Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia have, and often still do, experience varied levels of transport disadvantage. Many Aboriginal people now face numerous barriers to accessing transport including a limited availability of services, culturally unacceptable services, and affordability issues. For the standards of Indigenous Transport to lift within the local area, Manning Valley Community Transport are involved in several initiatives.
We have a dedicated Aboriginal Transport Development Officer and support Worker in our team, who work with the local communities in the various areas to ensure transport options are culturally appropriate and safe.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services – ATSI
MVACTG is committed to providing Aboriginal culturally appropriate services to the community and now has a team of 3 Aboriginal employees.
Consists of and is led by our Aboriginal Transport Development Officer – Stephen Oxley (Worimi ), supported by our Information Technology Support Officer – Michael Brereton (Worimi) , the transport service is backed up and provided by our paid driver – Warren Syron (Worimi).
To engage and work with the Aboriginal Communities and Services across the Mid Coast Council Government Area, an area of over 10,000 square kilometers.
Aim: To ensure that the Aboriginal people of the area are well informed of the service we provide, given information on how to gain access to these services, and shown how to better engage with and make the most use of our transport services to ensure transport needs are met.
Eligible Aboriginal individuals and groups can use our services to get to medical appointments, shopping, social outings, cultural events, visiting, clubs, beaches, landmarks and other venues across the Great Lakes, Greater Taree and Gloucester Shire, local government areas.
If you’re in need of Indigenous Transport, please call your local office or ring Head Office 02 6554 5447 and speak to any of our staff members.
Please provide a minimum of 2 full business days’ notice when booking your transport as our vehicles are on the road constantly. For example if you need transport on Wednesday please call the Friday before as this will assist staff in ensuring your transport needs are met.
Great Lakes Area
Open Mondays to Fridays 8am to 4pm
Unit 1 & 2 / 4 Commerce Court
FORSTER NSW 2428
Ph: 6554 5447
Fax: 6555 2800
Open Tuesdays to Fridays 8.30am to 4pm
Unit 2/24 Wanya Road
Tea Gardens 2324
Ph: 4997 2266
Fax: 4997 2633
Also covers Stroud area
Open Mondays to Thursdays 8am to 4pm
86 King Street
Gloucester NSW 2422
Ph: 6558 2104
Fax: 6558 2777
Greater Taree Area
Our Wingham office has closed, all booking for the Wingham / Taree area are now made through the Forster office
Ph: 6554 5447 (Forster office)
Fax: 6555 2800 (Forster office)