Getting around in Indigo Shire

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Public Transport Victoria

V/Line regional trains and buses service the communities of Wahgunyah, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Wooragee, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Barnawartha and Baranduda. You need to either have a myki pass to travel, or to purchase a paper ticket prior to travel.

Pensioners:
Pensioner Concession Card holders are eligible for a 50 per cent discount on travel. Victorian residents can also receive two to four free travel vouchers each year. More information on this is available on the PTV website

Seniors Card Holders:
Victorian Seniors Card holders can travel with a Seniors myki.

Each year Victorian Seniors Card holders can enjoy 8 days of free public transport during the Victoria Seniors Festival. Dates and more information can be found on the seniors websiteThis free travel covers all metropolitan rail, tram and bus services, all V/Line train and bus services, and all country town bus services.

Further information on discounted travel for older people can be found on the PTV website.

Families:
Children aged 4 and under travel free. Children attending school aged 5 – 18 can travel on a concession fare, which is half the cost of a full fare. Teenagers aged 17 and 18 must carry government-issued proof of age ID (such as a passport, learner permit, or Proof of Age card), or another concession entitlement (such as a PTV School Student ID or Health Care Card).

Public Transport Victoria also offer a range of support for various accessibility needs. You can find out more by visiting their website

Travellers Aid

Travellers Aid offer a free medical companion service and buggy service for those travelling by train to Melbourne. The buggy service can meet you at your bus or taxi and will take you where you need to go in Southern Cross Station or Flinders Street Station. They also provide a buggy service and Companion Service at Seymour Station. The medical companion service have trained volunteers who will meet you at your train, bus, tram or taxi and guide you to and from your medical appointment.

Bookings must be made in advance:
Buggy Service 03 9670 2072
Medical Companion Service 1300 700 399
travellersaid.org.au
scs@travellersaid.org.au

Indigo@home Community Care Services

Transport can be included in your range of Home Care Package services. For further information please contact Home Care Packages Administration on 03 5751 9422 or homecare@alpinehealth.org.au 

Ride Sharing

Ride Sharing is a free to low cost way travel. Ride Sharing connects drivers with passengers who are heading the same way. At present in Indigo Shire there are several ways to be involved in a Ride Share.

Community Facebook Pages
You can use your local community Facebook page to request a ride or to let people know that you are able to offer them a ride. The details of the ride sharing are worked out between the driver and passenger privately and there may be a request made for a financial donation towards car running costs. This is an informal way to share rides and all parties travel at their own risk and can accept or refuse rides at their discretion.

Barnawartha 
Beechworth
Chiltern 
Kiewa/Tangambalanga 
Rutherglen 
Wahgunyah (Corowa) 
 
Yackandandah

Online Ride and Car Share Companies
Online ride sharing platforms are now in operation across Australia, that operate similar to a taxi. There is also a number of services where you can arrange to share your car or another person's car. Currently the options for ride sharing are limited in regional Victoria, however, if you are planning a trip, particularly to a city these may be viable options. A variety of platforms are listed below, you will require a credit card to utilise these. 

Ride sharing:

Car sharing:

Indigo Rideshare

Indigo Shire Council have completed all background work to get our own ride sharing service started. All you need to do is have the support of your organisation to oversee the program. If your organisation is dedicated to supporting the community and would like to add ride sharing to their services, please get in touch with Kate O'Toole, Ageing Well Officer via phone 0428 662 412 or email : kate.otoole@indigoshire.vic.gov.au

Red Cross Patient Transfer and Community Accessability

Red Cross Patient Transfer 

Australian Red Cross offers transport to people in our Shire for medical appointments, with a Red Cross vehicle provided and driven by a trained volunteer Patient Transport Officer.  This transport is available for both short and long distance, such as Wodonga, Wagga or Melbourne and comes at no cost to the patient. Funded by Australian Red Cross, both Wangaratta and Wodonga have Red Cross Vehicle and Drivers available. This door-to-door service is very busy with two vehicles to service the region, bookings must be made well in advance.

