Accommodation and transport

Interstate Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAS)
ACT Health
02 6205 5868

Provides financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs to ACT residents who need to travel interstate for medical treatment.

Interstate Patient Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)
NSW Government
1800 478 227

Provides financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs to NSW residents who need to travel lengthy distances for specialist medical treatment that is not available locally.

Accommodation

Cancer Council NSW Accommodation Service
Cancer Council NSW

Provides a list of accommodation options near the cancer treatment centres in NSW and ACT as well as access to reduced room rates at AccorHotels, for cancer patients and their family or carers.

Canberra Hospital Residences
Canberra Hospital
GARRAN
02 6244 2358

Provides accommodation for patients and their carers attending Canberra Hospital for treatment from interstate.

Duffy House
DUFFY
02 6244 3774

Provides accommodation less than 10kms from the hospital for regional patients and their carers who are having cancer treatment at Canberra Hospital.

Leukaemia Foundation
John James Village
Rusden Street
GARRAN
02 6215 7002

Provides accommodation for patients affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and related blood disorders and their families who have to travel from interstate for treatment.

Rotary Cottage
Calvary Health Care ACT
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
BRUCE
02 6201 6111

Provides accommodation for patients and/or their carers attending Calvary Public Hospital Bruce for treatment from interstate.

Transport

Community Services
Most community services in the ACT provide transportation to medical appointments as well as a range of other services. Contact your local service for more information.

Belconnen Community Service
02 6264 0200

Gungahlin - Communities@Work
02 6126 9090

Northside Community Service
02 6257 2255

Southside - Community Services#1
02 6126 4700

Tuggeranong - Communities@Work
02 6126 9090

Weston Creek - Communities@Work
02 6126 9090

Woden Community Service
02 6282 2644

Queanbeyan - Valmar Community Transport Services
02 6297 2720

Flexible Bus Service
Transport Canberra
02 6205 3555

A free bus service designed specifically for residents such as the aged or people with a mobility difficulty which operates off a basic timetable, picking up residents from their home and taking them to local community service providers such as local shopping centres and hospitals. Bookings essential.

 Leukaemia Foundation
1800 555 021

Provides people affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and related blood disorders and their families with courtesy transport to and from treatment.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Page updated July 2018

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