Disability Access

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Disability Access 2017-03-21T17:25:29+00:00

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Disability Access SymbolPublic transport in Tasmania has being made more accessible for people with disabilities and to comply with the provisions of the Commonwealth Government’s Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2002). Merseylink recognise that people with a disability form a significant part of our community. We are committed to ensuring that the services we provide are accessible to, and include people with disabilities, and that the community has equal access to our services.

Mobility Aids

Passengers who use mobility aids (wheelchairs, scooters or motorised vehicles) should consider the size of the area allocated on accessible busses when planning a journey with Merseylink. To check that your mobility aid will fit on our accessible busses please contact our office before you travel.

Occupied mobility aids may only be carried upon Merseylinks DDA compliant(wheelchair sticker) low floor bus services;

Mobility aid weight must not exceed 300kg (passenger weight included) and must comply with dimension, stability and maneuverability standards;

Occupied mobility aids such as wheelchairs, prams and strollers must be stationed in the designated area facing towards the rear of the bus with safety features applied;

Passengers are permitted to carry unoccupied wheelchairs, bikes, prams, strollers and scooters on any of Merseylink’s bus services provided they can be stowed away in the luggage racks.

Mobility impaired passengers have priority over bikes, prams, strollers and scooters. In this situation bikes, prams, strollers and scooters must then be stowed in the luggage racks.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs, hearing guide dogs or guide dogs in training can travel for free on all Merseylink bus services.

CRS Australia Award

Merseylink’s commitment to providing training and employment opportunities for people with a disability was recognised in 2011 when we were a voted Victoria and Tasmania’s 2011 employer of the year.