Mobility Supports

Here you can find information on financial and practical assistance programs available to assist you with your mobility as well as guides to advise you of your options.

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Carriage of Mobility Aids in Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

The Victorian Taxi Directorate has prepared an information sheet on the carriage of mobility aids in wheelchair accessible taxis in Victoria. The information sheet explains which mobility aids are suitable, and not suitable, for in-vehicle transport while the user remains seated on the mobility aid.

Web link  Mobility Aids Information Sheet
Call  13 11 71

Choosing and Purchasing a Motorised Mobility Device

Motorised mobility devices include electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters and buggies that are used by people who are unable to walk or have difficulty walking. VicRoads have published a guide for choosing a mobility device and how to use it safely.

Web link  Mobility Aids Information Sheet
Call  13 11 71

RACV - Emergency Wheelchair & Scooter Assist

RACV's Emergency roadside assistance for wheelchairs and scooters is a breakdown service that gives you security and peace of mind when you need it most. To purchase RACV Emergency roadside assistance for wheelchairs and scooters call 13 72 28 or visit RACV website.

Web link  RACV Roadside Wheelchair Assistance
Call  13 72 28

Recharge Scheme (Victoria)

The RECHARGE Schemeā„¢ services encourage local businesses and organisations to provide a power point so you can recharge the battery on your electric mobility scooter or wheelchair, if required. To locate a recharge point in Victoria, please visit the Recharge Finder on the Recharge website.

Web link  http://www.rechargescheme.org.au/lga/vic

Scooter & Wheelchair Travel Pass on Public Transport Victoria

The Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass supports independent travel for people who are dependent on scooters and wheelchairs. Call PTV on 1800 800 007 or visit Public Transport Victoria website.

Web link  http://ptv.vic.gov.au/fares-tickets/free-travel-passes/scooter-and-wheelchair-travel-pass/
Call  1800 800 007

Using Mobility Aids on Public Transport

Passengers who use mobility aids (wheelchairs, scooters or motorised vehicles) should consider the size of the area allocated on accessible public transport vehicles when selecting a mobility aid and planning a journey on public transport in Victoria. Public Transport Victoria have made a general guide available for download.

Travelling with a mobility aid varies between trains, trams, buses and coaches as each mode has different types of vehicles. Please see Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Web link  http://ptv.vic.gov.au/using-public-transport/accessible-transport/mobility-aids/
Call  1800 800 007