Since 1998 we have been mitigating social exclusion by providing Shared Transport to people with a disability, and seniors over 65 years of age, living independently in the community. These services help ease congestion on our roads and provide a more environmentally friendly and inexpensive means of transport for the public.
Our Shared Transport option is a door-to-door service at a low, flat rate to any destination on the Gold Coast. Clients can use this service to see their doctor, attend events, visit the library, go out for lunch or even just grab a few things from the shop.
Clients are collected from their homes and transported in the comfort of one of our fleet vehicles by our team of volunteer drivers. Those requiring assistance may also benefit from our team of volunteer carers.
Our caring team are regularly trained in senior first aid, CPR, industry updates, alcohol and drug policies and manual handling, to ensure they are well qualified to deal with any situation that might arise. They are the front line of our operations and make sure our clients are safely transported to their destination in clean and comfortable vehicles.
Our calendar of Social Outings takes in the best of south east Queensland and northern NSW with trips to art galleries, museums, restaurants, gardens and more.
Social Outings are offered on a weekly basis to clients over 65 as a means of getting out and participating in a social environment. Services are frequently at capacity so be sure to book your spot early.
To receive our Social Outings calendar please call us on 07 5526 5288.
15 June 2018 Mullumbimby Farmers Market
Our seniors had a great day exploring the fresh produce at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the House of Gabriel.
22 June 2018 Mt Tamborine
Our seniors went for a picturesque drive up to the botanical Gardens in Mount Tamborine. They later went to enjoy a lunch at The Manor restaurant
Our Shopping Club is a regular service transporting clients to their local shopping centre on set days. Clients are collected from their homes and taken in safety and comfort on a 2 hour shopping trip. To use this service you must be aged 65 years or over, and be registered with My Aged Care. A small out of pocket supplement applies and you can read about the current costs our FAQs.
Cancer Patient Transport Service
Established in 2009 by former mayor the late Ron Clarke, the service was originally named Monique’s Bus in honour of his daughter. Mr Clarke recognised the lack of transport options available to cancer patients undergoing treatment, and the additional pressure it placed on family and friends in an already difficult time. Since 2015 the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation adopted the funding and management of what is now known as the Cancer Patient Transport Service.
Gold Coast patients receiving cancer treatment are transported in safety and comfort to and from Gold Coast hospitals, relieving at least one pressure of their already difficult journey.
A suggested contribution of $5 each way helps fund this service, but with the help of local businesses and generous individuals, the Foundation raises money to ensure the continuation of this vital community service. There are also many ways you can get involved.
Vehicle & Driver Hire
Volunteering Gold Coast's fleet is now available for hire! If you’re looking for a mini bus for your next event, function or social outing why not give us a call? We have 14 vehicles to choose from, ranging from 9 - 12 seater buses, and our nine-seater vehicles also have wheelchair accessibility.
We offer very competitive prices, which covers a booking fee and fuel costs for the duration of the hire, and all vehicles are maintained to an extremely high standard, ensuring the comfort of your passengers. We offer full day and weekend hire, plus we have the option to hire a casual driver.
To find out more simply complete our Quick Quote Form
Gold Member Loyalty Program
We reward our loyal and frequent users of our Transport Services through our Gold Member Loyalty Program. Loyalty cards are issued to clients who utilise our Shared Transport, Shopping Club or Social Outings services more than once a month, and go in the draw to win monthly prizes. To get your Gold Member Loyalty Program card simply call us on 07 5526 5288.