Transport and accommodation
Some people may need help getting to treatment or appointments.
There is support available in some situations, including for people who live in rural or remote communities.
Transport and accommodation services
Services you may be able to use include:
- Cancer Council NSW has Accommodation Services to support patients who travel from regional and remote areas for cancer treatment. They can help with finding affordable accommodation in cities and regional towns.
- Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is a NSW Government scheme. It helps people who have to travel long distances for treatment. You can find out more and apply on their website.
- Cancer Council NSW has volunteers who take people to and from medical appointments. To find out if a there is a service in your area, call the Cancer Council Information and Support line.
- Community transport services support disadvantaged groups in the community. They help people who can’t use normal public transport services. There may be some cost involved.
Ask your doctor or nurse if there are any other local services, e.g. provided by the hospital or local groups.
Other resources we recommend
Use the following links to find out more about this topic.
Travel and accommodation when undergoing treatment https://www.pancare.org.au/living-well/practical-support/travel-and-accommodation/
Transport, accommodation and home help http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/transport-accommodation-and-home-help/
Community transport operators https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/community-transport-operators#Community_Transport_Providers
Cancer Council Mon-Fri 9am-5pm13 11 20
Community transport Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm1300 679 286
Travel assistance (IPTAAS) Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm1800 362 253