Wearing a face mask on public transport

Face masks are mandatory on public transport

Wearing a face mask while travelling on public transport helps to keep you and others safe.

When travelling on public transport you must wear a fitted face mask covering your nose and mouth and ensure you wear it for your entire journey. This applies to anyone eight years old and over.

Wearing a face mask is also highly recommended at stations, platforms and stops where a safe distance (1.5m) from others cannot be maintained.

As more people return to public transport, physical distancing will not always be possible and it’s important that everyone wears a face mask.

There are exemptions for children under eight years, individuals with breathing difficulties, and those who have physical conditions that make it difficult to wear a face mask.

Public Transport Authorised Officers will be supporting passengers and ensuring everyone who can is wearing a mask when on public transport.

You can find out more about when and where you need to wear a face mask on the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Masks are available at some train stations

If you have forgotten your face mask, upon request you may get a face mask from many staffed train stations, PTV hubs and from some Public Transport Authorised Officers across the metropolitan and regional train network. Use our table to search for stations where masks are available.

Balaclava Station Frankston Station
Bentleigh Station Mentone Station
Brighton Beach Station Moorabbin Station
Carrum Station Mordialloc Station
Caulfield Station Sandringham Station
Clayton Station South Yarra Station
Elsternwick Station Richmond Station

Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines

Ashburton Station Glen Waverley Station
Bayswater Station Glenferrie Station
Belgrave Station Lilydale Station
Blackburn Station Mitcham Station
Boronia Station Mooroolbark Station
Box Hill Station Mount Waverley Station
Burnley Station Nunawading Station
Camberwell Station Richmond Station
Croydon Station Ringwood Station
Darling Station Surrey Hills Station
East Malvern Station Upper Ferntree Gully Station
Ferntree Gully Station  

Mernda and Hurstbridge lines

Bell Station Macleod Station
Clifton Hill Station Mernda Station
Eltham Station Preston Station
Epping Station Reservoir Station
Greensborough Station South Morang Station
Heidelberg Station Thomastown Station
Ivanhoe Station Watsonia Station
Footscray Station Parliament Station
Flagstaff Station Richmond Station
Flinders Street Station South Yarra Station
Melbourne Central Station Southern Cross Station
North Melbourne Station  
Broadmeadows Station Gowrie Station
Coburg Station North Melbourne Station
Craigieburn Station Sunbury Station
Essendon Station St Albans Station
Footscray Station Upfield Station
Glenroy Station Watergardens Station

Eastern region - Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

Bairnsdale Station Sale Station
Drouin Station Traralgon Station
Moe Station Warragul Station
Morwell Station  

North eastern region - Albury, Seymour and Shepparton lines

Benalla Station Shepparton Station
Broadford Station Wallan Station
Kilmore East Station Wangaratta Station
Seymour Station Wodonga Station

Northern region - Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill lines

Bendigo Station Kyneton Station
Castlemaine Station Mildura Station
Clarkefield Station Swan Hill Station
Echuca Station Riddells Creek Station
Gisborne Station Woodend Station
Kangaroo Flat Station  

South western region - Geelong and Warrnambool lines

Camperdown Station South Geelong Station
Colac Station Tarneit Station
Geelong Station Warrnambool Station
Lara Station Waurn Ponds Station
Marshall ;Station Winchelsea Station
North Geelong Station Wyndham Vale Station

Western region - Aarat and Ballarat lines

Ararat Station Cobblebank Station
Bacchus Marsh Station Deer Park Station
Ballan Station Maryborough Station
Ballarat Station Melton Station
Caroline Springs Station Wendouree Station
Berwick Station Pakenham Station
Caulfield Station Oakleigh Station
Clayton Station Richmond Station
Cranbourne Station South Yarra Station
Dandenong Station Springvale Station
Narre Warren Station Westall Station

Werribee and Williamstown lines

Footscray Station Werribee Station
Laverton Station Williams Landing Station
Newport Station Williamstown Station
North Melbourne Station  

Staying safe on public transport

All passengers are being asked to do their part to stay safe on public transport. That means:

  • maintaining physical distance from others where possible
  • practising good hygiene such as washing hands often
  • coughing and sneezing into your elbow or tissue
  • staying at home if you are unwell

For the most up-to-date health advice visit the Coronavirus Victoria website.