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These services are within a few kilometers of Lane Cove North.

Meeting House Inc.

Phone: 02 9427 1841; 02 9008 5549

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove North NSW 2066



Description: Provides activities for senior citizens (community bus service, social bus outings, shopping service, morning teas and special interest groups), Preschool for 3 - 5 year olds (at 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove opp. Coles); Children's playgroups (all children's services run by qualified and experienced Early Childhood educators), inclusive playgroups including support and information for families with additional needs (supported by Early Ed North Sydney –early intervention service and run by qualified and experienced staff), school holiday programs, community activities (Cove Club, Toastmasters), special interest groups (crochet, yoga, meditation), community café, community garden and counselling.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm Preschool 8:30am - 3:30pm

Transport: Seniors Community Bus

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Volunteering Note: Availability for volunteers for children's services, home visiting, special interest groups.

Keywords: Broad Community; Children and Families; Vacation Care; Social Clubs and Groups; Playgroups; Community Transport; Preschools; Older People

© Lane Cove Council [13659] Last Full Review: 7Sep17

Lane Cove Community Transport

Phone: 02 9427 1841

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Community transport groups of people and their carers who find it difficult using mainstream transport due to age, frailty and disability. Also people who are transport disadvantaged. Social outings to places of interest, clubs, shows etc. Shopping trips are also arranged.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-3pm

Contact: Jane Venn

Disability Access: Yes (Wheelchair hoist)

Area Served: Lane Cove

Facilities Note: Meeting room

Keywords: Older People; People with a Disability; Carers; Community Transport; Shopping Assistance; Events; Social Clubs and Groups

Alternative Names: Meeting House Inc.


© IDEAS [63947] Last Full Review: 24Apr18

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Lane Cove North.

Disabled Alternative Road Travel Service (DARTS)

Phone: 02 8405 4444

Fax: 02 8405 4455

Location: Suite 101, Level 1, 10 Help St, Chatswood NSW 2067



Description: Social and recreational bus trips in buses modified to take wheelchairs. A door-to-door service for adults with physical disabilities. Support given by volunteer helpers and companions. New clients welcome. Volunteers needed.

Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Trips: Any day including weekends

Eligibility: From 18 years. Persons living in their own homes who have a physical disability that requires a wheelchair.

Fees: On application

Contact: Coordinator, Activities Co-ordinator

Disability Access: Yes (Buses are wheelchair accessible)

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Volunteering Note: Volunteers are as companion/helpers on day trips for adults who use wheelchairs. Responsibilities include pushing wheelchairs, assisting with shopping, and providing social support. Training provided. Usually 6 or 7 hours per day, can be any day and can be once a month up to twice a week.

Keywords: Community Transport; Physical Disability; Social Clubs and Groups; Registered Charity; Volunteer Drivers; Disability Support Volunteers; Older People; People with a Disability

Alternative Names: DARTS

Parent Organisation: Your Northside

© Willoughby City Library Services [23005] Last Full Review: 22Jan18

At Home with Willoughby – Community Aid

Phone: 02 9777 7824

Location: Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Mail: PO Box 57, Chatswood NSW 2057



Description: To support independence at home, At Home with Willoughby provides the following services to eligible frail or aged residents, or residents living with a disability and their carers: Information and Referrals; Linen; Shopping Bus; Outing Bus; Home Delivery Groceries; Companion Shopping; Social Circle; Odd Jobs Service; Legal Service; Tax Service; Walking Group. Please contact At Home with Willoughby office for details. Conditions apply. Fees applicable for some services.

Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Eligibility: Residents of Willoughby; Seniors; Frail aged; people with disabilities and their carers

Fees: Various - Please contact office for details.

Disability Access: Yes (Disabled toilet)

Area Served: Willoughby

Volunteering Note: Volunteers interested in working with At Home with Willoughby please contact office ph: 9777 7824 or email

Keywords: People with a Disability; Older People; Community Aid; Community Information Services; Shopping Assistance; Community Visiting; Office Work Volunteers; Linen Services; Community Service Groups; Broad Community; Community Transport; Council Aged and Disability Services

Alternative Names: Community Aid Service Willoughby; Willoughby Community Aid Service

Parent Organisation: Willoughby City Council

© Willoughby City Library Services [23213] Last Full Review: 13Jun18

Willoughby Community Aid Transport Service

Phone: 02 9777 7824

Fax: 02 9777 7827

Location: 7 Victor St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Mail: PO Box 57, Chatswood NSW 2057


Description: Individual transport booked through Lower North Shore Community Transport service at Crows Nest. Must be HACC clients (frail, frail-aged, aged, disabled, carers) living in the Willoughby Local Government Area. Individual transport to medical appointments.

Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Eligibility: Disabled Persons; Frail Aged Persons

Fees: Client contribution

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Willoughby

Keywords: Community Transport; People with a Disability; Older People

Alternative Names: Willoughby Community Aid - Individual Transport

© Willoughby City Library Services [35348] Last Full Review: 2Feb17

LNS Community Connect Transport

Phone: 02 9490 9500

Fax: 02 9490 9599

Location: Level 3, Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Mail: PO Box 846, Crows Nest NSW 2065



Description: Transport services for people with disabilities, frail older people and their carers, and people who are transport disadvantaged. Services include assisted shopping trips, social outings and transport to appointments. LNS Community Transport organises the Easy Rider Bus Service and Flexi Cab Service for North Sydney residents. See separate entry or call for details.

