The South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS) was introduced in 1987 to provide subsidised taxi transport for people who have a severe and permanent disability that limits their mobility, in particular their ability to catch public transport. The aim of the scheme is to provide an accessible transport system to assist people with physical disabilities gain access to employment, education, community services and recreational activities.
Eligibility to the scheme is based on the applicant meeting one or more of the following mobility criteria:
- total and permanent dependence on a wheelchair
- severe permanent ambulatory problems resulting from paralysis or
- permanent use of large complex walking aids
- permanent inability to negotiate three bus steps 350 mm high
- permanent inability to sit in public transport without restraints
- unable to walk more than 100 metres without brief rests
If you think that you may be eligible for the SATTS then please see your doctor for assistance.