Reform for Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in NSW

05 August 2016 | NSW Taxi Council

The NSW Taxi Council welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to increase incentives for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) drivers and eligible passengers from 1 July 2016.

Transport for NSW: Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme brochure

Statement, 30 May 2016: Improvements to Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Are A Win for Customers

Effective 1 July 2016, an expanded interest-free loans scheme is now open for NSW Taxi Industry applications. The loan can fund the full cost of putting a new WAT on the road, or retrofitting an existing one with loans of up to $100,000 available, from a pool of $5 million each year for the next four years – a total of $20 million. 

Transport for NSW has also:

  • Raised the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) cap from $30 to $60
  • Reduced the WAT licence fees in metro areas to zero, in line with the rest of NSW
  • Increased the WAT driver incentive payment from $7.70 (ex GST) to $15 (ex GST).

Transport for NSW: Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme

For more information on the point to point reforms, view the Transport for NSW point to point transport page.

WATs driver Antonio Estevez at Festival of all Abilities, Sydney Olympic Park

WAT drivers should visit the DRIVERS > WATS page for more information.

To register your details to receive more information about WAT loans, email: or call the new Transport for NSW Point to Point Information contact centre on 1300 767 923.

To book a WAT, visit the ZERO200 website here.