Primary and secondary school students aged 5 to 18 can travel on a Child myki.
If you're aged 17 and 18 you must carry proof of age ID (such as a passport, learner permit, driver licence, Proof of Age card, Key Pass), or proof of another concession entitlement (such as a Health Care Card, a PTV School Student ID or PTV Approved School Student ID).
School students can also purchase a half or full year student pass in their chosen area and must also carry a PTV Approved School Student ID card or PTV School Student ID card.
A student pass gives you unlimited travel on all train, tram and bus services within your chosen zones until the expiry of the pass.
Who's eligible for a student pass?
You can apply for a student pass if you're:
- a full time primary or secondary student living in Victoria
- a full time VCE or VCAL student studying at TAFE
What student passes are available?
Different passes are available depending on where you live or wish to travel.
Victorian Student Pass
The Victorian Student Pass gives you unlimited travel on all public transport operating wholly within Victoria. The pass is a myki card.
To get this pass, you must have a PTV Approved School Student ID card or a PTV School Student ID card You need to carry your Student Pass and ID when travelling.
Regional Student Pass
The Regional Student Pass gives you unlimited travel on buses and V/Line train services within the zones you choose. Passes for Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo are mykis. Passes for Colac, Portland and Southwest bus networks are paper tickets.
To get this pass, you must have a PTV Approved School Student ID card or a PTV School Student ID. You need to carry your Student Pass and ID when travelling.
How do I get a Student Pass?
You can get a Student Pass two ways:
1) Using a PTV Approved School Student ID card
For schools that choose to participate, this new, flexible option means that students no longer need to arrange, pay for and carry the dedicated PTV School Student ID to travel on student passes or concession fares. Schools that wish to offer this option to their students, will need to ensure their school ID cards meet PTV’s fraud prevention requirements and be approved by PTV for use. Students will need to carry this card when they travel. They’ll need it as proof of entitlement to access concession fares or to buy a student pass.
Information for schools about how to join up can be found here.
To purchase a Student Pass just show the PTV Approved School Student ID card at a staffed station or bus operator selling paper student passes. No further paperwork is required to purchase the Student Pass.
It is strongly recommended that students register their myki student pass to protect this high value product and to be eligible for a replacement if it is lost or stolen.
As the new process no longer requires paperwork to be kept at staffed stations, no on the spot replacement is possible. Normal myki replacement rules apply. That is, replacement is only available to customers who register their mykis.
2) Applying for a PTV School Student ID/Pass
The existing PTV School Student ID and student pass process is still available if your school doesn’t offer a PTV Approved School Student ID card.
The PTV School Student ID card costs $9 and is valid until the expiry of the pass.
Complete the PTV School Student ID form below:
- 2019 PTV School Student ID and Student Pass application form (PDF) 715 KB
- 2019 PTV School Student ID and Student Pass form - accessible version (DOCX) 26 KB
Home schooled students
If you're home schooled and applying for a PTV School Student ID, you need to:
- complete the PTV School Student ID application form (excluding the School Declaration and Student Passes sections)
- enclose a photocopy of your current Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority home schooling notification letter
- enclose a cheque made out to Public Transport Victoria for the $9.00 processing fee.
Send your application to:
Home School PTV School Student ID applications
PO BOX 4724
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
A valid PTV School Student ID will be posted to you.
Home schooled students aren't eligible for a Student Pass as they do not travel to and from school.
Students studying outside Victoria
If you live in Victoria and cross a state border to attend an approved institution, you're also eligible for a student pass.
Search below for your school.