Information on Total Mobility Scheme and the agencies that provide assessments in the Otago region. There are agencies in Alexandra, Balclutha, Dunedin, Oamaru and Wanaka

What is the Total Mobility scheme?

Funded in partnership by local and central government, the total mobility scheme assists eligible people, with long term impairments to access appropriate transport to meet their daily needs and enhance their community participation.

It provides:

  • electronic cards to eligible scheme members that subsidise the normal transport fare by 50% up to a maximum fare (set by the relevant regional council)
  • funding to scheme providers to help purchase and install wheelchair hoists
  • 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 scheme?

The Otago Regional Councils administers the scheme in Otago 

https://www.orc.govt.nz/public-transport/total-mobility (external link)

How does the Total Mobility scheme work?

  • Scheme users are issued with an electronic card.
  • You can obtain an electronic card from the Otago Regional Council.
  • Total mobility subsidies can be claimed anywhere in New Zealand where the scheme operates.
  • The subsidy per trip is 50% of the fare, up to a maximum subsidy of $25.00.
  • If the total fare is more than the maximum subsidy you must meet the additional cost. 

For general information about the scheme, visit: www.transport.govt.nz/ourwork/Land/the-Total-Mobility-Scheme/ (external link)

Here are the agencies that provide the assessment and access to Total Mobility scheme

 

ALEXANDRA

Alexandra Senior Citizens Club

PO Box 158, Community Centre, Skirt Street, Alexandra

Phone: (03) 448 7007

Email: ascitz@xtra.co.nz

 

DUNEDIN

Age Concern

9 The Octagon, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 477 1040, ext. 706

Email: Reception@ageconcernotago.co.nz

 

CCS Disability Action Otago Inc

514 Great King Street, Dunedin North

Phone: (03) 477 4117

Email: otago@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

 

Epilepsy NZ

283-301 Moray Place, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 471 6207 or 027 6877 497

Email: otago@epilepsy.org.nz

 

Idea Services Otago

42 King Edward Street, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 466 3850

Email: otago@idea.org.nz

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society

8 Baker Street, South Dunedin

Phone: (03) 455 5894

Email: rose.lyall@msotago.org.nz

 

PACT Group

80 Filleul Street, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 470 2208

Email: dion.macleod@pactgroup.co.nz

 

Parkinsonism Society of NZ

PO Box 9060, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 262 7040 or 027 629 7892

Email: paularyan@xtra.co.nz

 

Presbyterian Support Otago

407 Moray Place, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 477 7115

Email: joycem@psotago.org.nz

 

Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind

Cnr Hillside Road and Law Street, South Dunedin

Phone: (03) 466 4230

Email: dunedinadmin@blindfoundation.org.nz

 

The Dunedin RSA Trust

63 Bay View Road, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 466 4888

Email: welfare@dn-rsa.org.nz

 

Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa NZ (VICTA)

PO Box 5862, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058

Phone: 0800 206 620

Email: enquiries@visualimpairment.org.nz

 

OAMARU

CCS Disability Action - Waitaki

316 Thames Highway, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 437 9005

Email: info.waitaki@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

 

Diabetes NZ North Otago Ltd

Community House, 100 Thames Street, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 437 2348

Email: diabetesnorthotago@xtra.co.nz

 

Idea Services North Otago Branch

18 Severn Street, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 433 1016

Email: North.otago@idea.org.nz

 

WANAKA

Community Networks Wanaka

73 Brownston Street, Wanaka

Phone: (03) 443 7799

Email: info@communitynetworks.co.nz