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Free travel for Veterans on Remembrance Day
07 Nov 2019
We're encouraging all Victorians to pay their respects at the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services this Remembrance Day on Monday 11 November 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, 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.
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 “V’’ Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.
Members of the Australian Defence Force can either wear their uniform or show their ADF Badge to access free transport. Cadets, School students, Scouts, Guides, and band members need to be in uniform.
Public transport services will run to a normal weekday timetable.
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).
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.