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Community transport providers in Northland

Need help with transport?

People often ask what transport assistance is available in Northland, so we’ve put together this list of community transport providers around the region (as at October 2018).

Download this list of Community transport providers in Northland (PDF, 250KB)

Cancer Society Northland

Who it's for: Cancer patients going to and from cancer-related medical appointments.
About: Volunteers’ own vehicles. Free service.
Wheelchair access: No
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. 3-4 days’ notice required.
Where: Within Whangārei district (excluding rural).
Contact: 09 437 5593 or [email protected]


Total Mobility

Who it's for: Subsidised transport to help people with disabilities stay connected.
About: Total Mobility swipe card for 50% subsidy with A1 Cabs, Driving Miss Daisy & Kiwi Cabs. An initial fee is required to obtain initial card.
Wheelchair access: Yes. Please notify at time of booking.
When: Monday-Sunday, 24 hours.
Where:  Whangārei district.
Contact: To find out if you’re eligible contact one of the agencies listed on Northland Regional Council’s website:


Linking Hands

Who it's for: Patients going to and from health-related appointments.
About: Linking Hands vehicles. Free service. Donations appreciated. Approved ACC vendor.
Wheelchair access: On request.
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Saturday on occasion. Advance notice required.
Where: Warkworth to Whangārei and points between.
Contact: 09 431 8969 Maungaturoto & Bream Bay or 09 431 5906 Mangawhai.


St John Whangārei Health Shuttle

Who it's for: The St John Whangārei Health Shuttle is community-based shuttle service that provides door-to-door transport to and from essential medical and health-related appointments.
About: Pre-booked shuttle service. Volunteer drivers. Purpose-built vehicle. Koha-based community transport – Donations appreciated
Wheelchair access: Yes. Wheelchair capable vehicle with an additional manual side-step with grab-rails for ease of access.
When: Monday-Friday, 24 hours’ notice for bookings preferred.
Where: Within the Whangārei township and nearby surrounds.
Contact: 0800 Waka Ora (0800 9252 672) or [email protected]
Our dedicated booking line is open 0900 – 1200 Monday to Friday
Outside of these hours, clients/providers are encouraged to leave a voicemail message for a call-back within normal business hours.


Kaipara Community Health Trust

Who it's for: Patients going to and from health-related appointments.
About: Free service.  Donations appreciated.
Wheelchair access: Yes
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Advance notice required.
Where: Ruawai, Poutō, Waipoua, Tangowahine to appointments in Dargaville or Whangārei.
Contact: 09 439 3013


Dargaville Town and Around

Who it's for: Residents going to and from health, shopping & social appointments.
About: Free service.  Donations appreciated.
Wheelchair access: No
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm. 24 hours’ notice required.
Where: Within Dargaville township.
Contact: 09 439 6306 or text 021 966 309.

Angel Flight

Who it's for: Patients and caregivers going to and from long distance non-urgent medical treatment (for those struggling with financial hardship or with no other funded options available).
About: Volunteer pilots in 4-seater aircraft. Volunteer drivers between airport and hospital available. Donations appreciated.
Wheelchair access: Dependent on caregiver’s assistance.
When: Monday-Sunday. 7 days’ notice required.
Where: New Zealand wide, weather dependent and subject to eligibility criteria.
Contact: Request via your health professional or social worker, or visit


Northland District Health Board

Who it's for: Patients with outpatient appointments, parents/caregivers of children with hospital appointments.
About: Bus or shuttle. Free service. $20 required for non-patient travel. Costs apply for additional whanau/family members.
Wheelchair access: Yes. Please notify at time of booking.
When: Monday-Friday.  Call 0800 682 684 for times. Advance notice required.
Where: Kaitaia Hospital to/from Whangārei and points between. Whangārei Hospital to/from Auckland Hospital and points between.
Contact: 0800 682 684 or [email protected] Please have your appointment letter on hand.