Council Cabs

Council CabsThe 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.
Revised schedule due to Australia Day public holiday
The Council Cabs service will not operate on Thursday 26 January 2017 due to the Australia Day public holiday. An alternative day of service is available for Council Cabs users affected by the public holiday. View this modified schedule.

Normal services will resume on Friday 27 January 2017.

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

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.


20 January 2017