Who is eligible for the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme
To be eligible for the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme you must:
- be a permanent resident of Australia
- normally reside in NSW
- not be a member of a similar scheme in another Australian state or territory
- be over school age (preschool aged children, regardless of disability, are ineligible for inclusion in the scheme)
- have a severe and permanent disability in one of the specified categories.
Please note: Transport for NSW reserves the right to decline your application if you have previously been suspended or removed from the NSW Scheme or a similar scheme in another state or territory.
Eligible categories of disability
- Unable to walk or stand. Mobile only in a wheelchair due to a physical disability or
- Mobile outside of home only with a wheelchair due to a physical disability or
- Severe and permanent ambulatory problem that cannot functionally be improved which limits walking to a distance of 20 metres or less without rest and also:
- necessitates permanent use of a walking aid for all mobility or
- necessitates the constant assistance of another person for all mobility or
- unable to independently ascend or descend three or more consecutive steps of 350mm height.
- Total loss of vision in both eyes or severe permanent impairment of 6/60 or less in each eye or
- Field of vision reduced to 10 degrees or less all round or
- total loss of lower half field of vision which cannot functionally be improved correcting lenses or other treatment or
- Homonymous hemianopsia with significant mobility limitations
Severe and uncontrollable epilepsy.
- Severe permanent intellectual disabilities which render the person incapable of travelling on public transport without the constant assistance of another person or
- Severe cognitive or memory impairment such that the applicant:
- is unable to be aware of or communicate destination or
- is unable to manage the payment of fares or
- exhibits socially unacceptable behaviour.
Speech, hearing, functional
- Severe and permanent communication difficulties necessitating the constant assistance of another person to use public transport or
- Total and permanent functional loss of both upper limbs which renders the person incapable of travelling on public transport without the constant assistance of another person.