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Transport, Travel and Parking


Total Mobility Discounted Taxi Fares

The scheme provides 50% discounted taxi fares to eligible people up to a maximum subsidy of $35 per trip in the greater Christchurch area.  For more information click here

Taxi Companies Christchurch (which are also Approved Total Mobility Operators)

Blue Star Taxis P:03 379 9799    Driving Miss Daisy P: 0800 948 432   First Direct P: 03 377 5555   Gold Band P: 03 379 5795 Total Care Mobility P:03 3511 599/0800 00 31 31 or 0274135242


Community Transport 2017

Click here for information about Community Transport option.


The Mobility Parking Permit

CCS Disability Action (Upper South Region) 224 Lichfield Street, Christchurch administer this scheme.

Visitors from overseas may wish to check with councils in the New Zealand regions they are intending to visit to ensure their overseas permit is recognised there. Alternatively a visitor's mobility parking permit can be obtained for the duration of the visit.

For more information or to apply for a permit on line click here or call free for an application: 0800 2272255



Driving and Vehicle Assessment Service - Alan Bean Centre, Burwood Hospital

The primary function of this service is to maintain clients safety and independence with private transport by assessing fitness to drive, recommending driver training and/or assisting with appropriate vehicle modifictions. The service is available to anyone who has a physical and/or cognative impairment. A discussion with a G.P. or Case Manager would be a good starting point if considering a referral to D.A.V.A.S.

For more information click here or 'phone 03 383 6845



Confident Driving for Mature Drivers

These courses are free and run by Age Concern Canterbury.The course aims to ensure that mature drivers (55+) maintain their confidence driving by highlighting changing traffic situations, identifying hazards, the impact of the ageing process and the importance of planning trips. It's a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of recent changes to road safety legislation and to ask questions about everyday driving situations. Age Concern Canterbury also run courses in Mobility Scooter Safety and Life without a Car. 

For more information click here or 'phone 03 366 0903


Vehicle Modification

Modifications that can be made to private vehicles include:

Vehicle modifications must be carried out appropriately and a health professional experienced in driving training and an approved certifier will ensure that the vehicle is safe and the alterations meet the needs of the user.For more information click here

Lottery funding may be available for the purchase of vehicles, vehicle modifications, scooters and other mobility equipment that will provide outdoor mobility. Click here for more information on Lottery Grants for disabled people.

Vehicle Purchase, Assessment and Modifications funded by the Ministry of Health Click here for more information

 Parking Signage

Information about providing car parking spaces that are suitable for use by people with mobility aids and associated signage can be found on the following web sites. Click on the heading to connect to the relevant web site.

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