There will be no Council Cabs services on Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018, Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018 or New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1 January 2019.
Tuesday Council Cabs services that fall on Christmas Day will be replaced with services on Friday 28 December 2018 and on New Year’s Day will be replaced with services on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Wednesday Council Cabs services that fall on Boxing Day will be replaced with services on Friday 28 December 2018.
Council Cabs services will operate normally on Saturday 26 January 2019
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
Council Cabs 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.
Council Cabs service
To book a Council Cabs service, phone 07 3403 2227. Reserve your seat up until 12 noon the day before using the service or request that your booking be made permanent. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available on request.