Community Organisations

ACT community organisations that may be of assistance to our members. The emphasis is on organisations local to ACT. Links to national organisations can be found through the HFA web site.

The presence of these organisations in this list is not an endorsement by HFACT and there is no commercial link between HFACT or any of the organisations listed.

AIDS Action Council
Arthritis ACT
Australian Red Cross Society – ACT Division
Hepatitis ACT
SHOUT (Self Help Organisations United Together)

Transport services

The ACT and region has a number of alternative transport services available to assist those with mobility or transport difficulties. Some are provided by the Government while some are provided by regional community organisations, listed below. For Government services, please go to the Government Support page.


Belconenn Community Service Community Transport in BelconnenCommunities at Work Transport Service in Gunghalin, Tuggeranong and Weston.Community Services #1 Support Services in Canberra's inner SouthNorthside’s Community Transport Services in Canberra's inner NorthWoden Community Service Transport in Woden Valley, Deakin and Yarralumla

Southern NSW

Valmar Community Transport Service in various regions of southern NSW including Queanbeyan/Palerang, Goulburn, Gundagai, Tumut / Batlow, Lockhart / Urana / Berrigan / Jerilderie, Crookwell / Upper Lachlan

Hydrotherapy services (private)

Aqua Harmony Swim School Aqua Harmony have mornings for seniors exercise.
Arthritis ACT Arthritis ACT holds warm water exercise sessions at several locations for its members.
Hughes Hydro


Several members have reported that YMCA Chifley is a good venue if you are looking for a gym that allows for casual or occasional use at economical rates in a no pressure environment.
YMCA Chifley