​War Veteran Free Travel Pass

With a War Veteran Travel Pass you can travel free on trains, trams and buses. Check if you're eligible and find out how to apply.


The War Veteran Travel Pass is available to war veterans who:

  • have documentary evidence of their overseas war or war-like/peacekeeping service
  • can provide one of the following:
    • a Veteran Gold or White Card, or
    • evidence of a lump sum or ongoing compensation from the Department of Veterans' Affairs for an injury or illness related to their service
  • have a doctor confirm their illness or injury is due to service and that mobility is significantly limited
  • are Victorian residents.

To see if your military service meets the warlike or non-warlike determinations listed under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) or Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), visit these websites for a list of recognised overseas war and peacekeeping operations:

While the border protection services are an important role of the armed forces, it is not classified as war or war-like by the Commonwealth Department of Defence and unfortunately is not eligible for the War Veteran Travel Pass under the criteria. 

If you're not eligible for a War Veteran Travel Pass, you may be eligible for:

How to travel

You can travel free on:

  • metropolitan trains, trams and buses
  • V/Line trains and coaches
  • regional town buses
  • regional services that have a contract or service agreement with Public Transport Victoria.

Check if your War Veteran Free Travel Pass is accepted before travelling with an interstate or private operator. These include NSW TrainLink, Great Southern Railway, airport services, tourist railways, privately run bus services and chartered trains, trams and buses.

Your pass will be loaded onto a personalised myki with your photo on it. You'll need to touch on and off when travelling on public transport.

How to apply

Download the War Veteran Travel Pass application form below:

There's information about how to apply on the form. If you would like the application form posted to you or help completing the form, call 1800 800 007 or visit a PTV Hub.