Total Mobility Scheme

The Total Mobility Taxi Subsidy Scheme is a scheme for people with disabilities. The scheme is funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency/Waka Kotahi and Regional Councils across New Zealand, to provide funding options to people with disabilities or mobility issues.

Scheme Criteria

To be eligible for the scheme, you will have a disability or be experiencing long term mobility issues. An assessment will be required to ensure you fit the criteria. This can be organised through Horizons Regional Council or one of the agencies listed below. You will not need a medical certificate unless one is requested at the time of the assessment.

Sommerville Disability Services - 06 345 0566
Age Concern - 06 345 1799
Palmerston North
Horizons - 0508 800 800
Age Concern Horowhenua - 06 367 2181
Horizons - 0508 800 800
Feilding Senior Hub - 06 367 2181


Electronic Card

Once your eligibility has been approved you will receive a subsidy card in the mail, with your photo on. This card will activate your subsidy when using approved Taxis services. This information will be provided to you with your card. It will take about 10 working days for your card to arrive.



The subsidy you receive will be a 75% discount up to a capped amount. The capped amount for each district is shown below.

Location Amount
Horowhenua $15
Palmerston North $15
Manawatū $15
Whanganui $15
Rangitīkei $7.50

For more information please contact us on 0508 800 800.


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