Travel and Concession Cards

Can I get free travel?

For young children

Under the age of 5

For students

Queensland does not offer free travel for students but allows for 50% discount on ticket purchases.

When can I get a concession fare rate?

·  Children are eligible for concession fares between the age of 5 and 14 years.

·  Queensland primary and secondary school students are eligible for concession fares.

However, secondary school students aged 15 years and over, must have an approved Queensland student ID or be wearing a school uniform..

·  Students  who receive Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance and are full time students at an approved Queensland TAFEs, universities and other approved educational institutions are also eligible for concession fares.

A full-time student is a student that attends an approved educational institution in Queensland for a minimum of 12 hours per week for the duration of the course. The course duration must be at least three months or 12 weeks long.

A full-time student is a student that attends an approved educational institution in Queensland for a minimum of 12 hours per week for the duration of the course. The course duration must be at least three months or 12 weeks long. The offer also extends to postgraduate students.

What tickets do I need to get for school and non school travel?

Students may use their concession cards to get a discount on fares on buses and trains for the whole year the card is valid.

Queensland School Rail Passes are offered specially for primary or secondary school students for travel to and from school for a semester or year.

An application form for these passes can be found on website: http://www.citytrain.com.au/plan_your_trip/school_tickets/school_tickets.asp#Fares

What will happen if I travel without my travel/concession card?

If you don’t have your concession card with you while you travel, then you must pay the full price. Concession cards must be shown if requested. If you travel without a concession card, penalties may apply.

What are my responsibilities in obtaining a travel/concession card?

There is a code of behaviour that you must follow when using a travel/concession card. For a full list, see website:

http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/Home/Assistance_and_services/School_transport/Code_of_conduct/

The code is basically a behavioural guideline for your conduct whilst traveling. It includes basic requirements to respect other people and their properties, to wait for the bus in an orderly manner, and to be sensible while traveling on the bus.

The bus operator can ban a student from travelling on school buses (temporarily and permanently) after consulting with school principal, conveyance committee and parent/carer on student’s behaviour. In deciding the appropriate punishment, they will consider:

·  threat to the safety of other passengers and nature of incident

·  your age

·  whether it was your first breach or one which you have been cautioned about

·  extent of distraction to the driver

Your parents can request a review in writing to Queensland Transport.


This page was last updated November 2009.

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