CarFreeMe research trials are now back on deck after a pause during COVID-19 due to contact restrictions.

Participating in the CarFreeMe study involves a flexible program to help people transition smoothly to a life which is not reliant on driving a car: with the aim of staying engaged in what is meaningful to you.

The study will be delivered as low-contact sessions for people living with dementia, as well as their carers and families. The programs will accommodate current social distancing restrictions and will continue throughout 2021.

The new style of program will use a combination of telehealth and a low-contact approach to program delivery.

Each program is personally tailored to meet the needs of the individual and is personalised by our coaches and peers to provide guidance and support.

Courses include workshops on finding alternative transport and service options, navigating journeys, adjusting activities, choosing options of travel, planning wisely, and building confidence and wellbeing.

It is available for people with dementia and their families in:

  • South-East Queensland
  • Townsville
  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Perth
  • And South Australia


  • People of all ages living with mild to moderate dementia
  • People who are still driving or who have stopped driving in the past 12 months
  • Carers are encouraged to participate

If you are interested in knowing more about the study, please contact Mrs. Donna Rooney, Project Manager, The University of Queensland School of Psychology at .

If you are considering qualifying as a CarFreeMe Coach, want to know about using CarFreeMe with other groups or want to collaborate with us in research, or you would just like to know more about us, please contact Dr Jacki Liddle, The University of Queensland at .