15 Sep, 2020

Notice of VTCTA Annual General Meeting and Annual Report

September 15th, 2020|


NOTICE is hereby given that the 2019-2020 Annual General Meeting of the VICTAS Community Transport Association Inc. will be held:

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Time: 1.00 pm

Venue: Online meeting, to attend the meeting please register via Zoom here.

To conduct the following business:

1. Acceptance of 2019 AGM Minutes

2. Acceptance of 20200325 VTCTA Special General Meeting Minutes

3. Receive and consider the President’s report
4. Receive and consider the financial statements of the VTCTA for the financial year ended 30 June 2020
5. Receive and consider the audit report
5. Appoint auditor for the 2020 – 2021 period
6. Election of members to the committee
7. Discussion and setting of membership fees for the 2021 – 2022 period

2020 VTCTA AGM Agenda

A reminder that only financially paid members can vote at the meeting. 


If you are unable to attend the AGM you may cast your vote on the above special resolution by appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf. A proxy must be a Member who is entitled in their own right to vote at a general meeting of the association. Fill out the proxy form following the link below and submit by email to

2020 VTCTA AGM Proxy Form

Please notify us by email to if you are an apology at the meeting.


If you would like to nominate to become a committee member please fill out the form following the link below and return by email for

2020 VTCTA Committee Nomination Form


Annual Report

The VTCTA Annual Report for 2019-2020 can be viewed 2019-20 VTCTA Annual Report.

10 Sep, 2020

ACTA Aged Care Position Paper

September 10th, 2020|

Position Paper – Realising wellness and reablement of ageing Australians: the enabling role of community transport and ongoing need for block funding

Australian Community Transport Association (ACTA) is the national peak body for the community transport sector.

The Association was formed in January 2011 and comprises representatives from across Australia to provide a national voice for community transport.

Current and future Aged Care reform presents community transport in Australia with a range of challenges. These reforms, some of which have been in place since February 2017, are moving toward a more consumer-driven system of aged care provision, similar to that of the NDIS.

For the time being, a range of services continue to be block funded under the long-standing provisions of the CHSP; transport is one of those services.
ACTA has assessed that the proposed changes to the aged care transport funding model would risk the sustainability of the sector.

ACTAs Position Paper enclosed aims to clearly identify the real-life risks associated with the removal of block funding. It identifies that a change to the current funding model would create significant risk in that consumers of community transport nationwide would lose this much relied upon service and place substantial pressure on the aged care system and state and territory infrastructure, ultimately reducing the consumers’ ability to connect with health services and social activities.

Further information about ACTA can be found at

Yours sincerely

Lyndon Stevenson Chairman, ACTA Board and Terry OToole, Deputy Chairman, ACTA Board

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10 Sep, 2020

VTCTA Sector Update Session – 17 September

September 10th, 2020|

The next VTCTA Sector Update session is Thursday 17 September at 10.30am. It will be an informal opportunity to share information on how VTCTA member organisations and their clients are travelling through the pandemic environment and we will discuss Recovery Planning also.

Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, VTCTA Committee Member will facilitate the session. Lyndon Stevenson, VTCTA Chair will give an update from Tasmania and key learnings of the process of recovery and return following restrictions. Silvana from Moreland City Council will give an update from a local government perspective.

For more information please contact Suzanne on

9 Sep, 2020


September 9th, 2020|


Thursday 10 September, is an important day with R U OK Day and World Suicide Prevention Day.

The message this year is ‘There is more to say after R U OK?‘. A conversation can change a life. You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which could change, or even save, their life.

Learn what to say after R U OK? here

8 Sep, 2020

2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants in Tasmania and Victoria 

September 8th, 2020|

The Australian Government has provided Volunteering Tasmania and Volunteering Victoria with funding to administer a Supplementary Grants program to volunteer involving organisations.

The purpose of the funding is to support the efforts of Tasmanian’s and Victoria’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering by on-funding grants to provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers.

The intended outcome of the grants is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering.

At least 40% of the organisation’s workforce must be volunteers.

For more information see Volunteering Tasmania and Volunteering Victoria.

Applications close 20 September 2020.

6 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 Sector Update of 6 August on YouTube

August 6th, 2020|

VICTAS Community Transport Association COVID-19 Sector Update of 6 August can now be viewed with speakers:

– Patricia Sparrow, CEO Aged & Community Services Australia
– Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians
– Dr David Sykes, Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

Facilitator- Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, VTCTA and ACTA Committee Member and CEO Eastern Volunteers

See our YouTube channel to watch

4 Aug, 2020

Victorian COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions

August 4th, 2020|

With the announcement of Victoria imposing wide-ranging new restrictions covering travel, exercise, social engagement and shopping, and a night curfew for Greater Melbourne, no doubt every Community Transport organisation is again reassessing their services.

Here are the links to the official sources:

If you have any questions or would like to share any information please feel free to send through ahead of Thursday 6 August VTCTA COVID-19 Sector update session to

30 Jul, 2020

VTCTA COVID-19 Community Transport Update – 6 August 2020

July 30th, 2020|

Our next VTCTA COVID-19 Community Transport Update is on Thursday 6 August at 10.30am with the following speakers:

The session will be facilitated by Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, CEO Eastern VolunteersVTCTA and ACTA Committee Member

Webinar registration here or watch on YouTube live here.

23 Jul, 2020

VIC LGBTIQ Strategy consultation

July 23rd, 2020|

A reminder from Ro Allen, Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, at todays VTCTA Community Transport Covid19 Sector Update of Victorian Government’s whole-of-government LGBTIQ Strategy consultation is underway. As all Community Transport providers play a role in supporting LGBTIQ individuals and communities submissions are open until 3 August 2020

23 Jul, 2020

VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update focussing on LGBTIQ+ on YouTube

July 23rd, 2020|

The VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update focussing on LGBTIQ+ on Thursday 23 July can now be watched on our YouTube channel here.

Join us to hear from the following speakers:
– Ro Allen, Gender & Sexuality Commissioner
– Joe Ball, CEO, Switchboard Victoria
– Simon Ruth, CEO, Thorne Harbour Health

The session was facilitated by Rita Lang, CEO Bridges Connecting Communities and VTCTA Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer

Questions and any queries please contact Suzanne on or 0438 780 911.