WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair

Find a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) guide

Our search tool makes it easy to find a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle that suits you.

You can change filters to suit your budget, needs, and preferences. Or use a combination of these to narrow down your search.

You'll see search results grouped by the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle make and model, and the lowest-priced options first.

Next, you’ll see the different options available, and specific information about each Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

You can also save your favourites so you can find them quickly next time you visit. Just select the heart next to them. They’ll stay in your favourites for as long as they’re still available on the Scheme.

If you want to compare the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles you're interested in, just select ‘Compare’. You'll be able to compare three at a time if you're using a desktop computer or two if you're on a mobile.

Watch our video to learn how to use our search tool and find the right Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for you

Once you’ve found a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle you like

Speak to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier to check if your choice suits you. They’ll arrange to bring a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle to your home for a demonstration, so you can test drive it. When you’re ready, they’ll order for you.

If anyone else is ever going to drive your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, they should test drive it too.

We know choosing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle is a big decision, so take your time, try everything and ask questions. It’s all about finding the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle that works best for you.

Here are a few things to think about.

Things to check inside the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

  • Make sure you can get in and out easily
  • Check there’s enough space to move your wheelchair into position
  • Make sure there’s enough space for your mobility equipment

  • Check there are enough seats for the people you usually travel with
  • Check you’re comfortable with the air conditioning and the heater, especially in a larger Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle


Things to check on the road

  • Make sure you or your carer are comfortable using the lift or ramp
  • Check you’re happy with how you drive the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Whether you prefer manual or automatic

  • Think about whether there are lots of speed bumps on your usual routes
  • Check whether there are height restrictions on the roads you normally drive on
  • When you park, check if there’s enough room for the ramp to extend and for you to get out
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Need help finding the right Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle?

When you’re ready, use our tool to narrow down your choices, so you can find the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle that’s right for you and your needs.

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