Hours: Office hours 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri

Eligibility: Frail aged & people with disabilities, and people who are transport disadvantaged. Each service has different eligibility criteria. Call for details.

Fees: Call for details.

Contact: Louise Anderson, Group Transport Manager Mob: 0419 469 291

Referral: Please call to discuss service eligibility.

Disability Access: Yes (Call to discuss access requirements. Some buses have access aids.)

Area Served: Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby, Lane Cove

Keywords: People with a Disability; Older People; Community Transport; Public Transport

Alternative Names: Lower North Shore Community Transport

© North Sydney Council [13837] Last Full Review: 19Mar18

Easy Rider Bus Service

Operates from various locations in region

Phone: 02 9490 9553

Fax: 02 9490 9599

Mail: PO Box 846, Crows Nest NSW 2065



Description: A community bus service that helps residents of North Sydney Council area have access to shopping and other facilities. Passengers are picked up from their homes. The Wednesday Easy Rider service goes to Woolworths Neutral Bay and Bridgepoint Mosman. Friday services go to Woolworths Neutral Bay and North Sydney Olympic Pool. Telephone for bookings or further enquiries.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am and 4.00pm (latest return pick up is 3.30pm)

Eligibility: Call for details

Fees: Contact for details

Contact: between 9am and 1pm Wednesday

Disability Access: Yes (Handrails, driver assistance on and off bus. Call to discuss further access arrangements.)

Area Served: North Sydney

Keywords: Carers; Older People; People with a Disability; Public Transport; Community Transport; Special Needs Transport

Alternative Names: Lower North Shore Community Transport

Parent Organisation: North Sydney Council/Community Connect Transport

© North Sydney Council [36792] Last Full Review: 28Feb18

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Inc

Phone: 02 9498 8805 (Office )

Fax: 02 9498 2338

Location: 4 Park Av, Gordon NSW 2072



Description: At the office in Gordon, Lifeline offers a wide range of Face to Face Counselling and Community Services. All counsellors and psychologists are qualified and experienced and offer a respectful and safe counselling environment. Services include - Personal Counselling, Bulk Billed Psychological Service, Financial Counselling, Problem Gambling Counselling, Emergency Relief, Community Aid (ph: 02 9498 5882); Suicide Bereavement Support Group, Men's Anger Management Group, Depression/Bipolar Group, Gambling Help Support Group, Hoarding Group.

Hours: 9am-5pm, after hour appointments also available.

Contact: Community Aid ph: 02 9498 5882; 24hr Telephone Counselling 13 11 14

Referral: Self or other health professional

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Keywords: Broad Community; People with a Disability; Older People; Children and Families; Grief Counselling; Community Aid; Community Transport; Gambling Addiction; Community Service Groups; Volunteer Drivers; Suicide; Emergency Material Aid; Anger Management; Depression; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Mental Illness; Relationships Counselling; Anxiety; Shopping Assistance Volunteers; Youth; Women; Men; Mental Health Services; Financial Counselling

Alternative Names: Lifeline H2H

Parent Organisation: Lifeline Austalia

© Ku-ring-gai Council [43189] Last Full Review: 8Feb18

Crows Nest Centre Assisted Shopping Services

Phone: 02 9439 5122

Fax: 02 9439 8608

Location: Level 2, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest NSW 2065



Description: Online and assisted shopping services are available to frail older people, people with a disability and their carers, include door-to-door independent shopping bus trips, to enable people to remain living independently at home.

Hours: 8am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri

Eligibility: Frail older people, people with a disability and their carers.

Fees: Online shopping is paid to the supermarket on delivery. $12 return for assisted shopping in the local area.

Disability Access: Yes ((Assisted shopping is a door-to-door service to client’s own home).)

Area Served: North Sydney

Volunteering Note: Volunteers are always welcome for assisted shopping. Volunteer training and support is provided. Please phone the Centre’s Volunteer Coordinator on 02 9439 5122 for further details.

Keywords: Carers; Older People; People with a Disability; Community Transport; Shopping Assistance; Delivered Meals; Shopping Assistance Volunteers; Aged Care Volunteers

Parent Organisation: Crows Nest Centre

© North Sydney Council [54300] Last Full Review: 9Jan18

Outings for Seniors

Phone: 0402 261 126

Mail: PO Box 1731, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Outings for Seniors provides affordable outings for elderly people - individual social outings, assistance to and from the shops, medical appointments, visits to friends and family, or simply out on a drive. A door-to-door transport service direct to your home, nursing home or retirement village.

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Keywords: Older People; People with a Disability; Tourism; Special Needs Transport; Community Transport; Shopping Assistance

© Ku-ring-gai Council [64726] Last Full Review: 16Jan18

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