a) Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP)
The Multi Purpose Taxi Program
provides for a 50% subsidy on taxi-cab fares (up to a maximum
subsidy of $60 per trip) for eligible people. Subsidy does not
cover Melbourne airport taxi charges or CityLink tolls. The program
aims to improve the accessibility of transport services for
Victorians with a severe and permanent disability that
significantly restricts their mobility and prevents them from
accessing public transport. It is a State Government subsidy scheme
administered by the Victorian Taxi Directorate.
(b) Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Services
A fleet of more than 300 wheelchair accessible taxi-cabs operate
In Melbourne, 13CABS and Silver Top Taxis co-ordinate and despatch
wheelchair accessible taxi bookings.
Booking numbers for Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Metro
13CABS, Tel: 9277 3877
Silver Top Taxis, Tel: 8413 7202
For Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in country Victoria contact the
Taxi Booking number of the town.