The Travellers Aid Companion Service has been supporting people to participate in the community for over 10 years with volunteer companions assisting people to appointments, social activities, events and attractions, work and education.

We were delighted to expand this offering during 2021 and early 2022 to enable people with mobility challenges to enjoy the iconic Queen Victoria Market. During the summer months, Travellers Aid in partnership with the City of Melbourne, was able to support people with mobility challenges, sensory disabilities, intellectual disabilities, physical or mental health issues or people who just feel more comfortable with someone walking beside them.

The Summer Night Market is a highlight of the Queen Victoria Market’s offering, and we were excited to be there to aid in creating a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for people who wanted some support as Melbournians gathered to enjoy good food, drinks and entertainment.