Upper Yarra Flexible Transport Trial
Trying a new way to connect the people and communities of the Upper Yarra.
The Upper Yarra is difficult for many to access transport with limited public transport options, so EV Community Transport is wanting to try something different with local volunteers supporting local people. We are looking for volunteer drivers and Upper Yarra residents to be a part of the trial from August to November 2023.
Upper Yarra Residents Needing Transport
Do you live in the Upper Yarra and need someone to drive you to and from your appointments; to the shops or just get out and about locally and be connected with your community?
Volunteer Drivers Wanted in the Upper Yarra
Would you like to volunteer locally to drive people in the Upper Yarra and help them get out and about, to and from their appointments or to get their shopping? Or perhaps as you are driving somewhere locally, and you’d be happy to pick someone up on the way?
*Upper Yarra includes the following townships for this project: Launching Place, Gilderoy, Gladysdale, Don Valley, Powelltown, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Millgrove, Reefton, McMahons Creek, Three Bridges, Warburton and East Warburton.
To register to volunteer please click here or to discuss with someone please contact EV Community Transport on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9870 7822.
This project is funded by the Department of Transport and Planning, Victoria
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COMMUNITY TRANSPORT TESTIMONIALS
Hear from people who have used our services
“Thank you for your help. Your 2 drivers were very thoughtful and showed much care. I enjoyed their company very much.”
“Such a fantastic service. Well done everyone!”
“Fabulous Office Staff, Drivers Faultless and on time Excellent service”
“Absolutely spectacular, Des went out of his way in every way to help me, all the EV drivers do.”
“I don't like travelling with strangers but you're not strangers.”
“I just had a wonderful service with Jenni picking me up and Allan bringing me home.”
“The drivers were lovely, the cars were very clean.”
“Excellent, please thank my driver Jan. It was an excellent service.”
“I recently had an excellent experience with EV Transport Service to and from my medical appointment.”
“David was wonderful when he took me to my medical appointment. I would be lost without him.”
“I cannot thank you all enough for your caring helpful service it is much appreciated.”
“Your drivers are absolutely fantastic. There hasn’t been a single driver who is not on time, or not helpful or pleasant. They are all very good. So thank you.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation for all the transportation services from you. Thank you so much to all of you for your labour of love and patience to me. And also, the time, the effort and the hard work of you all. Your hospitality attitude makes me feel I was looked after by my family. I felt very secure from the first ride to hospital to have my operation.”
“Thanks for providing me with the transport service because without it I wouldn’t be able to pay my bills and go shopping.”
“Thank you to my driver Christine, she was fantastic, and I really appreciate getting to my appointment safely.”
“I found your service excellent. It was my first visit, and it was wonderful. I had Glen and he was excellent. We're so fortunate. Thank you very very much.”
“Thankful for service, and very reasonable prices.”
“Every person I’ve had as a driver whether for a bus or car have been absolutely lovely people. Thank you for the service. For a person like me who gave up driving 2 months ago, it’s a wonderful feeling to be safe and have a nice person driving . Everybody I’ve spoken to is so friendly and respectful.”
“Thank you so very much to all the staff and volunteers you have gone above and beyond for me and I greatly appreciate your kindness. Without your help I don't know what I would do.”
“Many thanks for wonderful service given to me, this past and present years- wonderful, friendly people, caring and supportive to an older persons.”
“I'm so happy with the shopping. I thought I was going to run out of food and now I have plenty. The driver was so cheerful and friendly.”
“Thank you for your kindness and your goodness.”
“When I broke my wrist earlier this year, you provided transport to appointments in Richmond and East Melbourne, which was a great help when I was unable to drive. During lockdowns, I also appreciated the courtesy calls offering assistance if it was needed. Thank you for your support.”
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