Community Transport Service


We are holding a recruitment session on the 10 March 2020, 9:30am - 3pm.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Transport Volunteers register your interest below.

The St John Community Transport Service assists meeting everyday needs of people in our local community by being more mobile and having safe and reliable transport.

Our non-profit community transport service is staffed by qualified and friendly St John volunteers, offering you a reliable, cost effective transport solution to meet your needs, starting at only $17.


Contact us (8:30AM - 5PM Monday to Friday)

Please note: We accept payment over the phone with credit card.


Community Transport Service Fees

One Way Range

One Way Cost

Round Trip Range

Round Trip Cost*

10km $17.00 20km $26.00
20km $22.00 40km $32.00
30km $28.00 60km $37.00
40km $34.00 80km $42.00
50km $39.00 100km $47.00
60km $45.00 120km $52.00

*as of March 1st we are restructuring how we charge our return trips - see new fees here

Tolls: Where it is foreseen that tolled roads will be travelled on, toll charges must be applied.


Companion Service Rates



1 $35
2 $70
3 $105
4 $140
5 $175
6 $210
7 $245
8 $280


Companion and Transport Cases Combined: Cost of Transport Case plus cost of Companion Case as per above rates. Companion time is calculated outside of estimated transport time.


How to Pay

We accept payment over the phone with credit card.

Contact Community Transport Services on 1300 785 646 (8:30am-5:00pm) or email for more info.

Cancellation Fees

$10 fee retained by St John if case cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice. Full refund if cancellation greater than 24 hours.

Our Service is Ideal for

  • Visits to the doctors and medical appointments
  • Getting you to regular medical appointments
  • Visiting friends and loved ones
  • Transport to and from events and functions
  • Family gatherings and celebrations
  • Shopping trips

The Community Transport Service includes

  • Trained Volunteers - A First Aid trained St John volunteer as a companion to accompany clients (drop off and pick up)
  • Defib Fitted - All vehicles fitted with defibrillators and First Aid Kits
  • Working with Children Check - All staff have a current Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check (National Police Check)
  • Free Additional Passengers​ - ​No added charges for additional people, companions or family members (max. 3 people per vehicle)
  • Dedicated fleet of vehicles
  • Ability to bring walking frames and support equipment
  • Optional companionship service in addition to pick up and drop off
  • Service currently available across Melbourne


The St John Difference

Unlike commercial operators, our volunteers work for St John because they are passionate about the community and helping people. All our volunteers are trained in First Aid including using a defibrillator in case of a medical emergency.

Optional Companion Service

As part of our transport service we also offer the option of a companion service at $35 per hour. This ideal for those wanting further assistance with carrying shopping, medical appointments, attendance to events and other situations requiring a companion.

Fred was a delight! He went above and beyond to make me feel safe, secure and comfortable . A gold star from me!
Teresa, 65
I can really recommend the St john Community Transport service. Very professional and friendly staff made it a great experience for me.
Joan, 85
Glen Iris

How to book Community Transport

Call us 8:30AM - 5:00PM Monday to Friday or email us your enquiry.

Please note: We accept payment over the phone with credit card.