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Travel and Concession Cards

Tasmania




Can I get free travel to and from school?


Generally no. You can only get free travel to and from school if you or your parents have a Health Care Card or Pensioner’s Card or you are under a care and protection order. If you/your parents do have this card, you can apply online for a free pass here.

If this isn't your situation, you can still get discounted prices for your travel:

Metro

To travel on a student concession fare, you need to be:

  • under 18 or turning 18 during the school/college year; and
  • a full-time student at a school/college.

You can apply for a special Student Metro Green card here.

Remember, you need to carry your student ID on you when you’re travelling on a student fare. If you’re under 16, you don’t need school ID but you need something with your date of birth on it. 

Tassielink

To travel on a student concession fare, you need to be:

  • under 18 or turning 18 during the school/college year; and
  • a full-time student at a school/college.

You can get a special student Smartcard, go to this link.

Merseylink

To travel on a child or student concession fare, you need to be:

  • under 18 or turning 18 during the school/college year; and
  • a full-time student at a school/college.

You have to make sure you have ID that shows you are a full-time student, or shows your age if you are under 16. You will need to either get a Merseylink Smartcard or a Greencard.  

Other services


To travel on a child or student concession fare, you need to be:
  • under 18 or turning 18 during the school/college year; and
  • a full-time student at a school/college.

You can apply for a card at this page.


I transfer between buses – do I have to pay twice?

If you catch two buses on the way home and they are with different companies (for example you go from a Metro bus to a Merseylink bus), you can get a free transfer bus pass to allow you to transfer for free. To get one of these go to this page


Can I use my discounted student card outside of school hours?

Yes, you can still get child/adult student fares on the weekend or during the school holidays.   


What happens if I travel on a student fare without ID?

You could be fined $110!

I’m at university – can I get discounted bus fares?


Metro

Yes.  If you’re over 18 and are a full time student at university or a similar institution, you can get an adult Student Fare. You need to remember carry your university ID card with you when you travel.   You can apply for a special Student Metro Green card here.

Merseylink

Yes.  If you’re over 18 and you study full time at a university or similar institution, you can get a student fare.  You need to remember carry your university ID card with you when you travel.

Tassielink

Yes.  If you’re over 18 and you study full time at a university or similar institution, you can get a student fare.  You need to remember carry your university ID card with you when you travel.

What are some of the rules when travelling on buses in Tasmania?


When you’re travelling on a bus, you have to follow the company’s code of conduct.  These include things like not smoking or yelling on the bus. You could be fined anywhere between $50 and $200 for doing these things!



Merseylink

Metro

Tassielink

If you have a question about travel and concession cards that we haven’t answered here please send us a Lawmail.

This page was last updated 16 April 2015.

 

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