The Taxi Users’ Subsidy Scheme (TUSS) provides Western Australians with taxi travel at a reduced rate for people who have a severe disability that will always prevent them from using a conventional public transport bus service.
To be eligible for a subsidy you must:
- have a severe disability that will always prevent you using a conventional public transport bus service; and
- be a permanent resident of Western Australia. Proof of residency is required, for example:
- a copy of a pension card,
- a driver’s licence or
- a residency visa. (If visa, also provide a copy of a recent utility bill)
- The disability is required to be continual and fall within the specified categories of:
- severe mobility disability;
- severe vision disability (legal blindness); and
- severe cognitive/intellectual disability.
How do I apply?
If, based on the criteria above you believe you may be eligible, please complete a Taxi Users’ Subsidy Scheme Application Form – available at the Social Work Department.
You will need to:
- Complete Part A of the application form and sign it.
- Obtain two passport-sized photographs (not more than 12 months old) and take these to your doctor.
- Ask your doctor to sign one of the photographs and complete Part B of the application form.
- Send the completed application form and the two passport-sized photographs to:
Department for Planning and Infrastructure
GPO Box C102
Perth WA 6839
You’ll need to allow four weeks for the processing of your application.
For further information please contact Passenger Services at the Department for Planning and Infrastructure.
What subsidy is provided?
Most members are entitled to a 50% subsidy, up to a maximum of $25 for each single trip. Members who use a wheelchair or scooter may be entitled to a 75% subsidy, up to a maximum of $25 for each single trip.