Contact:
Wodonga: Iona Maroske 0403 989 847
Wangaratta: Max Kirkham 03 5721 8451

Community Accessability

Community Accessability provides vehicles and volunteer drivers to transport community members to medical and social outings. The Upper Hume office caters for Wodonga City and Indigo Shire Councils, utilising 3 cars and 8 minibuses - 2 with wheelchair access.

More information is available on the Community Accessability Website or by contacting the Senior Transport Operations Office. 
102 Hume St, Wodonga 3690
1300 704 530
admin@gettingthere.net.au 

Transport by Town

All public transport timetables are available on the PTV website.

Barnawartha

Public Transport
Bus
Corowa to Albury via Rutherglen, 2 services per day, Monday to Friday.

Community Transport
Indigo North Health - Community transport service, bookings via Chiltern campus 
03 5726 1405.

Beechworth

Public Transport
Bus
Wangaratta to Mount Beauty (Vline) - 6 services daily, Monday to Friday.
Beechworth to Albury (Wangaratta Coach Lines) - 3 services daily, Monday to Friday.

Community Transport
Red Cross Patient transport.
Beechworth Lions Club volunteers may be able to provide transport using their own personal cars. Contact Christine Luckman via email beechworthlionsclub@gmail.com

Taxi
Beechworth Taxi 0417 022 070
Beechworth Personalised Transport 0498 989 800 enquires@ipttaxis.com.au

Chiltern

Public Transport
Bus
Corowa to Albury via Rutherglen, 2 services per day, Monday to Friday.
Corowa to Wangaratta (Melbourne), 3 services per day, Monday to Friday.

Train
Albury/Wodonga - Seymour - Melbourne, 3 services per day.

Community Transport
Indigo North Health - Community transport service, bookings via Chiltern campus
03 5726 1405.

Kergunyah

Public Transport
Bus
Albury to Mount Beauty, 1 service per day, Monday to Friday.

Kiewa

Public Transport
Bus
Albury to Mount Beauty, 1 service per day, Monday to Friday.

Community Transport 
Kiewa Valley Community Car - bookings and fees 03 5721 3045 (Community Accessibility)
Red Cross Patient transport. 

Rutherglen

Public Transport
VLine Bus
Corowa to Albury via Rutherglen, 2 services per day Monday to Friday.
Corowa to Wangaratta (Melbourne), 3 services per day Monday to Friday.
Albury to Kerang, 1 service per day.

Taxi
Corowa Rutherglen Wahgunyah Taxis
Admin Phone: 03 9363 5555
Direct Bookings: 02 6033 1634

Community Transport
Upper Hume Community Accessibility Inc
Phone: 1300 704 530

Indigo North Health - Community transport service, bookings via Rutherglen campus for a fee.
Phone: 02 6033 6200 

Stanley

Beechworth Taxi 0417 022 070
Beechworth Personalised Transport 0498 989 800 enquires@ipttaxis.com.au

Tangambalanga

Community Transport
Red Cross Patient transport.

Public Transport
Bus
Albury to Mount Beauty, 1 service per day, Monday to Friday. 

Wahgunyah

Public Transport
VLine Bus
Corowa to Albury via Rutherglen, 2 services per day, Monday to Friday.
Corowa to Wangaratta (Melbourne), 3 services per day, Monday to Friday.
Albury to Kerang, 1 service per day.

Taxi
Corowa Wahgunyah Taxis
Admin Phone: 03 9363 5555
Direct Bookings: 02 6033 1634

Community Transport
Indigo North Health - Community transport service, bookings via Rutherglen campus for a fee. 
Phone: 02 6033 6200

Wooragee

Public Transport
Bus
Albury to Beechworth, 3 services per day, Monday to Friday.

Community Transport
Red Cross Patient transport.

Yackandandah

Public Transport
Bus
Albury to Beechworth, 3 services per day, Monday to Friday.
Albury to Myrtleford, 1 service per day, Monday to Friday.
Both services connect with the train in Albury.

Community Taxi
Yackandandah Hire Car Service - 24 hour service
0407 100 111

Community Transport
Red Cross Patient transport.