The Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme provides assistance of up to $45,000, with a 50 per cent co-contribution from applicants to offset the cost of purchasing and modifying a new wheelchair accessible taxi.
Yes, both taxi service licence holders and lessees may be eligible under this scheme. However, only one allocation of funding to replace the vehicle will be approved per licence.
Yes, however only one grant is available per taxi service licence. QRIDA is unable to approve multiple applications made under a single eligible taxi licence. If an owner or operator has multiple WAT’s they can make applications for each vehicle if they meet the criteria.
Assistance amounts provided under the scheme will be calculated on the invoice amount excluding GST.
(You may be eligible to claim this GST component as part of your normal Business Activity Statement (BAS) submissions).
Grant funding is available to purchase of a new vehicle and purchase and install wheelchair accessibility devices for that vehicle. View guidelines for more information.
No. To be eligible for assistance, all wheelchair-accessibility devices must be purchased new. Any reused equipment will not be eligible.
QRIDA administers the Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
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