Mobility Allowance (MOB)
MOB is a social security payment paid to people with a disability, aged 16 or over, who cannot use public transport without substantial assistance and are required to travel to and from their home in order to undertake approved activities, which include work, study, training or job search.
MOB is paid directly to recipients through Services Australia. For more information on MOB, visit Services Australia.
Transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Mobility Allowance remains open to new entrants.
In the 2016-17 Budget, the Australian Government announced it would close Mobility Allowance to new applicants from 1 July 2020 in line with the full implementation of the NDIS.
There is currently no legislation before the Parliament to enact this change.
MOB recipients can test their eligibility for the NDIS to receive supports at any time. Begin the process of testing your eligibility for NDIS.
MOB recipients eligible for the NDIS, can access supports they need through their NDIS plan, rather than through MOB. Under the NDIS, participants have more choice and control over the types of transports covered. Recipients will continue to receive support through MOB until their NDIS plan is finalised.
Recipients cannot receive MOB once they have a plan with the NDIS. MOB will automatically cancel once a recipient has a package of support with the NDIS.
The following resource helps to explain the types of supports available for transport under the NDIS.