Children between 5 and 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. Children must present a current student ID card in order to validate their concession entitlement.
Under certain circumstances, full-time child students may be issued a TransportMe student free bus pass by the Department of State Growth for travel between home and school. Free travel applies on weekdays only for the travel between home and school only. TransportMe student free bus passes cannot be used on weekends, during school holidays, or for general travel. TransportMe student free bus passes must be within the expiry date displayed on the card, if the card is out of date, a standard student cash fare of $1.80 will be charged. For more information or to apply for this concession, please visit the Department of State Growth website.
A Greencard student free bus pass is for free travel on weekdays between home and school only. Green student free bus passes cannot be used on weekends, during school holidays, or for general travel. Greencard student free bus passes must be within the expiry date displayed on the card, if the card is out of date, a standard student cash fare of $1.80 will be charged. If the Greencard does not have the year displayed on it, the card will be treated as a student ID and will entitle the student to a regular student/child fare of $1.80.
The following people are entitled to free travel.
- Children aged under five years – must be accompanied by a responsible person and not in school uniform
- Tasmania Police officers – must present Tasmania Police Badge
- Ambulance Officers – Ambulance Tasmania and St John Ambulance officers in uniform
Free travel is also provided when presented with current ID to the following:
- Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) and Extreme Disablement Adjustment (EDA) pensioners
- Vision Impairment Pass
- Veterans and their spouse