Journeys made possible.

A message from Travellers Aid CEO, Elias Lebbos.

As another successful summer event season comes to a close, our staff and volunteers have loved receiving feedback from people like you who have used our access and inclusion services over this time.

It’s an important reminder for all of us here at Travellers Aid of the reasons we do what we do.

Travellers Aid exists for people, offering assistance and support to keep you participating in your community on your terms.

Our purpose at Travellers Aid is to bridge the access and inclusion gap delivering our long-established services as well as looking for new ways to meet the needs of our service users – where you are and in the ways you need us.

It’s ensuring Travellers Aid’s website is up-to-date and gives clear information, so you can plan journeys with confidence from the comfort of your home. Annette’s story in this newsletter shows what a difference this type of easy access can make, and is why our Winter Appeal is about improving the online experience for every service user by making our website more accessible and user-friendly.

Equal access is the ability to hire a dependable mobility scooter that fits on public transport and gets you to your appointment or special event with ease.

It means knowing that connection services will get you from the tram stop or car park to your event, so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

And, if things don’t go to plan or start to feel overwhelming, it means you can count on a friendly, calm and quiet place to catch your breath.

Travellers Aid is committed to bringing you all these things and more. We thank you for supporting our valued work and invite you to be part of our continued growth in enabling equal participation for all.

Elias Lebbos | Chief Executive Officer

TA CEO Elias and TA volunteer Arpana taking a smiling selfie at the AO23.

Event season recap

It has been an exciting summer for Travellers Aid staff and volunteers. Event season is in full swing and we have loved helping to make it as accessible and inclusive as we can! Catch up on what we’ve been up to.

Close up of a woman's back facing an audience. The audience is blurred and the woman's hand and arm wearing a peach blouse is in focus.

Mobility hire gives flight to travel plans

“If I hadn’t discovered Travellers Aid, I would not have been coming to Melbourne or to the Avalon Airshow at all” Queanbeyan plane spotter, Annette. 

Maria Groner speaking into microphone on big screen with Auslan interpreter in corner of the screen.

Celebrating our volunteers – Volunteer Week 15–21 May

I love how rewarding it feels when you volunteer with Travellers Aid being able to assist different types of individuals, and how thankful they are when you assist them. Nadren 

Group of TA staff and volunteers in front of Scar Tree.

Experiential training builds disability awareness

Travelers Aid’s experiential disability awareness training helps event organisers, tourism and hospitality venues, transport providers, businesses, councils and policy makers understand how people with disability might experience their spaces and services.