YARRIAMBIACK Shire residents can take advantage of new bus services in the region.
A Woomelang to Horsham service started last week.
There is also a Warracknabeal community transport service.
Woomelang Bush Nursing Centre representative Jan Milliken said the Rural Northwest alliance project had been in the works for up to six months.
She said the Woomelang community bus service would leave for Horsham every Tuesday.
Ms Milliken said the service left from Woomelang one week and then Hopetoun every second week.
She said it stopped in Beulah along the way as well.
A volunteer driver will transport people to Hopetoun from Woomelang when the bus leaves from there.
Ms Milliken said the service was firstly for those with medical appointments in Horsham.
She said if there were spare seats it could also take people who were headed to Horsham for shopping or other reasons.
Ms Milliken said the service cost $20 return.
"We're happy," she said. "It's another option for people who may not have transport or may be elderly.
"It's an opportunity to make appointments in Horsham and have a way there."
Ms Milliken said the Warracknabeal service went throughout the town.
She said there was also a service in the Minyip-Murtoa-Rupanyup area.
Ms Milliken said the bus charge covered costs.
She said the community had owned the Woomelang bus for about four years.
"It's a community bus and it still is," she said.
"We figure this is a good community use for it.
"We'll be monitoring it this year and see how it goes. We can only offer this and see how it goes."
Ms Milliken said brochures were available from http://www.yarriambiack.vic.gov.au and supporting organisations.