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Impacts of high petrol prices on Travellers Aids client groups and challenges in behaviour change to encourage rural communities to use non-car based travel.

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1 Impacts of high petrol prices on Travellers Aids client groups and challenges in behaviour change to encourage rural communities to use non-car based travel. By Jodie Willmer, Travellers Aid CEO

2 Our Services Homeward Bound - Emergency Relief and assisting travelers at the point of need who experience a crisis. For example: travel fare assistance or material aid.

3 Our Services Social Enterprise Café and travellers amenities which include: Luggage storage, Internet lounge, Showers, Toilets.

4 Our Services Access Service - Personal care attendant support workers to assist travellers with disabilities.

5 Our Services Travellers Aid at Southern Cross Station which includes: Bedrooms for travellers to rest, Lounge, Showers, Travellers Assistance Program.

6 Our Services Melbourne Mobility Centre - This centre is operated on behalf of the City of Melbourne at Federation Square.

7 High Petrol Prices - Issues Increased food costs, Reduction in value of fuel cards, Increased fuel levies for flights, Compromise between food on the table verses petrol in the car.

8 Impacts on our clients Increased cost to attend medical appointments, To assist/care for family members, Stranded tourists (lack of funds for petrol), Traveling to/from work or interviews.

9 Challenges in behavior change Outdated perceptions by some Emergency Relief providers that car travel is the best form of transport. Lack of familiarity/comfort with using public transport (workers in sector).

10 Opportunities Australian Red Cross + Travellers Aid + Lets Get Connected Project

11 Outcomes Decrease in V/Line fares by 20%. Services adapting to timetables. Increasing accessible transport options Regional transport investment/infrastructure

12 Thank you! For more information about Travellers Aid please go to our website at


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