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Multi Purpose Taxi Program

  • The MPTP subsidy is increasing. Find more details here
  • Fees for MPTP member cards are paused until further notice. Learn more

The Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) assists with the travel needs of people with accessibility and mobility needs by offering subsidised commercial passenger vehicle fares to members.

Multi Purpose Taxi Program Expansion Project

In the future we aim to introduce more transport options for MPTP passengers, so that soon you can choose to take a taxi or hire car, including rideshare service.

As part of a new MPTP Expansion Project, we’re currently partnering with both taxi and hire car (including rideshare) Booking Service Providers to trial technology that may enable them to carry MPTP passengers, subject to strict controls.

We’re working with industry to ensure their technology is compatible with ours, that they can offer you a safe service and that your entitlements don’t change (you receive the full subsidy and don’t have to pay a lifting fee).

We’ll notify our MPTP members of the results of the trial, and any new transport options available to them at the conclusion and evaluation of all trials.

Trial with Uber underway in Geelong

As part of our MPTP Expansion Program, up to 100 Greater Geelong-based MPTP members can trial taking subsidised travel with Uber between Wednesday 25 March 2020 and Sunday 31 May 2020 (inclusive). Read more.

Oiii vehicles are now providing services to MPTP passengers

Following the successful completion of their trial as part of the MPTP Expansion Project, Oiii vehicles are now providing services to MPTP passengers.

MPTP members travelling in Oiii vehicles have their member cards processed differently than in other commercial passenger vehicles. Oiii vehicles operate in Melbourne and use a tablet device that acts as a card reader, GPS and trip meter. The tablet displays a driver’s identification, records MPTP member details, calculates MPTP member subsidies and processes payments, when providing commercial passenger vehicle services to MPTP members.

While Oiii’s tablet device captures MPTP member information differently to other commercial passenger vehicles, it does not alter MPTP member entitlements. MPTP members will only come across this new technology if booking an Oiii vehicle via their app, hailing one on the street, or hiring one at a taxi rank. All other commercial passenger vehicles continue to use an EFTPOS machine to check MPTP member eligibility and calculate fare subsidies.

For information about Oiii’s services visit the Oiii website.

If you have any queries about your MPTP card or membership please contact us.

MPTP subsidy

From 4 August 2020, the MPTP subsidy will increase from 50 per cent to 70 per cent. The subsidy will also apply to the full cost of any MPTP trip members take, including tolls and other charges. This increase will end on 16 December 2020.

Please note that the $60 per trip limit and members' individual (yearly) member cap remain unchanged.

MPTP members don’t have to do anything differently when booking a trip to get these benefits. They will be applied automatically.

When the temporary increase ends, the subsidy members receive will return to 50 per cent – but this will apply to the total cost of each trip, including tolls and charges. That means members will still pay less than they did before 4 August.

The current lifting fees are:

  • $42.40* for wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs)
  • $10.60 for conventional vehicles outside of the metropolitan zone

*Under the CPV industry support package announced 24 July 2020, the lifting fee for trips in WAVs has been increased from $21.20 to $42.40 for the period 4 August – 16 December 2020.

For more information on lifting fees see here.

Additional information

For more information on other MPTP changes effective from 4 August 2018, please click here.

For more information on the application process see How to apply.

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