Using your card

Your journey

Using your Multi Purpose Taxi Program card PDF, 250.7 KB

Information on this page and the above brochure can help with how to plan your journey and use your Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) card. It covers:

Booking a commercial passenger vehicle

Metropolitan Melbourne – For trips in the Melbourne metropolitan area, contact your local commercial passenger vehicle company or Booking Service Provider.

Members who contact a driver directly and do not go through a Booking Service Provider, or depot, are still able to use their MPTP card, if that driver can process the MPTP subsidy.

Regional Victoria – To book a commercial passenger vehicle in regional and rural areas, contact your local Booking Service Provider or depot.

Remember:

  • when booking, or taking a vehicle from the designated rank or street, please ask them if they can process the MPTP subsidy.
  • when booking a vehicle, remember to ask for a fare estimate upfront.
  • advise them that you have an MPTP card.

When the vehicle arrives

  • advise your driver upfront that you have an MPTP card.
  • give your MPTP card to the driver
  • advise the driver of your preferred route and if you would like to avoid toll roads
  • always ask the driver for a receipt
  • be sure to get your card back from the driver at the end of your trip. The driver should NOT keep it.

Please note:

  • you must be travelling in the vehicle when the MPTP card is used.
  • carers, family members or friends may travel in the vehicle with you.
  • your MPTP card should NOT be given to others to use, including carers, family members or friends
  • you must not use your MPTP card to send parcels or packages in a commercial passenger vehicle.

Fare estimator

The fare estimator allows you to get an estimate of what the fare may be.

Please note: The Fare Estimator will provide an estimate of the full price of the fare. If you are an MPTP card holder, you would deduct the subsidy from this amount.

Yearly limit exemptions

Some members are eligible for exemption from the $2,180 yearly limit. For more information see card restrictions.

MPTP emergency vouchers

If the machine in the vehicle doesn't work then the driver can use an emergency paper voucher so you can still receive the subsidy for the trip. Remember to get a receipt for your trip.

Damaged cards

If your card is damaged and does not work you will need to pay the full fare. Be sure to get an electronic receipt which you can send to us for a possible reimbursement.

Using your card interstate

If you’re traveling interstate you are still entitled to the same subsidy when using taxis. However, you will need an interstate paper voucher instead of your MPTP card.

Contact us to get the number of interstate vouchers you require. Try to contact us at least five working days before you travel interstate to ensure you receive your vouchers in time.

MPTP card holder responsibility

As a member of the MPTP, you must take responsibility for your MPTP card. You must get your card back from the driver at the end of every trip. Failure to do this is a breach of the terms and conditions of your membership.