The Council cab service organises shared taxis at scheduled times for residents who find it difficult to get to their local shops.
You can use the Council cab if you are:
- over 60 years old, or
- mobility impaired, or
- a Pensioner Concession Card or Centrelink Seniors Card holder
If you are eligible to use this service, you may be accompanied by a carer or a child under your care.
To make sure there is room for everyone, shopping is limited to five regular plastic bags or three recycled bags, or the equivalent, per passenger.
Operation times and costs
The Council cab operates weekly in most Brisbane suburbs. In some areas, services are offered twice a week. The service picks you up from your home and takes you to your local shopping centre.
Each one-way trip costs between $1 and $3. This fare is paid to the driver as you board.
Book a Council cab
To book the Council cab service, phone 07 3403 2227 unless another phone number is listed beside your suburb.
Reserve your seat on a Council Cab up until 12 noon the day prior to using the service. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available on request.
Partially funded by Council cabs, Flexiride offers a pre-booked, door-to-door, escorted shopping centre service to eligible residents of Wynnum, Manly and Lota. Visit the TransitCare website for details or phone 07 3422 7900.