Free public transport for Christmas Day and New Years Eve
Added: 9 December 2016
Public transport will be free across Victoria on Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve.
This year, public transport throughout Victoria will be free from 3am on Christmas Day until 3am on Boxing Day, allowing everyone to leave the car at home and enjoy Christmas celebrations with family and friends.
All night public transport and free Zone 1 + 2 travel from 6pm New Year’s Eve until 6am on New Year’s Day will mean that revellers will not have to cut their celebrations short, as metropolitan public transport will run all night.
On New Year’s Eve, travel on V/Line will be free for passengers who touch on between 6pm, Saturday, 31 December 2016 and 6am Sunday, 1 January 2017.
Travel is also free on the first timetabled service departing Melbourne on Sunday, 1 January 2017 for V/Line services to non-myki areas in regional Victoria.
Passengers do not need to travel with a valid myki during periods of free travel, and if they do accidentally touch on they will not be charged a fare.
Timetable and service information for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve will be available soon.
To plan your journey, use Journey planner.