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Total Mobility around New Zealand: a regional guide

An overview to using the Total Mobility scheme and contact information for regions operating the scheme in New Zealand.

Nelson City and Tasman


The Total Mobility scheme is available across Nelson and Tasman including Nelson city, Richmond, Brightwater, Wakefield, Māpua and Motueka.

There is not currently an approved transport operator in Golden Bay.

Transport operators

The following transport operators provide total mobility services and some provide wheelchair hoist services as indicated.

Please remember that you may need to pre-book a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Nelson City and Richmond (including northeast of city and southwest of Richmond and Māpua)

Approved transport operator Contact details Wheelchair accessibility
Driving Miss Daisy - Nelson East
(bookings required)
03 547 6915 Hoist available
Driving Miss Daisy - Nelson West
(bookings required)
03 541 0020
or 021 504 856
Hoist available
Freedom Companion Driving Service 03 539 4856
or 021 355 843
Nelson City Taxis 03 548 8225
or 0800 10 88 55
Hoist available
Safe Cabs 021 222 8052  
Sun City Taxis 03 548 2666  


Approved transport operator Contact details Wheelchair accessibility
Motueka regional ambulance 03 528 7645 Hoist service only


Level of subsidy per trip


Minimum contribution by Nelson City Council 

The maximum contribution per trip is $15.

Note: Nelson City Council will pay half the fare up to a maximum of $30. Any additional fare must be paid in full by the user.



Nelson City Council
PO Box 645
03 546 0200