Who we areCommunity Transport Services Tasmania Inc. (CTST) is a state-wide community based not-for-profit organisation that provides affordable door-to-door community transport for the over 65s, and people with a disability. We help our consumers to continue living independently within their community by allowing them to continue to attend appointments such as regular visits to the doctor, trips to the shops or hairdressers or to events such as flower shows, concerts or sporting events.
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Area Connect – Routed Services
As Tasmania’s largest community transport provider, CTST understands our responsibility to use our resources and state-wide service distribution to find solutions to current and emerging service gaps in the Tasmanian transport network. We have, over the past five years, been exploring – with a particular focus on social enterprise – ways of providing new localised transport services that can ‘bridge the gap’ between public bus routes and community-based transport providers. The goal has been to develop a model that can become a profitable community business which, over time, returns a surplus back into the communities in which the service operates.
In early 2018, CTST launched a new social enterprise arm to deliver these concepts – Area Connect.
Area Connect – Employment Transport Program (Jobs Bus)
Area Connect Jobs Bus is a new concept in Tasmanian transport. Provided by CTST and funded by Jobs Tasmania (Department of State Growth), the purpose of this program is to connect Tasmanians without easy access to private or public transport with work, training, and education. We transport people to workplaces, job interviews, trade training centres and vocational training programs, jobs hubs, work-ready programs, school, or college.
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How we can help
If you or a loved one is over 65 or has a disability and finds it difficult to get out and about then pick up the phone and call 1800 781 033 to find out more.
New consumers, 65 or over (or over 50 for Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders) can request transport assistance by phoning My Aged Care – 1800 200 422. If you need to access disability transport and are aged under 65 (or under 50 for Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders), phone us on 1800 781 033 to see if we have availability for new consumers in your region.
Once you have been registered we are able to take you anywhere from down the street to around the state.Find out more
CTST is a state-wide Home and Community Care (HACC) and Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) Incorporated Association, funded jointly by the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments to deliver community transport services. Consumers make a contribution through a fee which is distance based and is used to help cover our expenses.View our fee structure
Our 90 vehicles are located around the state from Tasman to Smithton and everywhere in between. Contact your nearest coordinator (shown on the map) to find out how we can help you.Find out where we are