The Total Mobility scheme assists eligible people with a permanent disability or impairment to access appropriate transport to enhance their community participation. This assistance is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services wherever scheme transport providers operate.

Eligible customers present their Total Mobility smart card to access a 50% discount on eligible door-to-door transport, up to a maximum of $40 per trip.

For more information about Total Mobility contact Metlink (0800 801 700) or speak with your support agency. 

 

Total Mobility Transport Operators

Approved Transport Operator

Contact Number

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport & City Shuttles

04 977 7406

Y

Driving Miss Daisy

0800 948 432

Y

Freedom Companion Drivers

0800 956 956

Y

Golden Oldies

04 528 2868

Y

Hutt & City Taxis

04 5700057

Y

Kiwi Cabs Ltd     

04 389 9999

Y

Masterton Radio Taxis

06 378 2555

N

Paraparaumu Taxis

04 296 1111

Y

Porirua Taxis

04 237 6099

Y

Rideshop Cabs Masterton

06 377 4231

Y

Wellington Combined Taxis

04 384 4444

Y

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

An eligible person has a permanent disability that lasts for at least 6 months and prevents them from undertaking any one or more of the following five aspects of a public transport journey unaccompanied and in a safe and dignified manner:

  • Getting to the place where the transport departs
  • Getting onto the transport
  • Riding securely
  • Getting off the transport
  • Getting to the final destination point.

Your impairment is the only criteria for eligibility and not issues relating to the availability of local Public Transport.

How do I apply?

If you are a member of a registered support agency, you should contact them directly to arrange a Total Mobility assessment. 

Once the assessment is completed, you are deemed eligible; a Total Mobility card will be ordered and posted to you within 10 working days.

If you are not a member of a registered support agency, contact Greater Wellington on 0800 801 700 and we will arrange an assessment for you.

What does the assessment involve?

The assessment usually takes 20-30 minutes and will include taking a photo of you for printing onto your Total Mobility identification card. The assessment usually takes place at the support agency office or in your own home however we can also visit hospitals, rest homes etc.  

How much is the subsidy?

The subsidy is 50% of the fare, up to a maximum of $40. If the total fare is more than $80 the client must meet the additional cost.

Where can I use my card?

Not all transport operators provide Total Mobility services.  Please check at the time of booking that the transport operator is part of the Total Mobility scheme.

Are wheelchair vans covered?

Yes. Please let the transport operator know you require a wheelchair van and are a Total Mobility member when booking your transport.  Vehicles with wheelchair hoists may need to be booked in advance and may have limited availability during evenings and weekends.

How do I use my new card?

Give your card to the driver at the beginning of your journey. The driver will check your identity and calculate your fare subsidy at the end of the journey.

Can I use my card outside the Wellington region?

Yes. Total Mobility discounts can be claimed anywhere in NZ where the scheme operates. Your card can be used in the Auckland and Christchurch regions however if you are travelling to other areas you will need to make contact with us at least seven days prior to your travel and we will post you vouchers to use.

Can my caregiver use my card?

No, only members of the Total Mobility scheme can use the services. The caregiver may travel with the member but may not use the member’s card for their own travel.

Can I travel with a companion?

Yes, however as the eligible Total Mobility user you are required to remain in the vehicle for the entire duration that your companion travels.

I have lost my Total Mobility card.

Contact the Total Mobility team on 0800 801 700 to order a replacement card. You may be charged a replacement fee.


 

For more information: 

Driver Terms and Conditions of Access PDF - 451 KB

Customer Terms and Conditions PDF - 347 KB