War Veteran/War Widow(er) Concession

​If you're a war veteran or war widow(er), you may be eligible for a 50 per cent discount on travel. Check if you're eligible and download an application form.

In addition, you will have access to two or four free off-peak travel vouchers per year (depending on where you live) and get free travel during Veterans' Health Week.


To be eligible for a War Veteran/War Widow(er) concession myki you must:

  • have documentary evidence of war or peacemaking service overseas
  • hold a Veteran Gold or White Card
  • not be entitled to another type of concession (see below)
  • live in Victoria.

Visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs and Department of Defence 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. 

You may also be able to apply for:

Free travel vouchers

You're eligible for annual free travel vouchers if you're a Victorian resident and a War Veteran/War Widow(er) Concession card holder.

Depending on where you live you're eligible for two or four off-peak free travel vouchers every year.

From 2020, eligible customers need to register to receive their allocation of free travel vouchers. Find out more and register to receive free travel vouchers.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you don't have any of these concession cards:

  • Victorian Seniors Card
  • Victorian Health Care Card
  • Australian Pensioner Concession Card
  • Victorian public transport free travel pass
  • any other proof of concession. 

How to apply

Download an 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.

How to travel

The War Veteran/War Widow(er) concession myki is personalised with your name and photo. When you touch on and off you'll pay a concession fare.

If you're travelling on V/Line services or regional buses that don't use myki, you'll need to show your War Veteran/War Widow(er) concession myki to pay the concession fare.

Concession passengers with an Android phone can use Mobile myki, and select General concession as the fare type.