The RFDS in VIC

Community Transport

Community Transport

RFDS Victoria has partnered with Heathcote Health and Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS) to provide a community transport service for the Heathcote and Rochester regions.

With the support of the Heathcote and District Community Bank, Bendigo Bank, the Rotary Club of Echuca Moama and Rochester Lions Club along with a team of dedicated volunteer drivers, the Community Transport service offers free transport for eligible community members to access their health and wellbeing appointments and Planned Activity Groups. 

For more information specific to each Community Transport site, please see below.

Heathcote

To be eligible to use the Heathcote Community Transport service clients must: - Have a pension card, concession card or DVA card - Live within 30km of Heathcote - Be accessing a health appointment or Planned Activity Group within 50km of Heathcote

Rochester

To be eligible to use the Rochester Community Transport service clients must: - Have a pension card, concession card or DVA card - Live within 20km of Rochester - Be accessing a health appointment or Planned Activity Group within the designated service area, which includes Echuca, Shepparton and Bendigo

To register to use the service or to make a booking call 1300 887 678 and select option 2 for Community Transport.

Note: A Planned Activity Group is defined as a variety of leisure and social connection activities that are funded through Home and Community Care (HACC) and facilitated through registered health services.