Mobility Parking and Total Mobility
The mobility parking permit scheme provides people with limited mobility with parking spaces that are usually wider than standard parks and closer to venues.
It also allows permit holders to park in some regular parking spaces for longer than the designated time (this varies from region to region).
We provide permits to over 100,000 New Zealanders.
For more information see the Mobility Parking website - www.mobilityparking.org.nz.
Total Mobility Scheme
Total Mobility is a scheme administered by Auckland Transport and Northland Regional Council for people with significant mobility impairments who are NZ Citizens or who have NZ Residency.
The Total Mobility Scheme provides a discount of (usually) 50% off the normal taxi fare (up to the value of $40), and you pay the difference of the fare to the taxi driver when you exit the taxi.
Applying for Total Mobility Scheme
Some of our CCS Disability Action staff are accredited to do assessments. Our assessments are done at our Royal Oak Auckland office and our Kamo Whangarei office respectively.
In Auckland, if the assessment is approved, we notify Auckland Transport who send out a Total Mobility ID card. Auckland Transport only issue taxi vouchers for current Total Mobility card holders who are travelling outside of Auckland (except for Wellington who accept the Auckland Total Mobility cards). Please contact Auckland Transport on 09 366 6400 for further information.
In Whangarei, if the assessment is approved, we notify Northland Regional Council who send out a Total Mobility ID card and Whangarei office issue taxi vouchers. You can contact the Whangarei office for more taxi vouchers when you need them. Please contact Northland Regional Council on 09 470 1112 for further information.
Taxi vouchers are only available if a Total Mobility holder is travelling outside of Auckland, as it is only Wellington that our card can be used, as it does not work with Christchurch and vouchers are used over the rest of the country.
The cost for the assessment includes a CCSDA membership fee which entitles the member to our quarterly newsletter and the use of our Accessible Holiday Home at Orewa (refer Holiday Homes). You can contact your local branch to discuss costs.
If you are interested in the finding out more the Total Mobility scheme, contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.