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Transport Options in Adelaide Hills

Community Transport

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Community Bus Services in the Adelaide Hills

Community Bus Services provide a door-to-door transport service for shopping:

  • Adelaide Hills Council have a Community Bus in Woodside and Gumeracha, telelephone (08) 8408 0507
  • The Hut has two community buses in Aldgate, telelephone (08) 8339 4400,
    > The Hut website
  • Mount Barker Shopping Shuttle transports Mount Barker District Council Residents to the shops in the CBD of Mount Barker, contact Hill Community Transport telephone (08) 8391 7234

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Mount Barker Shopping Shuttle 2017 Large Print(576 kb) 

The Mount Barker District Council’s 12 seat Community Bus is sponsored by Kalyra Communities, a major provider of community care and residential aged care in the Adelaide Hills. For more information on the Community Bus click here.

Kalyra Communities Logo

Public Transport

  • Adelaide Metro – SouthLink is the bus company that provides public transport services in the Hills region. SouthLink timetables are listed on the Adelaide Metro website. There is also a handy Journey Planner on the home page that determines the bus routes and times to get from A to B anywhere in Adelaide.
    > Adelaide Metro website
  • Hahndorf Loop SouthLink - sponsored by Mount Barker District Council
    > Hahndorf Loop Timetable
  • Meadows to Mount Barker/Callington to Mount Barker – SouthLink
    > Callington and Meadows Flexi Bus
  • Link SA - Timetables for the Torrens Valley area of the Adelaide Hills Council
    > Link SA Website

Coach Services


The BusSA website provides information about bus, coach and taxi services in country areas, including time tables.

Subsidies and Other Information

Department of Veteran Affairs Repatriation Transport Scheme

Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card holders are eligible for assistance towards travelling expenses for medical treatment. White Card holders are eligible for assistance toward travelling expenses for the treatment of certain medical conditions.

> Click here to go to the Department of Veterans' Affairs Website

South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS)

SATSS provides people who are unable to use public transport because of a disability with 80 personalised vouchers for subsidised taxi travel every six months.

> Click here to go to the SATSS Website

Adelaide Access Taxis

Adelaide Access Taxis caters for passengers with disabilities – particularly those with mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and scooters. The vehicles are fitted with hydraulic lifts, enabling passengers in wheelchairs and scooters to be loaded directly into the taxi where they are secured and transported to their destination. Telephone 1300 360 940, 7.00am-8.00pm 7 days a week.

Disabled Persons Parking Permit (DDP)

A Disabled Persons Parking Permit allows a vehicle to be parked in parking spaces which are sign posted and have the people with disabilities symbol painted on the road surface. Also enables the vehicle to be parked for twice the period indicated on the sign, or for the period indicated on the sign and a further 90 minutes, whichever is the greater.

> Further Information on DDP

Independent Living Centre

Independent Living centre has information on transfer aids to assist people to get in and out of vehicles. Phone 1300 885 886.

> Further Information on Living Centres Australia

New on-demand bus service

On Sunday 15 December 2019, the State Government released a new app called Keoride, where passengers can use it to order an on-demand bus to take them anywhere within the Mount Barker township.

This is a successful outcome from a regional public transport study Council initiated and funded, which made recommendations on improving the provision of public transport services and infrastructure in the district and across the region.

One of the key recommendations of the study was to undertake ‘On demand’ bus trials in specific locations and Council is extremely pleased that this has been picked up and implemented by the South Australian Government with an ‘on demand’ bus trial to commence in Mount Barker in January 2020.

Mayor Ann Ferguson said she was pleased to work with one of Australia’s largest private providers of multi-modal public transport services to provide an affordable transport solution for the growing Mount Barker community.

This new bus service will improve accessibility and safety for residents as well as help reduce our carbon footprint added Mayor Ferguson.

It is expected the new service will start 13 January 2020 and will run for six months.

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll said if the six-month trial is successful, the State Government would look into rolling it out into metropolitan Adelaide.

For more information

How does this work?

First download the free Keoride app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Order your Keoride via the app and it will pick you up and drop you off wherever you need to go (including the Dumas St and Dutton Rd Park ‘n’ Rides) within the service area.

When and where can I be picked up?

The service runs between 7am and 9pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends.

You can be picked you up from your home, an existing bus stop or any point of interest within the service area.

How long will I need to wait for?

It may take around 10 minutes for a 12-seater Mercedes Sprinter bus to pick you up.

How much will this cost?

There will be four on-demand buses available in Mount Barker, which will cost $1.50 for adults and $1 for concessions to use. Payments can be made on-board or by credit card or debit card through the app.

Where will this service work?See attached map regarding the designated service area in Mount Barker.

For more FAQs about the new service

Diversity Statement

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.