Hills Community Transport
Hills Community Transport (HCT) provides information about transport services across the Hills region. For people who are transport disadvantaged (eligibility criteria apply) HCT can provide a transport service using volunteer drivers or taxis.
Hills Community Transport (HCT)
6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
telephone 8391 7234 (information or bookings)
facsimile 8391 7299
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment:
- Contact us through the National Relay Service website
- Give the National Relay Service our number – 8391 7234
For more information, visit: http://www.relayservice.gov.au/
What Information is Available?
Anyone can contact HCT for free information about transport services in the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker and Strathalbyn areas. HCT can provide information about local bus, taxi, coach and community transport services. Information such as:
◦Fares and ticketing
◦Subsidies and concessions
If you need to get to a medical appointment or social activity, shopping or visit friends/family and have no other transport option Hill Community Transport could help you find a way to get there using volunteer drivers or taxis (subject to available resources).
Bookings are essential with at least 3 clear working days' notice recommended. It is best to make metropolitan appointments between 10.00am and 2.00pm to keep waiting times to a minimum. When demand exceeds our capacity, an attempt is made to reschedule client appointments or prioritise according to the highest need.
Who is eligible for transport assistance from HCT?
You are eligible for transport assistance from HCT if you do not have any other transport options.
Other transport may include:
* Driving yourself if you are able
* Family or friends to take you
* Public transport or taxi services you can access
* Other community transport options
You must also live in the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker or Strathalbyn areas.
If you are over 65 years of age a referral is required from My Aged Care. Please contact them on 1800 200 422.
Is there a cost for transport provided by HCT?
HCT does have fees as it enables the program to assist more people in the region. Fees are determined according to distance travelled and they range from $5 up to $30.
No one is refused service if they are unable to make a contribution.
HCT has a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers that give up their time to provide transport for people in their community.
If being a volunteer driver appeals to you please contact HCT for more information telephone (08) 8391 7234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Companion Service
The public transport system can seem complex if you haven’t caught a bus for a long time or maybe never. 'Get on Board' is a service that provides a travel companion to accompany clients on a journey or several journeys and explains how public transport works. For more information telephone (08) 8391 7234.
Hills Community Transport is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, the State Department of Human Services, Mount Barker District Council, Adelaide Hills Council and Alexandrina Council.
The Community Programs Unit of Mount Barker District Council acknowledges the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We aim to deliver our services in a way that respects and welcomes diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.