South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS)
The South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS) is a State Government subsidised taxi travel program. It is for people with permanent and severe disabilities who, because of their disabilities, cannot safely use public transport either independently or accompanied by a companion/carer.
The SATSS Scheme provides subsidised taxi travel to eligible members travelling within South Australia and interstate.
Who is eligible for Taxi Subsidies?
Permanent residents of South Australia who have severe and permanent disabilities which limit their capacity to use public transport, can apply for transport assistance.
Eligibility for transport assistance focuses on an applicant’s permanent disability and the way this affects their ability to travel. As such functional assessment, not diagnosis or type of condition, is the basis for eligibility.
SATSS provides members with 80 personalised vouchers for subsidised taxi travel every six months. The taxi subsidy applies to the first $40 of a taxi fare, the member must cover the full amount of any fare over the $40 maximum fare limit.
An Ambulant Member (those who are able to walk and who are not confined to a wheelchair) receives 50% subsidy (maximum subsidy of $20 per voucher) and pays 50% of the fare themselves; or
Members confined to a wheelchair receive 75% subsidy (maximum subsidy of $30 per voucher) and pay 25% of the fare themselves.
For more information contact:
South Australia Transport Subsidy Scheme
SATSS Data Processing Services
Phone: 1300 360 840