Revenue protection and fare compliance

The Network Revenue Protection Plan is an annual document that governs fare compliance on the public transport network. The Victorian Fare Compliance Survey is conducted in May and October every year. The survey helps inform the Network Revenue Protection Plan.

Network Revenue Protection Plan

The 2017 Network Revenue Protection Plan details initiatives to improve fare compliance. The Government's Fairer Fares reforms underpin the plan.

These reforms establish a single infringement system that is fairer on those trying to do the right thing, and tougher on those who deliberately and repeatedly don’t pay their way.

Download the 2017 Network Revenue Protection Plan (PDF) 763kB

Download the 2017 Network Revenue Protection Plan - accessible version (DOCX) 358kB

Fare compliance survey

The October 2017 fare compliance survey covered the three metropolitan modes of train, tram and bus as well as regional train services within the commuter belt.

Metropolitan network fare compliance was 95.3 per cent.

More than 97 per cent (97.3%) of metropolitan train users, 95 per cent (95.4%) of tram travellers, 91 per cent (91.2%) of metropolitan bus passengers and more than 96 per cent (96.2%) of V/Line train passengers travelled with a valid ticket.

For the 2016/17 financial year, the revenue lost through fare evasion is estimated at $36.0 million on the metropolitan network and $4.8 million on regional trains; a total impact of $40.8 million.

Download the Victorian Official Fare Compliance Survey October 2017 (DOCX) 731kB

The accessible version of this document will be available soon.