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Message from Public Transport Victoria
Proof of Concession Entitlement
All students aged 17 years and over, or those requiring a half yearly or yearly Student Pass (regardless of age), are required to obtain a 2016 Victorian Public Transport (VPT) Student Concession Card as proof of their concession entitlement. Application details and a copy of this year’s form are available here. It is important to note that Salesian College Student ID cards are not accepted as entitlement to concession travel on public transport.
2016 Victorian Student Pass
The Victoria Student Pass provides travel for students on metropolitan trains, trams and buses, all regional bus services and all V/Line train and coach services operating wholly within Victoria. The Victorian Student Pass is issued on a myki.
How to apply for a 2016 VPT Student Concession Card an/or a Student Pass
The 2016 VPT Student Concession Card & Student Pass Application Form can be obtained from:
- metropolitan premium train stations
- PTV Hubs (Souther Cross Station, Docklands)
- PTV Call Centre by calling 1800 800 007
- online here
Student wishing to purchase a Half Yearly ($285) or Yearly ($546) Victorian Student Pass will be required to obtain a 2016 VPT Student Concession Card, regardless of age, as proof of their concession entitlement. The standard $9 fee applies. Student can have thei 2016 Yearly or Half Yearly Victorian Student Pass loaded to their existing myki card at a metropolitan premium train station. If the student does not already have a myki, the Student Pass will be loaded onto a new myki.
Students 16 years and under, who do not wish to purchase a Student Pass are not required to obtain a VPT Student Concession Card but can still get a child myki for concession travel by visiting a metropolitan premium train station, a myki retailer, visiting ptv.vic.gov.au, or calling 1800 800 007. A $3 card fee applies.
Students 17 years and over, who require a VPT Student Concession Card as proof of their concession entitlement can obtain a VPT Student Concession Card and apply for a free concession myki (if required) at the same time. Students will need to complete the form and lodge it at a metropolitan premium train station. They will then be issued with their 2016 VPT Student Concession Card ($9 fee applies) and a free concession myki (if required). Those student who already have a concession myki can continue to use it and only need to renew their concession entitlement by completing the 2016 VPT Student Concession Card form.
Registration is optional for student that hold a student pass. It is, however strongly recommended that students register their myki online at ptv.vic.gov.au or by calling 1800 800 007. Benefits of registering a myki include:
- The balance on the myki is protected if it is reported lost or stolen
- Option to manage myki with an online account
- Option of auto top up for ‘set and forget’ convenience
If a myki is not registered, there is no way for a student to recover the value held on the card in the event it is lost or stolen.
Further information specific to student travel arrangements under myki can be obtained here.