Concessions

Concessions 2017-09-29T10:22:47+00:00

Adult concessions

Adult fare concessions apply if you are:

  • Aged 70 or over
  • Classified as a War Widow by Veterans Affairs

Concessions also apply if you hold one of the following:

  • Health Care Card
  • Health Benefit Card
  • Seniors Card
  • Centrelink or Veterans Affairs Pensioner Cards
    An adult Concession Bus Token issued by a recognized employment agency or authorized supplier
    Full-time student card – students in the year of their 19th birthday or older*
  • Digital Wallet (Security fact sheet)

*Adult students in the year of their 19th birthday or older, and attending the University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College, Australian Technical College, Tasmanian Polytechnic, Tasmanian Academy or Skills Institute.

You must present proof of your entitlement when you buy a concession ticket or when requested.

Student/child concessions

Children under 16 years of age are eligible to travel at student/child fares. Senior secondary and tertiary students up to, and including the year of their 18th birthday* are also eligible to travel at the student/child fare.

*Full-time students up to, and including the year in which they turn 18) attending the University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College, Australian Technical College, Tasmanian Polytechnic, Tasmanian Academy or Skills Institute.

You must present a current student ID card when you buy a student/child fare or when requested.

Day Tripper: unlimited urban travel after 9.00am.

Free travel

The following people are entitled to free travel.

  • Children under five years
  • Tasmania Police officers
  • Vision impaired people
  • World War One veterans and spouses
  • TPI & EDA pensioners

Note: Vision impaired people, TPI & EDA pensioners, World War One veterans and spouses need to present current ID to prove eligibility.

Free student travel passes

Eligibility for “Free Student Travel Pass” is determined by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. This pass provides two 90 minute journeys (including transfers during the 90 minute period) during school terms. Passes are valid between 6.00am and 7.00pm, travel outside these hours, or for other purposes, (or if the two free 90 minute journeys have been used) requires the payment of the appropriate student/child fare.

For more information about free travel or transfer passes go to the Student Bus Pass page.

For general enquiries about concessions phone Merseylink on 03 6427 7626