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Supporting Accessible Transport for Country Patients

Supporting Accessible Transport for Country Patients

We are delighted to be the latest recipient of MediStays Philanthropy Program and look forward to supporting MediStays guests throughout 2024.   “For over 100 years Travellers Aid has been supporting regional travellers to connect and engage with their communities. We...

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Accessibility services rebuild independence and freedom

Accessibility services rebuild independence and freedom

From setting off on solo international trips to being afraid to catch a train to Melbourne, the effects of a traumatic injury were profound for Shepparton woman Janet Congues. But after discovering the many facets of Travellers Aid, she says her world opened up again...

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Companion Service is expanding to the Latrobe Valley

Companion Service is expanding to the Latrobe Valley

In 2024 we are conducting a pilot of our Companion Service, assisting people in the Latrobe Valley to travel to medical appointments via public transport. We are seeking applications from local volunteers to help us deliver this valuable service.  Volunteer Duties ...

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Try Before You Ride is Back!

Try Before You Ride is Back!

Save the date! Try Before You Ride events help people of all abilities feel more confident when using the public transport system. This includes people with accessibility requirements, parents with children and seniors.  Attendees can practice getting on and off our...

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Thank You to our Workforce

Thank You to our Workforce

With more than half of our workforce comprised of dedicated volunteers, we've had a busy 12 months recruiting and onboarding many new volunteers to work alongside our dedicated staff. With more event organisers and businesses becoming aware of the need to provide...

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Our Journey Towards Reconciliation

In late 2022 we embarked on a journey, commencing work on a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP includes practical actions that drive our organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which we operate.  As an...

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Experience the Joy of Travel with the Accessible Group

Experience the Joy of Travel with the Accessible Group

Accessible Accommodation offer holiday, respite, short-term, medium term stays for anyone with a disability, including elderly and NDIS participants all over Australia. Last October Travellers Aid CEO Elias Lebbos joined a team of experts at the Breaking Barriers...

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Explore Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens

Explore Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne are well worth a visit! Partnering with the Royal Botanical Gardens, our Companion Service volunteers are available to support people with disabilities or those with additional mobility requirements travelling to Royal Botanic...

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Travellers Voice Autumn 2024 Edition

Travellers Voice Autumn 2024 Edition

Positive impact through partnershipsA message from Travellers Aid CEO, Elias Lebbos. Melbourne (Naarm) is often rated among the world’s most accessible cities. So I was thrilled to learn that our beautiful home will host the 2024 Accessible and Inclusive Tourism...

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Accessible and Inclusive Events for Everyone

Accessible and Inclusive Events for Everyone

We love supporting people to access Melbourne’s most iconic events. 2024 started off with a winning serve! Our contribution at the Australian Open was very well received with 2078 instances of assistance. We are very proud of what our team was able to achieve...

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