Dangar Island Vehicle Management Committee

Community Vehicle Bookings: 0438 925363

Comments and queries to buggy1@live.com.au

The Dangar Island Community Vehicle is owned by Hornsby Shire Council and provides a communal solution to the unique mobility needs associated with living on Dangar Island. Further volunteer drivers are always welcome in order to maintain our seven day a week schedule. A current NSW Driving License and 1-2 days per month are all that is needed. Driving takes very little time and the roster is very flexible.

The Community Vehicle is not suited for moving larger, heavier or more rugged loads, rubbish or building supplies. The council ute is available for hire for such loads and can be booked with Kim and Lars Dahl on 9985 7300. You are required to hold a permit if bringing a vehicle on to the island - more information is available here.

Hours of operation

On Call Service - Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5.30pm - a driver is on duty to respond to bookings as they are made.

Meet the Ferry Service - some evenings and most Friday evenings, drivers park the vehicle at the Public Wharf to take passengers arriving from each ferry. This is at the driver’s discretion and otherwise the vehicle is available via the On Call Service as above.
Unrostered Service - given a minimum of 24 hours notice you may be able to arrange a booking outside of rostered times.

Emergency use - the vehicle is able to carry a stretcher and medical assistants. The Dangar Island Fire Brigade and the Ambulance Service have access to the vehicle and their own registered drivers. Volunteer drivers are not responsible for the medical care of people being transported.

Fees

The buggy can carry up to five passengers at a time.

  • $5.50 - able passenger over 4 years old
  • $2.20 - frail or disabled passenger
  • $2.20 - accompanying mobility assistant
  • $0 - accompanied children under 5 years old
  • $2.20 per item exceeding 20 kg per passenger

What else?

Animals must be properly contained; for example on a short lead or small dogs and cats in cage - guide dogs are the only exception. Drivers are not expected to lift loads for passengers. The cancellation policy is a minimum of two hours prior to arranged booking time. Failure to adequately advise of cancellation will result in a notice of full fee, payable before further bookings will be accepted.

The full code of conduct is available here.