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PTV Approved School Student ID making concessions simpler to access

12 Dec 2018

Next year Victorian school students will be able to use their PTV approved school ID to access concession travel on public transport, saving time and money.

If you are an eligible student you will no longer need to pay for and carry the PTV School Student ID as of January 2019.

This will eliminate the cost of passport photos for the PTV School Student ID, saving students and their families up to $30 a year per child.

Students will no longer need to complete paperwork and have it processed at a staffed train station, meaning students can access concession benefits as soon as they have their school ID at the beginning of Term 1.

The new ID will only be available at schools that have had their ID cards approved by PTV to ensure they meet our fraud prevention requirements.

The existing PTV School Student ID will still be valid for students whose schools choose not to participate.

Children in regional Victoria will also benefit from the introduction of more affordable Regional Student Passes from Term 1, 2019, which discounts the yearly cost of concession travel by 50 per cent.