Transport

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.

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This section provides links to services and information on:

Public transport

Discounts and help with buses, trains, light rail and ferries

Community transport

Local trips provided by community groups

Taxis and rideshare services

Subsidised taxi schemes and services in your area

Driving and parking your own car

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.

Transport

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In this Area of Life we talk about transport.

It is important that everyone can get where they need to go.

Icons for Australian Government and state and territory governments

If you have a disability, you might be able to get support to use transport from:

  • the Australian Government
  • state and territory governments.
 

This section has information about:

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Public transport

Support and help to pay for public transport.

A man and a woman sitting on a bus

Community transport

Local trips provided by community groups.

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Taxis and rideshare services

Types of taxis and rideshare services you can use.

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Driving and parking your own car

Getting your driver’s licence and using your own car.

Health and wellbeing on a computer screen

You can also visit the Health and wellbeing page for information about transport services to get to and from health care.

 

Key supports

National Disability Insurance Scheme logo.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability.

If you want help with the NDIS, you can call them on 1800 800 110

My Aged Care logo.

My Aged Care supports older people.

You can call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs logo.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs supports veterans. We call this department DVA.

A veteran is a person who served in the military.

If you want help from DVA, you can call them on 1800 555 524

A Medicare card with a dollar sign and a down arrow. Behind it is a map of Australia.

Medicare is a program that gives all Australians health care at no cost or low cost.

If you want help with Medicare, you can call them on 132 011

Australian Government Services Australia logo.

Services Australia supports all Australians, including:

  • families
  • older people
  • carers
  • people looking for work.

If you want help from Services Australia, you can call them on 132 307

Carer Gateway logo.

The Carer Gateway supports families and carers who support another person.

You can call the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737

Head to Health logo

Head to Health can help you find information about mental health – for yourself or for someone you care about.

You can visit the Head to Health website for more information.