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ACTA 2023 Community Transport Conference

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Join the Australian Community Transport Association (ACTA), VICTAS and our partners for two days of shared learning, networking, support, and development opportunities, as we explore the future of community-led, accessible, inclusive and sustainable transport across Australia.

To be held in Melbourne at the Moonee Valley Racecourse Conference Centre for two days, it will be focusing on the people across Australia who rely on inclusive transport networks and the social value created through community-led transport.


We are excited to  be having speakers from people with lived experience, government, our sector and industry.

We can announce a special international guest, Victoria Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Community Transport UK, who will be sharing how CT works in UK and what we may be able to take from their experience.

ACTA has been working with the Federal Government on new models of Community Transport and funding models after CHSP. The first morning ACTA will be discussing these and have a panel to take questions and hear your feedback.

With the list of speakers continuing to grow and including:

  • Dr Nick Hartland PSM. First Assistant Secretary of the Home and Residential Division, Department of Health and Aged Care- update on sector reforms.
  • ACTA discussing new models of community transport and funding models and beyond the current reforms.
  • Victoria Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Community Transport UK
  • Pat Sparrow, COTA CEO
  • Renata Berglas- The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB)
  • Richard Rees- efex -Cyber Security in your organisation
  • Ross De Rango -Electric Vehicles Council of Australia
  • Georgina Bracken- Pictures and lessons from remote service provision.
  • Transport and First Nations Health- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council
  • Corey Irlam- Working together across sectors during times of reform.
  • Lived experience panel- aged care and the NDIS what can we learn and take forward.
  • Dr Shona Bass- engaging people into volunteering- recent research and ideas.
  • Jack Fawcett- Engaging CALD volunteer’s toolkit
  • Over five panels of experts where you can ask questions and get involved with your ideas and solutions. 
  • The sundowner will be a fun night of networking with live music from the artist Russell Morris who created “The real thing”.

Who is the conference for: The conference is for anyone interested in making community transport better serve our communities. Topics will be aimed at CEO’s, Managers, direct support workers, government employees/policy makers and people who use community transport are always welcome.

If you have an interest in using and/or improving accessible and inclusive transport across Australia, please join us and be part of shaping this hugely important conversation - all are welcome.

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