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You know we sometimes complain about Councils but I was so impressed with this Council Cabs info I found whilst doing the entering of the Green and Other Free and $5 Events today. I thought the Events were Fabulous well this info is something else. I know most of our member do not need these services but we never know when we will.

as found on the BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL site

Council Cabs

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.
Revised schedule due to Good Friday and Easter Saturday public holidays 
The Council Cabs service will not operate on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April due to the Good Friday and Easter Saturday public holidays. An alternative day of service (on Wednesday 12 April) is available for Council Cabs users affected by these public holidays. View the modified schedule. NOTE - Bookings are still required for alternative services.

Normal services will resume on Tuesday 18 April 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.

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Good info, Dianne - thank you for posting. No idea if Moreton Regional Council offer such a service but then I haven't looked. Ditto with the BCC courses on garden-related topics.

Great service.

In Moreton we have CATS - Community Assisted Transport Service. Each shire usually has some kind of service along this line.

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