Total Mobility scheme

The Total Mobility scheme is a discount transport service provided for people who are unable to use public transport easily or who have mobility impairments.

What is the Total Mobility scheme?

The Total Mobility scheme is funded by local and central government and is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services. These include:

  • vouchers or electronic cards to eligible scheme members that subsidise the normal transport fare by 50% up to a maximum fare which is set by your regional transport services
  • funding to help purchase and install wheelchair hoists to scheme providers
  • payment to the owner of the wheelchair-accessible vehicle for each Total Mobility scheme member who requires the use of a wheelchair hoist or ramp on a trip. 

Who administers the Total Mobility scheme?

Your regional council operates and administers the scheme. 

How does the Total Mobility scheme work?

Eligible users will be provided with an electronic card or a book of vouchers by your regional council. These can be used anywhere in New Zealand where the scheme operates.

Your fare is subsidised by 50% per trip, up to a maximum subsidy. The maximum subsidy varies between regions and is set by your regional council. To find out about the cost of the subsidy in your region, see the regional guide to using the Total Mobility scheme.  

Where can I find out about Total Mobility scheme in my region?

To find out about the Total Mobility scheme in your region, see the regional guide to using the Total Mobility scheme

Learn more

Total mobility around New Zealand – a regional guide to using the Total Mobility scheme New Zealand Transport Agency, NZ, 2020
The Total Mobility Scheme Ministry of Transport, NZ

Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team.