Special event and conference ticketing

Event organisers in Melbourne can include public transport ticketing as part of their event.

The cost is $3 for each participant (including complimentary event passes), per day. The fee gives participants unlimited travel on buses, trains and trams in metropolitan Melbourne during the event. All event participants and volunteers must be paid for, whether they use public transport or not. 

Due to the low price, there is no ‘opt in’ option. All participants must be paid for, whether the participants use public transport or not. Volunteers may also be included with participants. However, provision of special event ticketing for volunteers only is not available.

The fee provides for unlimited travel on bus, train and tram within Zones 1+2 (approximately 60 km radius from Melbourne CBD) on the day/s of the event or conference.


We need to approve your event or conference and make sure that you:

  • cater for at least 500 participants per day
  • stage the event in metropolitan Melbourne
  • plan the event so that participants use public transport
  • display PTV-approved branding on delegate passes, we’ll provide a PTV-branded artwork template.


You need to pay 25 per cent of the total cost of your event ticketing at least 10 days before the event. The $3 fee doesn’t include the cost of providing additional public transport services.

For more information email the PTV Special Events team or call us on 1800 800 007. If you're planning an event, visit Special Events for more information.