Posted by 05/02/2020–100—jan-feb-2020
We get you there and back on road adventures packed with fun!

With around a dozen social and shopping outings per month including picnics, gallery and exhibitions visits, mystery trips and Silvio’s Day Out, Stryder has been delivering adventure, delicious dining experience and good company for residents of the Ryde and Hunters Hill areas for over 30 years.  There is simply no reason to be stuck at home, as Stryder organises social days out two to three times each week, all part of the friendly service.

Susan says, “Stryder has enabled my sister to look forward to social outings. She joins a Stryder outing around five times per month and is full of news about her latest adventures whenever I call her. It is heart-warming to hear how much pleasure she gets from catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, as well as the great experience and food she has with visits to the Maroubra Seals Club, Granny Smith Festival or Birkenhead Shopping Centre to name a few.”

Stryder has taken me to parts of NSW I have not been before such as Central Coast, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and the Blue Mountains. Sometimes we venture into the heart of Sydney city for our adventures visiting art galleries and museums. I really like the mystery tours, as long as it is with one of my favourite drivers, Silvio or Mike! Sometimes it’s good to have no idea where you are going, but know you are safe and in good hands,” says Bob.

Stryder is a for-purpose community transport provider and a registered charity.  We receive government support through the Commonwealth Home Support Program to provide accessible transport for people who have specific transport needs related to their age, fragility, location, or disability.  We help people from diverse cultural and social groups as well as individuals who have specific transport needs. Located in Gladesville, Stryder’s funded area includes those living independently in the following suburbs:  Chatswood West, Denistone, Eastwood, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, North, West, and East Ryde, Boronia Park, Gladesville, Henley, Hunters Hill and Woolwich.   Stryder may also assist people who live beyond these suburbs, should their local community transport service provider be unable to assist.

Stryder also provides a service for people on Home Care Packages (HCP) and participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Whether it is joining in the social activities or getting a lift to their workplace, Stryder is happy to provide a quote.  Our areas of focus for NDIS participants are those living in the Ryde, Hunters Hill and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai areas.

As well as these specific needs transport, Stryder offers bus hire options to the broader community. We do around 6,000 bus hire trips a year on group bus hires for local businesses, corporates and community groups like Probus, Retirement Villages, Churches and Schools. A lot of our clients keep on using Stryder knowing that the funds are re-invested to support the communities we serve.

Do you know of a family member, friend or neighbour who would benefit from ‘a big day out’ adventure? When you like and follow Stryder on Facebook you can keep up to date with their social outings and activities.

Stryder also welcomes applications for volunteer drivers, social assistants and people who may have a range of office skills from customer service to digital marketing.  Learn more, volunteer or register for our bi-monthly ‘Going Places’ Social Program.  Contact Stryder and have a chat with Dianne or Robyn on  02 9816 5000 or drop us a line on

02 9416 5600

Client Testimonials
  • “What a fantastic team Rosalyn has to be able to enjoy a partially independent life with you all by her side! She recently expressed to me, “in the last years Stryder has made me the happiest in my life”.  Thank you – Jeanette – sister.

  • Stryder has provided a quality service and I look forward to booking more buses when we are able to go on excursions again in the future.

  • “I would like to thank Robyn for going the extra mile and assisting me with
    my registration for your service. The whole process went seamlessly and your
    drivers are excellent.”

  • “Thank you for your wonderful service yesterday, making our Rotary Club’s “Vivid Experience” simple and convenient, with personalised service from your team”.

  • “I would like to thank Stav for her last minute efforts in providing me with transport to my medical appointment today.  I was very worried about missing it, so very appreciative of the effort she made.  Great Job Stav!”

    Maree G.
  • “Thank you for a great service.  Joseph drove me to and from Macquarie Centre.  Joseph was very helpful and assisted me to the door with care.  I appreciated this especially, as it was raining”.

    Mavis R
  • “I had a lovely trip today to Bondi Beach. Silvio also took us for a scenic drive on the way home and he is very knowledgeable about the area, thanks for a lovely day”.

    Betty W
  • “All your drivers are unsung heroes and they should be the ones receiving medals on Australia Day!  I would like to thank Iain who helped me yesterday as I was having a bad day and he made it better for me.”

    Olive S.
  • “Maria just wanted to say a big thank you for all our help last year and earlier this year and wanted to wish all the staff a merry Christmas as without our help she does not know how she would have coped without our assistance.”

    Maria C.
  • “I was very nervous today because it was my first time using your service but Steve the driver made my trip comfortable and I would like to thank Steve for all his help.”

    Mary S.
  • “Dianne, thank you for dropping the forms off at my home.    Such a load off my mind to know someone is there to help me to  my medical appointments. I really appreciate your dedication.”

    Edna E.
  • “Many thanks to all the drivers and bus assistants.  They are so helpful and make our social outings wonderful and enjoyable.  They are good drivers and we feel relaxed, safe and comfortable.”

    Betty W
  • “Thank you so much Robyn & Dianne for taking special care of us at Mary Poppins last week, your help was greatly appreciated.”

    Lauris & Ailsa (HHL)
  • “Malia & staff, thank you very much for caring and supporting my husband.”

    Sofi & Samir
  • “To all the voluntary workers at Stryder for their  tireless workers in the office for being so patient and understanding.  Thank you for all your tireless hands & feet.”

    Hazel S
  • “Stav & Malia, What a great trip I had thanks to the both of you.  You certainly went beyond your duties always there for us all and taking us to beautiful places, so relaxing, you both did work very hard and never grumbled.  I shall always remember Port Stephens trip so thank you both.”

    Joan R
  • “On behalf of the Eastwood Ladies Probus Club  we would like to pass on a very big thank you to Mike the driver who drove us to Ettalong Diggers Club for our Christmas in July Luncheon. Mike was a very careful, friendly and a thorough gentlemen which made our day very pleasant.”

    Barbara S.
  • “Dear Alan, Just a note to express our appreciation to you, as the driver, transporting the members of the Eastwood Garden Club today…. Thank you for being so pleasant and agreeable, with such competent driving skills.”

    Margaret C
  • “Thanks to Ken, who seamlessly handled the situation when bus had a flat tyre. Excellent composure and passengers were hardly inconvenienced at all.”

    Elaine C
  • “I had an enjoyable morning shopping at Macquarie (Centre) today…. Wonderful, friendly drivers and we are so well looked after. It’s a wonderful service.”

    Margaret W
  • “Thanks to all the Community Transport team for your tremendous, supportive, help. Heartfelt thanks for meeting the needs of people like me.”

    Daniel C