Transport Options for Seniors
At the Seniors Enquiry Line, we often receive calls from Seniors seeking information on how to travel or wanting to know the supports available to them. We are fortunate to have several transport options available to us.
Some councils in Queensland offer subsided taxis which provide transport to shopping centres or business districts. Trips often cost a couple of dollars each way. Contact your local council to find out if they provide this service.
Through a My Aged Care package, you may be eligible to receive transport support from a community transport provider. Funding for these services come out of your Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Support Programme however they often have an out of pocket cost as well. These services provide transport to the shops, medical appointments and social outings. Find community transport providers in your area here.
Seniors and pensioner concession card holders are eligible for discounted transport through Translink – bus, ferry, tram and train. Contact Translink on 13 12 30 for more information.
Schemes through the Queensland Government
- Pensioner Concession for vehicle registration through Department of Transport and Main Roads. More information can be found through the Department of Transport and Main Roads website or you can call them on 13 74 68.
- The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) provides financial assistance for patients who are referred to specialist medical services not available at their local public hospital or health facility. For more information, contact 13 Health on 13 43 25 84.
- Taxi Subsidy Scheme is available for Queensland residents with severe disabilities.
If you would like help to find appropriate transport in your area, please contact the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays).