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Accommodation and transport assistance

Cancer care may require travel and overnight stays in regional centres or Melbourne. If assistance is required, speak to

  • the social worker at your treating hospital or GP or practice nurse at your doctor's clinic for more information
  • Cancer Council support services  helpline 13 11 20 for additional accommodation and transport assistance advice
Below is a list of services which may be able to help. The services listed are those that we are aware of, and does not include every service available. If you know of a service that can be included on this page, please contact us at gics5dd42df285ed7bhs5dd42df285f10org5dd42df285f10au

Victorian Patient Transport and Assistance Scheme

Victorian Patient Transport and Assistance Scheme  assists people in isolated communities to access specialist medical treatment that is not available where they live.   


Ballarat Health Companion (transport assistance)

Uniting Care Community Transport 

Ballarat Health Services - parking and public transport

Ballarat Health Services - Cancer Accommodation ***

St John of God Hospital Ballarat - parking, public transport and map

Rotary House - St John of God Hospital Ballarat


Wimmera Health Care Group - Hospital parking and public transport

Wimmera Health Care Group - Rotary House


Transport options for Stawell

Travelling to and around Melbourne

Travellers Aid Companion Service 

Melbourne accommodation

BMDI Rotary House - North Melbourne
Peter Mac patient accommodation
Leukaemia Foundation accommodation

Most Melbourne hospitals have accommodation options. Please contact the Social Worker at the hospital you are visiting.