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Companion Card

Companion Card

Centrelink and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Card

Centrelink and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Card

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

Pensioner Concession Card

Pensioner Concession Card

Seniors Card

Seniors Card

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Below is the list of concessions available in the transport category. To view each concession, click on its name. To expand or collapse the information for every concession use the links below:

    Student bus travel

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    • Student - metropolitan areas

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      Student fares of $1.30 (single trip) provide travel including transfers for 90 minutes. This applies to:

      • full time students up to and including the year of their 18th birthday.

      For more information:

      Metro
      Phone: 13 22 01
      Email: correspondence@metrotas.com.au
      Web: www.metrotas.com.au

      Merseylink
      Phone: 1300 367 590
      Email: admin@merseylink.com.au
      Web: www.merseylink.com.au

      National Relay Service
      TTY/Voice:
      133 677
      Speak & Listen (SSR): 1300 555 727
      Web: www.relayservice.com.au

    • Student - urban fringe and rural areas

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      Student fares of $1.30 apply at all times, not just for travel to and from school, and are available to students up to the year of their 18th birthday who are travelling:

      • full time on a fare-charging service outside of urban areas.

      Students who have been issued with a 'Student Greencard' will be able to travel at a concession fare of $1.00 per single trip.

      For more information:

      Phone: 6166 3350
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    • Adult student - metropolitan areas

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      Adult concession fares of $1.90 (all sections single flat fare) apply at all times, not just for travel to and from school, and are available to:

      • full time students from the year of their 19th birthday.

      For more information:

      Metro
      Phone: 13 22 01
      Email: correspondence@metrotas.com.au
      Web: www.metrotas.com.au

      Merseylink
      Phone: 1300 367 590
      Email: admin@merseylink.com.au
      Web: www.merseylink.com.au

      National Relay Service
      TTY/Voice:
      133 677
      Speak & Listen (SSR): 1300 555 727
      Web: www.relayservice.com.au

    • Adult student - urban fringe and rural areas

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A 50 per cent concession on the approved adult base fare applies at all times, not just for travel to and from school, and is available to:

      • full time students from the year of their 19th birthday.

      For more information:

      Phone: 6166 3350
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    • Student Bus Pass - metropolitan, urban fringe and rural areas

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      No fare is charged for travelling between home and school to:

      • students aged up to and including the year of their 18th birthday who have a Student Bus Pass for free travel.

      For more information:

      Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources
      Phone:
      1800 851 225
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

      National Relay Service
      TTY/Voice:
      133 677
      Speak & Listen (SSR): 1300 555 727
      Web: www.relayservice.com.au

    • Adult student transport concessions

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      Adult students enrolled in full-time study at a recognised Tasmanian Education Institution and who, due to circumstances beyond their control, have yet to complete two equivalent years of post-grade 10 education or training, may be entitled to:

      • Travel between their place of residence and their education institution on public transport at the child student fare;
      • A Student Bus Pass for free travel; or
      • A Conveyance Allowance

      An “Adult Student” is any student 18 years of age or older before 1 January of the current calendar year.

      For more information:

      Phone: 6166 3350
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    • Apprentice and trainee travel allowances for off-the-job training

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A travel allowance of 41 cents per kilometre (45 cents for students living on the West Coast) is payable to:

      • apprentices and trainees who have to travel more than 42 kilometres return to
        attend off-the-job training.

      Where apprentices and trainees are required to travel within Tasmania for
      training an accommodation allowance of $40 per day (to a maximum of
      $200 per week) is available to:

      • apprentices and trainees who have to travel more than 40 kilometres each way to
        attend training with a registered training organisation within Tasmania.

      Where apprentices and trainees are required to travel to the mainland for
      training, the State Government will (to a maximum amount of $5,000 per
      calendar year):

      • contribute to the cost of airfares
      • provide $52 towards airport transfers
      • pay an accommodation allowance of $72 a day.

      For more information:

      Phone: 1800 655 846
      Email: skills.tasmania.www.mail@skills.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.skills.tas.gov.au/apprenticeshipstraineeships/incentives/allowances

    • Conveyance allowance

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An allowance to assist with the cost of transporting students to the nearest school or school bus service is available to students:

      • who live five kilometres or more from the nearest school or school bus stop (whichever is closer)
      • with special needs who are unable to access public transport
      • living on Bass Strait islands and attending their closest educationally appropriate school or college on mainland Tasmania.

      For more information:

      Phone: 6166 3350
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Visually impaired bus concessions

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    Taxis

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    • Transport access scheme - 50 per cent concession

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      Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A 50 per cent concession on the cost of travel by non-wheelchair accessible taxi is available to people:

      • with a permanent and severe disability who have been assessed as meeting eligibility criteria for membership of the Transport Access Scheme, and

      Have a:

      • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
      • DHS Health Care Card
      • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

      A maximum subsidy of $25 per single journey applies.

      For more information:

      Phone: 6166 3350
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    • Transport access scheme - 60 per cent concession

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A 60 per cent concession on the cost of travel in a wheelchair accessible taxi is available to people:

      • with a permanent and severe disability who have been assessed as meeting eligibility criteria for membership of the Transport Access Scheme, and who are totally wheelchair reliant.

      A maximum subsidy of $30 per single journey applies.

      For more information:

      Phone: 6166 3350
      Email: passenger.transport@dier.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    TT Line

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    • Passenger fares on Spirit of Tasmania

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      Pensioner Concession Card

      Discounted fares* are available to cardholders of a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card. Cardholders are required to provide their pension card number at the time of booking. The expiry date must be valid at the time of travel. A valid card must be presented upon check-in.

      Check the website www.spiritoftasmania.com.au for further terms, conditions and availability.

      * Applicable to selected passenger fares, subject to availability.

      For more information:

      Phone: 13 20 10
      Email: reservations@spiritoftasmania.com.au
      Web: www.spiritoftasmania.com.au

    Metro/Merseylink Buses

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    Other bus operators

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    • Pensioner and unemployed concession

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      Pensioner Concession Card

      A 50 per cent concession on the approved adult base fare is available to people who receive the:

      • Age or War Widow(er) Pension and have a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
      • Newstart or Youth Allowance and have a DHS Health Care Card.

      For more information contact your operator.

    • Seniors concession - other buses

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      Seniors Card

      A concession of between 10 per cent and 20 per cent on the approved adult base fare may be provided at the discretion of individual operators to:

      • Tasmanian Seniors Card holders.

      For more information contact your operator.

    • Student travel

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      Refer to listings in the Education section on page 34.

    Island transport services

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