims to support older residents by providing car transport for medical and health appointments, to go shopping, go to the hairdressers, connect socially, and to generally get out and about. The program is supported by volunteers who drive their own approved vehicles, or a City of Unley vehicle. 

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A My Aged Care ‘transport’ referral is required to access the car transport service.

Head to our Government support and My Aged Care page for information on how to access this service.

Services are subsidised and clients contribute towards their cost.

Client contribution schedule(PDF, 263KB)

Booking and terms of use

Booking

Services are available from 9.15am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday and bookings are dependent on the availability of volunteers.

The cost per trip will be discussed with the Community Transport Coordinator and fees are collected by the volunteer on the day of service.

For more information about these services, phone (08) 8372 5405.

Availability 

To ensure the program is fair to all eligible residents, transport services are allocated based on the priority of need and volunteer availability. All requests will be looked at on an individual basis and medical appointments take priority over social activities. 

All transport requests must be arranged with the Community Transport Coordinator. It is necessary that as much prior notice as possible is given when requesting transport. Transport may not be available if less than three working days’ notice is given. Please note this is not an emergency service.

Terms of use

The Council has a duty of care and is responsible for the safety of all service users and volunteers. It is therefore necessary to contact the Community Transport Coordinator to advise of any additional requests or changes to the original booking. Requests for services must not be arranged directly with the volunteer driver.

Community bus

The Unley Community Bus is a ‘door to door’ service that picks passengers up from their home and transports them to a range of destinations. The service is provided by volunteers and coordinated by City of Unley staff.

This service is intended for residents living in the City of Unley who are transport disadvantaged, frail, aged, or have a disability. There is no age - based eligibility. Residents must be able to board and disembark the bus independently and without assistance.

We ask for a $3 donation when you board the bus. 

How to register

For a list of the times and days and the destinations that you can book, download the Community Bus Timetable.(PDF, 241KB)

Register Online  

Or call us on 8372 5131.

Booking terms of use

Terms of use 

To ensure the program is fair to all eligible residents, transport services are allocated on priority of need and volunteer availability.

Passengers must have the ability to carry their own bags. Due to limited storage on the bus, shopping bags are strictly limited to two per person.

Looking after passengers 

The Unley Community Bus promotes an environment where passengers feel welcomed, supported, safe, and happy. The service values respect, tolerance, inclusiveness and equity.

Passengers who demonstrate behaviour or use language that is not supportive of these values may be refused access to the bus.

Out and about tours

The Community Bus program also includes Out and About tours every month. These provide an opportunity for passengers of all ages to go on a fun trip together, socialise, and explore new areas. Previous tours have gone to:

  • West Lakes for a cruise
  • Cherry picking in the Adelaide Hills
  • Mt Barker Wallis Cinemas for a movie and lunch 

If you are interested in these tours, let us know when you register.