General Transport Services

ACT Taxi Subsidy Scheme


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About Us

The ACT Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) provides financial assistance to ACT residents with a disability or significant mobility restriction preventing them using public and community transport. The TSS supports social inclusion and economic participation of community members who would otherwise be at risk of social isolation.

The TSS is intended to assist members attend essential activities such as medical appointments, employment commitments, and social and family gatherings. The TSS is not intended to meet all transport costs of its members.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the ACT Taxi Subsidy Scheme, you must:

- have a severe or profound activity limitation that prevents you from using public transport. Such limitations include:

  • severe mobility limitations
  • legal blindness or severe vision impairment
  • cognitive, intellectual or psychiatric disability
  • severe and uncontrolled epilepsy.


- be a permanent resident of the ACT, or an asylum seeker with proof of status from Companion House; and

- not be a member of an interstate taxi subsidy scheme.

How do I apply?

Application forms are available online or by contacting the Taxi Subsidy Scheme Office. Please note that Part B of the application form must be completed and signed by an authorised medical practitioner or occupational therapist.