Big Red Kidney Bus

The Big Red Kidney Bus was awarded the 2015 National Disability Award for Excellence in Community Accessibility, and also won the Gold Innovative Models of Care Award at the 2015 Victorian Public Health Care Awards.

Kidney Health Australia's award-winning Big Red Kidney Bus program provides a mobile haemodialysis service, allowing those who require haemodialysis the chance to have a holiday whilst still receiving treatment. 

The Big Red Kidney Buses are open to all Australians on hospital, satellite or home haemodialysis.  The buses travel to popular holiday destinations across Victoria and NSW, where they are located for up to six weeks at a time, staffed by experienced dialysis nurses and renal technicians.

To learn more about the Bus and the exciting locations it is visiting in 2019 and 2020, download our travel brochure here.

Big Red Kidney Bus  postcard

See how the Big Red Kidney Bus works on our Big Red Kidney Bus postcard here.

Admission criteria

See the admission criteria for joining the bus. Please note all admission criteria must be met.

Book a haemodialysis chair on a Big Red Kidney Bus.   

See Victoria holiday locations here See NSW locations here
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 Additional Big Red Kidney Bus information

  • Open to all Australians on haemodialysis in hospital, satellite unit or on home haemodialysis.
  • Located for six weeks in caravan parks at popular Victorian holiday destinations.
  • All you have to do is arrange your own holiday accommodation and get there.
  • There are three dialysis chairs for 6-12 people each week, staffed by a highly experienced dialysis nurse and a renal technician.
  • Kidney Health Australia owns the Bus and manages the bookings online, via email or phone.

Please direct enquires to: phone 1800 454 363 or email

Booking information and admission criteria

Please read the admission criteria before you book a haemodialysis dialysis chair. See the information you need to know about holiday dialysis here.

(In Victoria, Monash Health provides the clinical and medical aspects on the Big Red Kidney Bus and will confirm bookings once the admission criteria has been met.)

Patients arrange their own holiday accommodation and travel. We suggest mentioning Kidney Health Australia's Big Red Kidney Bus when booking into a holiday park, as discounts may be available.

Kidney Health Australia manages the bookings online through our online booking form below, via email or phone. Please, direct enquires to phone 1800 454 363 or email

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