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Multi Purpose Taxi Program

Over the coming months, the Victorian Government will be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to finalise arrangements for how eligible Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) members will receive transport support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

During this time, there will be no change to the way MPTP members access their subsidy.  In addition, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) operators and drivers will continue to be paid the lifting fee.

Once the Victorian Government finalises these arrangements with the NDIA, affected MPTP members will be notified prior to any changes taking effect.

The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. For more information see the NDIS webpage

The MPTP assists with the travel needs of people with severe and permanent disabilities by offering subsidised taxi fares to members. 

MPTP subsidy

MPTP gives members subsidised taxi fares, paying up to $60 per trip. Some members have a yearly limit.

Please note: Road tolls, airport fees and Silver Service fees are not part of the metered fare and they must be paid in full by the passenger. They are not included as part of the MPTP subsidy.

MPTP members with a wheelchair or scooter are never required to pay the lifting fee. The lifting fee is covered under your MPTP membership.

The taxi meter must not be turned on while a wheelchair or scooter is being loaded or unloaded. If a driver asks you to pay a lifting fee, take their details and report this to us.

When a passenger does not have a MPTP (Wheelchair/Scooter) Taxi Card (M31 card) the lifting fee is not paid. On these occasions drivers are permitted to turn the meter on while loading/unloading passengers. This includes when carrying WAT passengers from interstate.

You can learn more information on the application process here:

If you are already an MPTP member, there is information about:

More detailed information on how to use your MPTP card is available here: