The Riverland Community Transport Scheme (RCTS) is administered by Red Cross and is one of several Community Passenger Networks operating across rural South Australia. The scheme is available to eligible residents who live within the boundaries of the Loxton Waikerie, Renmark Paringa and Berri Barmera Councils. Transport is provided either by our Scheme vehicles, driven by volunteers, or through the use of local commercial operators (eg Taxis & bus services).
Phone 1800 334 882 (freecall) between 9am and 3pm
(for after hours next day emergencies/cancellations call 1800 334 882 and follow the prompts)
To enhance social cohesion within the Riverland region as a whole
If you are having transport difficulties in the region, you can completed a personalised transport assessment reuqest. On completion of this form, you will be advised of all of your available options in the region, and if eligible these options will include volunteer driven vehicles. You may be frail, elderly, have a disability, or simply be isolated. Transport assessment forms are available from the Berri and Barmera Council Offices and must be returned to the Scheme Co-ordinator, Box 229, BERRI SA 5343.
Trips can be requested for ad-hoc last resort transport, and are dependent on resource availability. Trips are not personalised service, and you may find yourself sharing a vehicle with another client, or having to wait either side of your appointment for the next available vehicle. We can provide transport information to anyone, and encourage the use of existing transport services. We are unable to provide transport to regular services, or hospital transfers. For more information about eligible trip requests, please call 1800 334 882 Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm.
Phone 1800 334 882 (freecall). Bookings can be made between 9:00am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday. The service does not operate on Weekends or Public Holidays. For after hours "next day" emergencies or cancellations, call 1800 334 882 and follow the prompts.
Transport Outside Scheme Hours (at own cost)
The Riverland Taxi Services can be contacted at:
Information you will need when booking (once assessed)
For the Scheme to function efficiently, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required when making a booking.
While the RCTS is a community transport service, the funding received from other sources is less than the cost of providing the service. A fee structure has now been developed using the fee policy established by the State Government for Community Transport Networks, for more information on the these fees please contact the transport office
Our transport drivers are local Riverland residents who have volunteered their time to transport people throughout the Riverland. Passengers are advised that the drivers cannot accept bookings for transport.
Volunteer drivers have a varying level of service. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver on any level, please contact Berri Barmera Council on 8582 1922.
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