Public Transport Options
Byron Bay Taxis & Limousines provide a local public taxi service 24hrs a day.
- For those requiring disability transport there is access to the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.
- Telephone: (02) 6685 5008
Blanches Bus Service provides a regular public service with a bus shelter inside the parking grounds of the Byron Central Hospital.
- Route 640 (Blanchs Service) Ballina – Lennox Head – Suffolk Park – Byron Bay – Mullumbimby.
- Pension concession and Seniors card holders with unlimited same day travel for $2.50.
- Timetable info line: (02) 6686 2144 or www.blanchs.com.au
Subsidised Transport Options
Tweed Byron Ballina Community Transport is a not-for-profit, public benevolent institution, governed by a community management committee and funded to assist older people, people with a disability, their carers and others who have difficulty accessing public transport, or are disadvantaged by the lack of transport options in their area. Eligibility criteria includes:
- older people (65 and over, or 50 and over if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) – through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
- younger people with a disability – through the Community Care Supports Program (CCSP)
- the carer of an older person or a person with a disability
- isolated and unable to access mainstream transport options – through the Community Transport Program
To make a booking call 1300 875 895. Three working days’ notice is requested to coordinate the trip and therefore should be booked as soon as an appointment date and time is known.
Bookings can also be made using email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Byron Shire Respite Services offer a social support program to those who are elderly, living with a disability, living rurally, people living alone or people without family supports to maintain their independence. Clients can be referred by family members or friends or with permission by a service provider. Special needs groups include:
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People who are financially disadvantaged
- People living in rural and remote locations
- People who are socially isolated
People requiring assistance can be referred by other organisations or can contact the Social Support Program Co-ordinator directly. The Program Co-ordinator will then complete and assessment, either in-home or by telephone. Telephone: (02) 6685 1921
The United Protestant Association of NSW Limited (UPA) is a Christian care organisation, established with the commitment to care for disadvantaged children and the provision of care and accommodation for the elderly. Assistance with transport may be available following assessment of individuals needs. For the North Coast Region Telephone: (02) 6628 5559 or Email: email@example.com