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The ‘Big Day Out’ that gives back


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