Getting around with a disability

Apply for taxi fare subsidy scheme

People with permanent and severe disabilities that limit their ability to use public transport may apply for subsidised taxi fares:

  • 75 per cent subsidy for people who are confined to a wheelchair
  • 50 per cent subsidy for people who are not confined to a wheelchair.

The subsidies are provided through the South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme.

Before you begin

You need to include one passport-sized colour photograph (head and shoulders) with your application.

The photograph must be certified by someone who knows you, they must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have known the applicant for at least 12 months
  • not be related to the applicant by birth or marriage
  • not be in a de facto relationship (including same sex relationship) with the applicant
  • not live at the applicant's address.

How to apply

1. Complete the application form

Complete the application for transport assistance (842.4 KB PDF). You may need to ask a general practitioner, medical specialist or mobility instructor to complete some sections of the application.

2. Lodge the form

Send the completed application, photograph and any supporting documents to:

SATSS Data Processing Services
GPO Box 2830
Adelaide SA 5001

3. Notification

You will be notified by mail as to whether your application is successful.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • information about how to use the subsidy
  • a book of subsidy vouchers
  • a photo ID card that must be shown to the taxi driver.

Related information

Contact

South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme
Phone: 1300 360 840


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Page last updated 8 September 2017

Provided by:
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
URL:
http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/other-forms-of-transport/getting-around-with-a-disability/taxi-fare-subsidy-scheme
Last Updated:
08/09/17
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