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Multi Purpose Taxi Program

All unbooked (taxi) service providers must offer services for members of the Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP).

The MPTP assists with the travel needs of people with accessibility and mobility needs by offering subsidised commercial passenger vehicle fares to members.

Commercial passenger vehicle drivers must ensure the correct fares, tariffs and charges are applied to all MPTP transactions under their driver accreditation conditions.

Driver accreditation conditions outline the different conditions that apply to different types of driver (for example, a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle driver).

MPTP subsidy

Until 4 August 2020, the level of subsidy was set at 50 per cent.

Effective from 4 August 2020 to 16 December 2020, CPVV will subsidise 70 per cent of the total cost of the trip – this includes any extras. This is part of the Government’s CPV industry assistance package.

From 17 December 2020, CPVV will return to subsidising 50 per cent of the total cost of the trip - this will continue to include any extras.

The most CPVV will subsidise for any trip is $60.

If the MPTP member has an annual limit, that will not change.

When subsidy levels change, all vehicle terminals will automatically apply the new rules. Drivers do not have to do anything.

Plans for MPTP expansion

We are working to expand the MPTP to all regulated commercial passenger vehicle service providers, so they can offer services to MPTP members. This includes unbooked (taxis) and booked (hire cars, including rideshare) commercial passenger vehicles.

As part of this process, we are reviewing the MPTP subsidy rules to ensure they can accommodate the expansion of the program fairly for all passengers and booking service providers.