Fast Facts

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 state.
  • 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 80 vehicles, including 11 wheelchair accessible vehicles.
  • We drive on average 3 000 000 kilometres each year.
  • We service 27 council areas.
  • We engage more than 380 volunteers donating more than 100 000 hours valued at over $3 million annually.
  • We are currently registering 320 new clients each month.
  • We work with over 100 community service providers.
  • We aim to deliver in excess of 124 000 trips in the next financial year.
  • Over 4600 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.