Taxi subsidy scheme
The Taxi Subsidy Scheme provides an affordable and accessible transport option for people with a disability who experience profound difficulties using other modes of public passenger transport. Visit the TransLink website for more information.
Information for taxi drivers
Restricted Use Slips must be carried by drivers to use when:
- there is a problem with the smartcard reader, or the taxi is in a regional taxi area which is exempt from the requirement to have taxi meters.
- If there is a problem with the smartcard reader, the taxi driver must use a Restricted Use Slip to process your subsidy.
- If the taxi is exempt from having a meter, the driver is required to use Restricted Use Slips for all trips.
- You are still required to present your Taxi Subsidy Scheme smartcard to the taxi driver at the beginning of the journey.
- At the end of the trip, the taxi driver will complete the Restricted Use Slip. You are advised to check the information entered by the taxi driver and, if able, sign the slip and obtain a receipt from the taxi driver.
Taxi Subsidy Scheme Review Panel
The Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Honourable Scott Emerson MP announced in October 2012 that a Review Panel would be established to make recommendations to government on the future of the Taxi Subsidy Scheme to ensure it continues to provide access to those who need it most and is sustainable into the future.
The review panel, chaired by Neil Scales, Director-General, and comprising of 20 independent representatives from community and disability groups, the taxi industry and other key government stakeholders, first convened in November 2012 and met again in January 2013.
In February 2013, the TSS Review Panel completed its review of the TSS and delivered its report including 23 recommendations to government for consideration.
In a joint statement in June 2013, the Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Tim Nicholls and the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Honourable Scott Emerson announced that savings across the portfolio had been found to ensure the scheme remained unchanged.
Of the 23 recommendations made by the Review Panel, 17 are either supported or supported in principle by the Queensland Government. The Review Panel’s final report and the Government’s response to those recommendations can be can be accessed below: