The Total Mobility scheme provides subsidised door-to-door transport services for people who have a permanent disability and cannot use public transport. It is run by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
To find out if you're eligible, contact Metlink
City mobility fleet
You can get around Wellington with ease using a free beach wheelchair or City Mobility Scooter to explore the central city and waterfront.
We’ve got a beach wheelchair available for use and you can borrow it for a full day from Freyberg pool, 139 Oriental Parade. It's free of charge, and you can use it to travel on the sand and in the water at Oriental Bay.
You’ll need to show ID, and it’s best to book ahead of time. Phone 04 801 4530 for more information or to book.
Free mobility scooter hire
City Mobility is a Wellington City Council and TSB Bank project providing free mobility scooters to help people get around and enjoy Wellington city.
The scooters are safe and easy to use. Trained staff will show you how. The scooters are available to anyone aged 18 years or over who has limited mobility, from wheelchair users to the elderly. You're even eligible with a broken leg.
Scooter hire is free. No payment is required, you just need to show some form of ID. You can book a scooter for up to 4 hours. Advance bookings are recommended.
- Freyberg Pool
139 Oriental Parade
Phone: 04 801 4530
- Wellington Cable Car
292 Lambton Quay
Phone: 04 472 2199
- Kia Ora Newtown
6 Constable Street, Newtown
Phone: 04 499 4444
- Aro Valley Community Centre
48 Aro Street, Aro Valley
Phone: 04 384 8499
Scooters from the venues below are available only for use within the premises.
- Te Papa
Phone: 04 381 7000
- Wellington Botanic Garden
Phone: 04 473 5747
Waiapu Road, Karori
Phone: 04 920 9200
Find out how to get a permit, and where to find mobility parking spaces.