State and territory governments have programs that provide access to discounted taxi fares for people who meet certain residential, medical and financial criteria.
Eligibility criteria may include whether you:
are a permanent resident of Australia and live in that state/territory
have a severe disability that prevents you from using public transport safely or independently
have a permanent disability or one that will not improve with treatment
are a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs pension card holder
can provide proof that you are experiencing severe financial hardship.
Taxi concession cards are renewed every six years and provide significant discounts in fares ranging from 25-75%. The maximum fare you can claim varies between states and territories.
You will need a letter from your doctor to advise that your illness means that you cannot safely or independently drive or use public transport.
For more information visit the appropriate website in your state or territory:
Many people tell us that discounted parking at hospitals and clinics is a crucial financial need.
To make sure you get the most out of available parking discounts, it is helpful to ask what policies and provisions are available at your hospital. It is also useful to call ahead to be familiar with the parking options and to allow for extra time to find parking.
You can also consider applying for an Australian Disability Parking Permit, which allows you to park in disability marked spaces and for longer periods.
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*This article does not provide medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only.
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