Who we are
Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) is a community based transport service jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments and supported by the City of Canterbury-Bankstown. We are a not for profit organisation providing transport with care to seniors and people living with disability who reside in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown.
BCCT is directed by a management committee elected annually and made up of volunteers from the local community. Day to day operations are carried out by a highly trained team of full time, part time and casual paid staff and various volunteers. Our front line staff are trained to a minimum of Certificate III in Home and Community Care and all of our drivers are fully accredited for public passenger vehicles and trained in first aid. This ensures a high quality level of service for our clients and makes BCCT one of the safest and most highly qualified Community Transport services in NSW.
Starting in 1984 as part of the Bankstown Neighbourhood Centre, the service was originally set up to facilitate the hire of community buses for local groups. It was recognized at the time that there was a lack of appropriate transportation for elderly and disabled people in the area. After the Commonwealth Government enacted the Home and Community Care (HACC) program in 1985, Bankstown City Council was approached and agreed to fund the project. In 1986 it officially became Bankstown Community Transport Inc. with the purchase of one mini-bus and the appointment of a paid coordinator and driver and in 1987 our first regular services commenced. By 1989 Bankstown Community Transport Inc. had become a separate entity and emerged as a major service in the area. In 2002 a partnership was formed with Leichardt and Inner West Community Transports to provide services in the Canterbury and Marrickville areas, and in 2004 we amalgamated with Canterbury Community Transport to become Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport Inc.
BCCT currently transports over 3000 regular clients making around 65,000 trips per year with a fleet of 19 vehicles and a team of 35 dedicated staff, many of whom speak multiple languages. In 2013 BCCT underwent many changes, the biggest being the relocation of our office, from our previous location at Bankstown Airport to a much larger depot in Revesby. This relocation allowed us to expand our staff and provide quality training, as well as securely housing and maintaining our vehicles.
We have a modern fleet of vehicles to suit the varying needs of our clients, most of which are modified for wheelchair access.
Our buses and vans are outfitted with hydraulic wheelchair hoists with a 350kg capacity. We also have one vehicle with a 500kg lifting capacity. All of our vehicles are equipped with a state of the art Radio and GPS system and on-board computer which allows for a responsive and dynamic service that adapts to the needs of our clients.