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TRANSPORT SERVICES

 

 

 

If you are having difficulty accessing the community we can provide a door to door transport service to take you to the shops, appointments, activities and events at the Burnie Brae Centre or to other social events and places.

We transport people of all ages, backgrounds and needs and there is no charge if your carer accompanies you on your travels. Our friendly staff and volunteers will carry your groceries or bags into your home for you and have plenty of room to transport your walking aids and support equipment.

At Burnie Brae we understand that your independence is important to you and our community transport service staff will work with you to ensure that you can continue to access the people and places that are important to you.

  • Fully trained staff
  • Disability Access – Wheelchair hoist on buses
  • Low-Cost Solution – A fee per trip is charged to assist with service maintenance costs

Community Transport

The Burnie Brae Transport Service offers a low-cost solution for eligible northside residents in Brisbane who have difficulty accessing public transport. A door to door service is provided for those who need help to get to the shops, to activities and events at our the Burnie Brae Centre or to other social events and places.

Our fully trained staff are equipped to offer a comprehensive level of support to all passengers and disability access. A wheelchair hoist is available on our buses.

To assist with the ongoing costs of maintaining this service, a fee per trip is charged.

Community Transport for Those Aged 65 and Under

People aged under 65, or people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent aged under 50 years of age, can utilise subsidised Burnie Brae transport if they are experiencing transport disadvantage as a result of being:

  • A person with a disability
  • A person with a mental health condition
  • A person with a chronic health condition
  • A person who is financially disadvantaged and has limited access to affordable private or public transport
  • An unpaid carer travelling in their role as a carer.

 

 

Transport to medical appointments

Burnie Brae provides economical transport to Seniors and people over 18 years with a disability, who are unable to access public transport and live within the geographical area covered by the service. Eligible clients can be driven to local medical centres and hospitals such as the Prince Charles, North West, Holy Spirit Northside and Royal Brisbane Hospital as well as the City Specialists Clinic.

With door to door transport generally provided Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm, (and extended hours by arrangement), the service is a real answer for those experiencing difficulty getting to appointments, particularly at hospitals where parking is limited and very expensive.

Bookings are essential for this service and must be made by 12pm the day before the appointment.

 

Help with shopping

 

Group Shopping

Our Transport Service co-ordinates a Group Shopping Service to the following shopping centres:

  • Stafford City
  • Westfield Shoppingtown Chermside
  • Taigum Centro Shopping Centre

Clients are picked up at home and taken to their nearest shopping centre for two hours of shopping, then returned home and helped inside with their purchases.

Supported Shopping

If required, we also offer individual support for clients with a staff member providing transport to and from the shops and assisting with the purchase of goods. These outings are both practical and social with the assurance of companionship when needed.

Special Needs Shopping

In the event that clients are unwell or unable to shop themselves, arrangements can also be made for a staff member to purchase groceries on behalf of clients.

 

For further information regarding transport services, fill out the form below or call us on (07) 3624 2121.

 

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health

Disclaimer: Although funding for this service has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

I wanted to encourage my 22 year old daughter Chantel to be more independent. She recently got some casual employment but due to her intellectual disability needs supported transport to get to and from work. I contacted Burnie Brae to see if they could help and I can't tell you how glad I am. The service has been outstanding and it has taken a weight off my mind knowing she is in good hands.

Enquiry Form

How do I access Burnie Brae Government funded services

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