It can be tough getting around if your mobility is limited in any way. There are several options for you to help you get to where you need to go. The Australian and state and territory governments subsidise some transport options.
Hi, I'm Gary, and today I'll be talking about the area of life that relates to transport.
Travelling around and getting where you need to go is important for everyone, and transport is available in many ways.
If you have a disability, you might be able to get support to use transport from the Australian Government, along with State and Territory governments.
If you have a disability, you might be able to get support to use public transport or to help pay for other transport if you can't use public transport.
To find out more about these services, check out the Public transport page.
Another form is community transport, which is available in two different types.
Group transport, where you travel with others, and individual transport if needed.
The community transport options are available across Australia and each State and Territory.
You can find out more on the Community transport page.
You have access to taxi and rideshare services, which are both good ways to get around.
These are services run by companies that organise for someone to drive you where you need to go.
You can also find out how State and Territory governments can help you pay for taxis that include wheelchair accessibility.
These are known as wheelchair accessible taxis, or WATs.
To find more information about rideshare, taxi and other transport services, check out the Taxi and rideshare services page.
You can always drive and park your own car if you have one.
We can help with information about getting your driver's licence, parking your car when you have a disability and if you need changes made to your car so it's easier to drive.
You can learn more on the Driving and parking your own car page.
If you'd like to know more about how we can assist in transport, please contact the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787.
This section provides links to services and information on:
Discounts and help with buses, trains, light rail and ferries
Local trips provided by community groups
Subsidised taxi schemes and services in your area
Getting a drivers licence and disability parking permit
See also Health and wellbeing for information about transport services to get to and from health care.