Public transport is an important mobility service for many people with disabilities or over 65. The Transport Agency administers and supports a range of policies to ensure people with disabilities or over 65 can utilise their local public transport services and/or complimentary mobility services.
More information about the services in particular regions
Funded in partnership by local and central government, the Total Mobility Scheme assists eligible people, with long term impairments to access appropriate transport to meet their daily needs and enhance their community participation. This assistance is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services wherever scheme transport providers operate. The Total Mobility Scheme is intended to compliment the provision of public transport services, which are expected to be as accessible as possible to meet different mobility needs.
Find more information on the services available in regions in the Total mobility around New Zealand users guide
The SuperGold card(external link) provides free off-peak travel on bus, rail and ferry services to people aged 65 years or older. This is a partnership with local government, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Social Development and Treasury to deliver the scheme.
Read a brief introduction to the SuperGold scheme [PDF, 43 KB]
For all past general circulars on the SuperGold card, see general circulars.