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Alternative Transport Options - Eastern Suburbs

There are several community transport options for people living in the Knox area in addition to Knox City Council’s Community Transport.  

Community transport alternatives

  • Red Cross Patient Transport Service - A service for people who are isolated and have limited transport options to attend essential medical appointments and social transport needs. T: 1800 246 850 Red Cross Office T: 8327 7700 or website: www.redcross.org.au
  • St John Ambulance Patient Transport Service - They provide transport services for medical appointments and transfers. T: 9334 1222 or website: www.stjohnvic.com.au/ambulance-patient-transport.asp
  • Bridges – Connecting People Provide transport services for medical appointments, shopping, banking, senior’s clubs, outings, planned activity groups, library, exercise classes and events. T: 9763 9700 or website: www.bridgescc.com.au
  • Flexiride - as the successor to the former Telebus, is a new On Demand Bus Service by Public Transport Victoria in the Rowville area. It operates only when booked. Passengers with accessibilty requirements can request a pick up from their door or an agreed accessible location. For information T: 1800 800 007 or to book, call 8710 6377 or download the Flexiride app.
  • Eastern Volunteers (EV Community Transport) - Provide volunteer assisted community transport to the frail aged and people with disabilities to attend social outings, medical appointments and other activities. T: 9870 7822 or website: www.easternvolunteers.org.au
  • Link Community & Transport – provide many services including transport, from one-on-one assisted transport to outings throughout Victoria. Website: www.lct.org.au, T: 1300 546 528 or email: support@lct.org.au
  • EACH – Ferntree Gully Provide support, advocacy and information in all aspects of need. T: 1300 003 224 or website: www.each.com.au/services

You can also approach your local church or your club welfare officer. There are also common interest groups such as The Heart Group, the Stroke Support Group or The Puffing Billies established to support people, family and carers with similar experiences.

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