Community Transport Services
There are a number of local council and government subsidised transport services which are available to certain patients attending the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre if they meet the eligibility criteria, please see below for more information.
Veterans’ Affairs- Australian Government
Under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), veterans and war widows/ers who travel for approved medical treatment may be eligible for reimbursement of certain expenses incurred. Reimbursement may also be made for travel in connection with a claim for a disability pension or service pension. Read more
Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) – NSW Government
IPTAAS is a subsidy program which provides financial assistance to help with travel and accommodation costs for people (and eligible escorts) who need to travel long distances to access specialist treatment not available locally. Patients traveling at least 100km each way, or at least 200km per week cumulative distance, are eligible to apply for IPTAAS subsidies.
To obtain further details about IPTAAS eligibility, IPTAAS application forms and IPTAAS Fact Sheets, and to make an online IPTAAS application. Click here to find out more.
The Leukaemia Foundation
The Leukaemia Foundation can provide people with blood cancer and their families with free courtesy transport to and from treatment. Click here to find out more.