Transport provides a vital link for people in our Shire to access social and recreational activities and medical care, locally and across the region.
Namoi Care Connect provides friendly, personal and caring transport for members of the local community, who are transport disadvantaged and who live in the Narrabri Shire. Transport can be provided for individuals and groups. Individual transport is mainly provided by volunteers, who give of their time to support our local community.
While we are able to provide some transport at short notice, we usually require a minimum of 48 hours notice for individual transport. Group transport requires a minimum of 14 working days notice. This gives staff time to make appropriate arrangements for your journey.
Community Transport Program
Eligibility for the Community Transport Program is determined by Transport for NSW. To be eligible to receive transport assistance through this program you must require a transport service for a medical, social, recreational or shopping purpose and not be eligible to receive transport services under any other government program and have limited access to private or public transport due to location, travel time, financial resources or physical or cognitive capacities.
We aim to provide flexible transport options for individuals and groups across the Shire, that best meet your transport needs. We will consider all requests for assistance and will work with you to find a solution for your transport needs. Transport options include:
The Community Transport Program operates across New South Wales. For providers in other areas please visit https://transportnsw.info/operators
Commonwealth Home Support Programme
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is funded by the Australian Government and provides entry level aged care services. For information on this programme please go to our Home Support Services page.
Non-emergency Health Related Transport Program
The Non-emergency Health Related Transport Program provides transport assistance for people who reside permanently in Wee Waa, Gwabegar, Pilliga and surrounding areas, to access local and regional medical care. Transport options include:
Fuel vouchers are not available for travel to specialist care. The Isolated Patients Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), administered by NSW Health, is available for this purpose. For further information please visit www.iptaas.health.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 478 227.