CTST’s aim is to be the ‘First Choice in Community Transport’. We provide transport to help people live independently within the community.
- We are the largest individual provider of community transport in the country.
- We provide transport for people with a disability.
- We provide transportation for the over 65s for non-emergency medical and social outings.
- We currently have a fleet of 83 vehicles, including 11 wheelchair accessible vehicles.
- We drive on average 3 500 000 kilometres each year.
- We service 28 council areas.
- We engage more than 350 volunteers donating more than 125 000 hours valued at over $3.7 million annually.
- We are currently registering 320 new consumers each month.
- We work with over 100 community service providers.
- We aim to deliver in excess of 150 000 trips in the next financial year.
- Over 7000 individuals have been assisted by CTST in the last 12 months.
- CTST is a not-for-profit organisation with DGR Status.
About our industry
- Tasmanian’s are more reliant on motor vehicles than other Australians.
- In 2011, one in six Tasmanians were aged 65+; in 2020 there will be one in five aged 65+ years, and in 2030 it is projected that one in four Tasmanians will be aged 65 or more.
- The majority of older Tasmanians aged 65+ years (73%) lived in private dwellings that were owned or being purchased in 2011 and remain in their own home as they age.
- In 2012 older Tasmanians identified health and well-being; access to facilities and services; social connections, family and friendships; transport; housing and home maintenance as the most important issues as they age.
- For Tasmanians aged 75 years and over: 27% had undertaken voluntary work; 21% had cared for someone either aged or with a disability; and 23% had provided unpaid assistance to someone outside the household.
- 44% of Tasmanians aged 65–74 years had undertaken voluntary work; 30% had cared for someone either aged or with a disability; and 46% had provided unpaid assistance to someone outside the household.