Not a driver? Getting around town
There are a range of ways to keep connected to the services you need, and the places and people you love. From paths to public transport, community, and private transport services, it’s never been easier to get out and about.
Walking and Cycling
City of Joondalup coastline has shared walk/cycle paths that venture inland amongst nature reserves and wetlands. Get your copy of Map Your Move (North or South) and the Yellagonga Regional Park TravelSmart Guide to plan your next jaunt online or at one of the City’s four libraries. For more information, call 9400 4705.
Download the Transperth app on your mobile device or phone to help plan your journey and receive live updates on services. This app can link to your SmartRider and parking payments (SmartParker).
How to obtain your Seniors SmartRider
You can make your application in person at the WA Seniors Card Centre at Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth or by obtaining an application form from most banks or downloading one from the Transperth website.
How to add value to your SmartRider
There are several ways to add funds to your card including Autoload (thought direct debit), Add-value machines (at train stations), on buses and BPAY (biller code on the front of your card).
If you have a DP (Disability Pension 70 -100%), EDA, INT, POW, TPI, OIP or are a TTI pension recipient you are eligible for a Veterans SmartRider card for free travel.
Information on a range of accessibility services information is available online including Communication Cards, special assistance at train stations, accessible busses, large format timetables and concession smart rider free travel.
Joondalup CBD Free CAT Bus
Access the CAT Bus for free, the service run goes to 20 stops on a regular (15 minute) basis around the Joondalup CBD between 7.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. For more information call 13 62 13.
Taxi User Subsidy Scheme
A subsidised taxi service is available to eligible persons with a disability or are frail and travel in taxis. Referrals can be made through medical practitioners. For more information call Department of Transport on 1300 660 147.
On demand car booking apps
There are a range of on demand car booking apps including rideshare services. Book into the City of Joondalup Key Strokes Program for one on one assistance in using apps.
If you are under the age of 65 and are living with a disability and cannot use public transport without difficulty, you may be eligible for subsidised transport through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. For more information call 1800 800 100.
My Aged Care Transport
If you are finding it challenging getting out and about you may be eligible for the My Aged Care program including subsided transport for shopping, appointments and social activities. This can also include arranging a driver service, providing transport vouchers and subsidies. For more information call 1800 200 422.
Pensioner Annual Free Trip Scheme
This card is issued if you require the assistance of a companion or carer. You can have your companion traveler with you free of charge on all public transport services as well as free access to a range of activities. For more information call 1800 617 337.
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City of Joondalup Community Transport Program
This program can help you if you have limited access to transport by offering a door-to-door service for a subsidised fee to travel to selected shopping centres and Whitford Senior Citizen Club as well as a free service to the Joondalup Library. For more information call 9400 4204.
Books on Wheels
This program is a fortnightly library delivery service if you are living with frailty or limited physicality and have limited access to visit a public library.
You can borrow items including fiction and non-fiction books, large print books, books in languages other than English, CD audio books, music CDs, DVDs and magazines. The library catalogue can be accessed online or you can let us know your favourite genre or title you’re interested in. For more information call 9400 4755.