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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme QLD

The Wheelchair Accessible Grant provides funding to Queensland taxi licence holders or lessee's to acquire a new wheelchair accessible taxi.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

50% of the cost up to a maximum of $45,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland holders or lessee's of a taxi service licence.


Grants are available to holders or lessees of a taxi services licences to assist with the following costs:

  • purchase of a new wheelchair accessible taxi
  • purchase and installation of eligible modifications, including the reconfiguration of seating for that vehicle.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be:

  • the holder or lessee of a taxi service licence
  • registered for goods and services tax (GST).

Additionally, you must be applying to replace a vehicle which meets the requirements under one of the following classes with a new wheelchair accessible taxi:

  • Class 1 - a wheelchair accessible taxi which is at least 8 years of age
  • Class 2 – a wheelchair accessible taxi which
    • is at least 6 years old
    • has an odometer that shows the taxi has been driven at least 800,000 km
    • a qualified mechanic, panel beater or other relevant tradesperson has advised the taxi requires repairs that would cost an estimated $10,000 (excluding GST) or more to continue its road worthiness
  • Class 3 - a wheelchair accessible taxi of any age, which has been written-off by an accredited insurance adviser
  • Class 4 – a conventional taxi vehicle where the corresponding taxi service licence has, or will be, amended to include a wheelchair accessible taxi condition that allows the new wheelchair accessible taxi to be operated in an identified eligible area.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme.

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