In the Murray Mallee community, specific departments offer various kinds of transport to serve the people. For convenience, the Community Passenger Networks and Murray Mallee Transport Scheme combined forces to give people the best methods to get around town. The various kinds of transport ensure that the resources in the community are utilized fully and also that every member of society actively participates in building the area. Here are the different kinds of transport available.
The council have coordinated transport for specific individuals who need medical, social or other services. People who are above 65 and those who are also frail qualify for community transport. Other conditions that make a person eligible for this transport are people who reside in remote areas, plus those identified with special needs and those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. However, the baseline for all people to be considered for community transport is that no other options are available.
A medical bus is availed to people who need to seek medical attention but cannot drive themselves. For someone to be considered eligible to board the medical van, there must not be any family or friends who can drive the person to get the help they need. The bus operates on weekdays except on public holidays. It is equipped with an air conditioner and is also wheelchair-friendly.
There are numerous public transport options in the area. Some of them include taxis, the local and regional bus services and the regional train service. Also, there is a coach service that operates between Tooleyboc and Swan Hill. The rail service is regular, and therefore community members can catch the train if they wish to move from one area to the other. The taxi service is also beneficial in case someone is in a hurry.