Total Mobility

DRC Southland is a registered assessor agency for the Total Mobility subsidised taxi scheme.

The scheme is for people with disabilities, and each trip ticket entitles the user to a maximum subsidy of $25 per one way trip. Our assessor will help work out how many tickets per week or month you are eligible for if you qualify for the scheme.

Who is eligible for Total Mobility Subsidised Taxis? The scheme is available to people who because of physical, sensory, intellectual, neurological or psychological disability are unable to: • proceed to the nearest bus stop • board, ride securely and alight • proceed from the destination stop to the trip end without assistance

How do I apply? Call us at DRC Southland ph 214 5000 to make an assessment appointment time. If required, we can visit you at home if you live in the Invercargill city area. 

Hospital Courtesy Van

We operate this service 5 days a week - Monday to Friday and arrives at Southland Hospital 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm.  We start picking up clients about 30-40 minutes before the hour.

The pick-up area is Invercargill city only and excludes Otatara and outlying areas.

Final departure from the hospital is 4pm.

It is preferred that the van is booked at least one day before your appointment.

Any child under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. We do have a booster seat available but if a passenger is not able to bring their own child safety seat for a younger child we will not be able to transport them.

The van does not have a wheelchair hoist but if you are able to transfer yourself into the van we can take you and your wheelchair to the hospital.

Donations of $5 per trip will be warmly appreciated, to help with the running costs of the van.

For more information or to book transport please give us a call 214 5000.