n reply to the Hon. K.J. MAHER (Leader of the Opposition) (20 March 2019).
The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (Minister for Human Services): The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government has advised:
The mobility allowance was a federal payment made to people with disability. The commonwealth Department of Human Services may have this information but as it was not part of eligibility requirements for transport support through the South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS) or public transport concessions, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) does not have this information.
In regard to SATSS, for active users aged under 65 years, and for all levels of disability, the average subsidy per annum is:
$1,451 for members who receive a 50 per cent subsidy on a $40 trip;
$3,190 for members who receive a 75 per cent subsidy on a $40 trip.
Depending upon their eligibility, people with disability may also receive the following:
a vision impairment travel pass or the mobility special pass, which are photo ID Metrocard that provide unlimited free travel; or
a concession travel Metrocard which provides fares at concession peak trip of $1.83 per trip and concession interpeak of 0.98c per trip; and/or
Adelaide Metro accepts the Plus One Companion Card and the DHS Companion Card. Both cards allow the holder's carer or companion to travel free on Adelaide Metro Services when accompanying the holder of the card.