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 Transport Concessions and Subsidies
 Public Transport
 Sustainable Transport
 Taxis
 Vehicle Operation Tools
 Community Organisations
 Victorian Transport Regulation

Transport Concessions and Subsidies
Multi Purpose Taxi Program - helps Victorians with severe and permanent disabilities use taxis at an affordable rate. The Program gives members half price taxi fares.

Victorian Seniors Card holders - this includes greater access to concession fares on V/Line train and coach services, the introduction of a Seniors Sunday Pass giving free travel on metropolitan trains, trams and buses and some regional city buses on Sundays and the issuing of two Off-Peak Travel Vouchers.

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme - aims to improve accessibility of specialist medical and oral health services for rural Victorian residents by providing partial reimbursement to assist with travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural patients and if appropriate, their escorts, when travelling long distances or staying away from home to receive specialist medical treatment.

Companion Card - Cardholders on all Victorian public transport services can have their companions travel without charge, on all train and tram services, and all metropolitan bus services, country trains, coach and town bus services.

Public Transport Concessions http://www.office-for-children.vic.gov.au A number of public transport concession tickets are available to students, seniors, people with disabilities and people on low income.

Mobility Allowance - provides assistance to people with disabilities who are in paid employment, voluntary work, vocational training, undertaking independent living/life skills training or a combination of paid work and training and who are unable to use public transport without substantial assistance.

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Public Transport
Victorian Public Transport – a guide to public transport in Victoria.

V/Line - a guide to V/Line services.

Public Transport Users Association - a public transport consumer organisation.

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Sustainable Transport
TravelSmart - aims to reduce people’s dependency on cars and persuade them to choose sustainable travel alternatives such as travelling by public transport, cycling and walking.

Bicycle Victoria - is a self-funded community organisation, dedicated to getting more people cycling more often.

Pedestrian Council of Australia - educates, advocates and promotes for the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians.

Walking School Bus Program - involves trained volunteers collecting children from designated drop-off points and walking them to and from school.

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Taxis
Victorian Taxi Directorate - Passengers - provides information on travelling with a disability, booking numbers, fares, information on the Multi Purpose Taxi Program and more.

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Vehicle Operation Tools
Parliament of Victoria Road Safety Committee - inquires into, considers and reports to Parliament on any matters relating to road trauma, safety on roads and related matters.

VicRoads Guide for Choosing and Using Motorised Mobility Devices - assists users of scooters, buggies, electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs.

TAC Safety - provides information for parents, schools, older drivers, motorcyclists about road safety.

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Community Organisations
Travellers Aid Society of Victoria - provides a unique range of high quality services and facilities for travellers of all ages.

Council on the Ageing - the peak body representing the wide-ranging needs and interests of older people in the Victorian community.

Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) - the peak body of the social and community services sector in Victoria.

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Victorian Transport Regulation
Victorian Taxi Directorate - regulates the taxi industry and implements initiatives to improve the quality of service provided by Victorian taxis.

Public Transport Safety Victoria (PTSV) - the Victorian rail and bus safety regulator.


If you note any broken links, have information on websites you think should be added or would otherwise like to comment on this page, please contact Adam McSwain on PH: 5345 9211.

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