Public transport in Tasmania has been 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 recognises 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.
Passengers who use mobility aids (wheelchairs, scooters, or motorized vehicles) should consider the size of the area allocated on accessible buses when planning a journey with Merseylink. To check that your mobility aid will fit inside our accessible buses, please contact our office before you plan to travel.
Occupied mobility aids can be used on all Merseylink 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 within the designated area facing towards the rear of the bus with safety features applied.
Passengers are permitted to carry unoccupied wheelchairs, prams, strollers, and scooters on any of Merseylink’s bus services. However, it is a requirement they remain in the luggage racks during your journey. Mobility impaired passengers have priority over prams, strollers, and scooters. In this situation, prams, strollers, and scooters must remain in the luggage racks during your journey.
ML Mobility Aids Driver Guidelines 2021-07-31
Guide dogs, hearing guide dogs or guide dogs in training can travel for free on all Merseylink bus services.