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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Subsidy Scheme

Please be advised:

We are currently reviewing and improving the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) Subsidy Scheme policy and guidelines. Due to this review, we are temporarily no longer accepting new applications.

Once this process has been completed, a new application form and policy guidelines document will be available on the website.

Please revisit this page in the coming weeks for further information about reinstating applications for the WAV Subsidy Scheme.

The WAV Subsidy Scheme (formerly known as the Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Subsidy Scheme) applies to the purchase of WAVs in non-metropolitan Melbourne areas.

The subsidy scheme aims to:

  • maintain and improve the availability of WAVs for people with a disability, who live in country towns and regional cities
  • make operating WAVs more cost effective for the providers of these important commercial passenger vehicle services.