Children and Concessions

Children on Public Transport

Children aged 3 years and under travel free and do not need a ticket.

Children aged between 4 and 16 (inclusive) can travel on a concession fare and do not need to carry a concession card.

Eligible students aged 17 and over (or younger students who wish to purchase a student pass) must carry a Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.

Holders of the following cards are eligible to purchase concession fares:

More information about concession cards is available in the Victorian Fares and Ticketing Manual.

Concession cards can be used on the following services:

  • train, tram and bus passenger services operating ¬†in metropolitan Melbourne
  • on train and bus passenger services operated by V/Line throughout regional Victoria¬†
  • and other public transport services operated under contract or service agreement with Public Transport Victoria (PTV).

Concessions do not apply to CountryLink, Great Southern Railway, airport services, tourist railways, privately run bus services and chartered trains, trams and buses. However, some operators may offer a discretionary discount so please check with the relevant operator.