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Free travel for Veterans on Vietnam Veterans Day

16 Aug 2019

We're encouraging all Victorians to pay their respects at the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services on Vietnam Veterans Day on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Veterans and War Widows are encouraged to wear their medals, and members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to wear their uniform or show their ADF badge to receive free travel on public transport on the day.

School students, Scouts, Guides, ADF Cadets and band members in uniform attending commemoration services are also eligible for free travel on the day.

Free travel is also extended on the regional public transport network for those passengers travelling on V/Line train and coach services and regional town buses.

Reservations are compulsory on long distance V/Line train and coach services and passengers should call 1800 800 007 before the day of travel to secure a seat.

Public transport is the best way to get to the Shrine to commemorate our diggers.

Veterans and War Widows simply need to travel with one of the below forms of identification:

  • Wear their uniform,
  • Wear their service medals,
  • Wear an ex-service association or returned from active service or war widows badge,
  • Present their DVA Gold or White card, or
  • Present their Category ā€œVā€™ā€™ Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.

Members of the Australian Defence Force and ADF Cadents can either wear their uniform or show their ADF Badge to access free transport. School students, Scouts, Guides, and band members need to be in uniform

Public transport services will run to a normal Sunday timetable on Sunday 18 August.

The Shrine of Remembrance can be reached by a 10 minute walk from Flinders Street Station or by any St Kilda Road south bound tram except Route 1. Passengers should disembark at tram Stop 19 (Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Road) or Stop 20 (Domain Interchange).

To plan a journey, use Journey planner, download our free PTV app or call us on 1800 800 007.

Free travel is also extended to eligible veterans with the War Veterans Travel Pass throughout the year. Visit the Free Travel Passes page for more information.