As of 15 November 2019, Hastings Macleay Community Transport will be known as Linked Community Services. The name change will reflect the organisation’s expanded scope of service offerings.

Carlie McWilliams, Chief Executive Officer at Linked Community Services, commented, “The new branding will help communicate the expanded scope of our service offerings which now include Aged Care and Disability specific services as well as our existing transport services.”

The organisation has spent over 35 years helping members within their local service areas to retain their independence by linking them to vital services and social outings.

McWilliams says, “Our current individual and specialised transport services are relied upon by many to safely deliver them to their destination with friendly conversation and helpful assistance along the way.”

“We are excited to announce that we’re now developing new ways to best provide links and support to those members of our community who need it most.”

The Linked Community Services team plan to provide service in several areas including transport, aged care, NDIS, the community visitors scheme and more. The team is working responsively to fill vital community gaps and provide culturally appropriate services.

“The vital link we create for our clients within their community provides social connection, access and wellbeing. We want more people to know about Linked Community Services, so they can benefit from this too,” says McWilliams.

“The team is thoroughly committed to the continuous development of the organisation being a sustainable, community focused industry leader.”

McWilliams welcomes the chance to lead a team which deeply and intrinsically values respect for our clients, community and culture.  “With a robust hands on commitment from not only staff, but volunteers and the board, I find this opportunity extremely rewarding,” she says.

“While the name will change, the one thing that won’t is our focus on providing a safe, reliable and most importantly, friendly service to our clients.”

Linked Community Services offer support in the Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Port Stephens Regions however are not limited to these locations and can provide select services Australia wide. If you would like to find out more information please visit