What the Scheme provides
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 swipecard to access a 50% discount on eligible door-to-door transport, up to a maximum of $15 per trip.
In this region Marlborough District Council manages and operates the scheme, with subsidy funding from New Zealand Transport Agency.
To qualify for the Total Mobility Scheme, applicants are referred to an appropriate Total Mobility agency to undergo an eligibility assessment based on nationally established criteria.
An eligible person must have an impairment that prevents them from undertaking any one or more of the following five components of a journey unaccompanied, on a bus, train or ferry in a safe and dignified manner:
- Getting to the place from where the transport departs
- Getting onto the transport
- Riding securely
- Getting off the transport
- Getting to the destination
If the applicant is successful, arrangements will be made for a photo to be taken that will be used to produce a photo ID swipecard. This photo ID swipecard must be shown to the taxi driver each time at the beginning of the journey.
Approved agencies in Marlborough
|Agency name||Contact Details|
|03 579 3457|
|Amputee Society of Nelson/Marlborough Inc||C/O John Ealand|
18 Springswood Grove
|03 578 9587|
|Stroke Foundation of New Zealand|
Marlborough Community Health Hub
|03 578 3603|
|CCS Disability Action||PO Box 533|
|03 578 1170|
|Epilepsy NZ||PO Box 1029|
|03 546 6398|
|Idea Services||PO Box 428|
|03 578 0949|
|Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Society||Room 15|
25 Alfred Street
|03 578 4058|
|Blind Foundation||PO Box 2246|
|03 547 6616|
Approved service providers
- Marlborough Taxis: 03 577 5511 or 0800 627 528
- Driving Miss Daisy Marlborough: 0800 948 432 or 03 579 3162*
- MAXI Shuttle and Wheelchair Lift: 03 395 9295*
- Flo2Go: 0800 356 246*
- A1 Picton Shuttles: 0800 21 742866 (0800 A1 Picton) or 022 0188 472
*offer wheelchair hoists services