About us

About Us

ACTA is made up of a dedicated committee of experienced managers and leaders from across the nation, working together to help the community transport sector.

The Australian Community Transport Association (ACTA) was founded in February 2011 comprising representatives from QLD, NSW & Victoria with a view to providing a national voice for community transport sector on a national level.

In 2015, ACTA produced two significant reports – National Fees Policy and Sustainable National Funding Model which were used to develop relationships and partnerships with Government.

Since this time, ACTA has been working consistently to improve community transport services for the nation.

We ask that you contact ACTA with feedback about the sector info@communitytransport.net.au

ACTA’s purpose:

  • Provide a forum for the State Associations and the State Representatives to meet and to discuss matters of mutual interest;
  • Represent Community Transport providers within Australia;
  • Make representations to Government, Non-Government and the private sector on behalf of its membership;
  • Provide information and support to its community transport providers in Australia;
  • Develop policy and standards that promote best practice in community transport organisations;
  • Promote Community Transport issues within throughout Australia
  • Build a strong membership base to generate income and political influence.

VICTORIA COMMUNITY TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

Supporting community transport in Victoria and Tasmania.
VCTA WEBSITE

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT ORGANISATION

Supporting community transport in NSW
CTO WEBSITE

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICES TASMANIA

Supporting community transport in Tasmania.
CTST WEBSITE

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

Supporting community transport in South Australia & Northern Territory
SACTA WEBSITE

BOARD MEMBERS

ACTA's Governance consists of experienced community transport sector leaders and high-level management. Working together to embrace all issues within the industry, problem-solving to bring out the best outcomes for the sustainability of the sector.

Lyndon Stevenson

Chair

Lyndon is the CEO of Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc (CTST). CTST has a proud history of delivering community transport services across Tasmania, and more recently has diversified its services to encompass regional public transport; directly assisting people to access the labour market and the greater community under the brand of Area Connect.

CTST manages a fleet of 80+ vehicles, employs over 40 staff, and has a pool of around 450 volunteers.  The service is delivered across Tasmania.

Lyndon has extensive experience in the community services industry and has held several senior management and senior executive positions within the youth, employment and training sectors. Prior to his appointment as CEO with CTST in 2015, Lyndon held the position of Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO of a large youth charity covering Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.

Rick Lawford

Treasurer

Initially specializing in finance and business advisory services within a chartered accountancy practice, Rick has been a CEO within the community services sector for over 20 years. By developing sustainable commercial relationships with business partners, he has secured major achievements in the development of large social enterprises within a range of commercial and industrial sectors.

Bethany Simmonds

Director

Bethany Simmonds is the Chief Executive Officer of The Community Transport Company, Chair of the NSW Community Transport Organisation, and outgoing Chair of the Australian Community Transport Association.  Her background is in business and politics, with a strong focus on ethical and sustainable outcomes in transport equity as well as social enterprise and social value policy.

Julie Mason

Director

Julie Mason has been the Regional Manager of Yorke Peninsula Community Transport (YPCT) for the last 15 years. YPCT is located in regional South Australia and manages 170 volunteers, providing a series of transport options including contracted bus services with the Dept of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure.  Her background is in management, with a strong focus on community capacity building.

Graham Mckerchar

Director

Graham’s bio here

Jo Cochrane

Director

Jo’s bio here

Terry O'Toole

Deputy Chair

Terry brings over 20 year’s experience in leading and managing customer-focused teams to his current position as CEO at TransitCare in Queensland. His  working career has been mostly spent in operational roles and in senior management roles, rebuilding a vast array of different organisations.

Helen Hunter

Director

Helen’s bio here

Craig Frost

Secretary

Craig’s bio here

Ben Whitehorn

Director

Ben’s bio here

Rob Lake

Director

Rob’s bio here

Membership Model

Uniting all stakeholders for the sustainability of the community transport sector.

Australian Community Transport Association

PEAK OF PEAKS

State Community Transport Peaks

ACTA MEMBERS
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State Community Transport Providers

MEMBERS OF STATE PEAKS

Associate Members

OTHER NATIONAL PEAKS
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