Research and statistics
Fare evasion surveys are conducted by PTV in May and October each year to measure the rate of fare evasion on the public transport network.
Victorian Official Fare Compliance Series: May 2017
The May 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 94.8 per cent.
More than 97 per cent (97.6%) of metropolitan train users, 95 per cent (95.1%) of tram travellers, 89 per cent (89.2%) of metropolitan bus passengers and more than 94 per cent (94.2%) of V/Line passengers travelled with a valid ticket.
For the 2016/17 financial year, the revenue lost through fare evasion is estimated at $31.6 million on the metropolitan network and $4.9 million on regional trains; a total impact of $36.5 million.