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Our professional Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Drivers can provide you with an efficient and personalised service. Drivers are trained specifically to transport people with a disability. Please discuss your requirements with one of our Customer Service Representatives so we can despatch a WAV that best meets your needs.The MPTP card (Multi Purpose Taxi Program) is for passengers who have a restrictive medical condition or disability. It entitles the bearer of the card to 1/2 price taxi fares to a maximum discount of $60 per trip. The card is issued and governed by the Victorian Government. If you think you might be eligible for this program download the forms and visit your local GP. If you use a wheelchair ensure your GP marks the correct indicator.
Multi Purpose Taxi Program
The Multi Purpose Taxi Program is a State Government funded subsidy program, which provides a 50% discount on taxi fares (up to a maximum discount of $60 per trip) for eligible members.
The program makes transport more accessible for Victorians with certain types of disability. Members of the Multi Purpose Taxi Program are given a card. They should show the card to the driver when they first get into a taxi.
The cards cost $16.50 and are valid for six years.
There is no restriction on the type or purpose of trips which can be taken.
Trips that are covered by insurance or other funding are not covered by the Multi Purpose Taxi Program.
Victorian members can get the same discount interstate for a limited number of taxi trips.
Members must contact the Taxi Services Commission on the number below for vouchers for interstate travel.
To become a member you also need to either:
• permanently use a Wheelchair, or
• hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Repatriation Health Card, or
• hold certain means-tested Pensioner Concession or Health Care Cards issued by Centrelink, or
• be able to show you have financial hardship by providing financial information.
Members can use any taxi licensed in Victoria and pay 50% of the metered fare, up to a maximum discount of $60 per trip.
Contact the Taxi Services Commission on 1800 638 802 for a new card, with complaints or for interstate vouchers.
Victorian members can get the same discount when they travel in taxis in other states for a limited number of trips. At least two weeks before travelling interstate, contact the Taxi Services Commission to get the number of interstate vouchers you will need. You can get 10 vouchers for each seven days that you will be away. You can get a maximum of 50 vouchers for each interstate trip.
Click on Link below (image) for an application form. Forms can be filled in on line by Medical Centres or downloaded and printed.
*The Length of a Mobility device (wheelchair/scooter) must not exceed 1300 mm and the combined width of device and passenger must not exceed 800mm. The combined weight of the device and passenger must not exceed 300kgs.
The device must be able to turn by 180 degrees in an area of not more than 2070mm x 1540mm.
The device must also be fitted with suitable anchorage points which enable it to be secured and the passenger must also be fitted with suitable seat belt. Passengers using a scooter must dismount and travel in a seat.