Council Cabs | Brisbane City Council

Council Cabs

The Council Cabs service organises shared taxis at scheduled times for residents who find it difficult to get to their local shops.  

You can use Council Cabs 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.

All Council Cabs now honour the Queensland Government Companion Card, allowing free travel for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.

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

Revised schedule due to Good Friday and Easter Saturday public holidays

The Council Cabs service will not operate on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March due to the Good Friday and Easter Saturday public holidays. An alternative day of service (on Wednesday 28 March) is available for Council Cabs users affected by these public holidays. View the modified schedule. NOTE - Bookings are required for alternative services.

Normal services will resume on Tuesday 3 April, 2018.

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.

An Authorised Companion is free.

Find out if your suburb is serviced. You can contact Council on 07 3403 8888 or your local Councillor for more details.

Council Cab service

To book a Council cabs service, phone 07 3403 2227. Reserve your seat up until 12 noon the day prior to using the service or request that your booking be made permanent. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available on request.

05 March 2018