Concession fares are calculated at half the cost of the adult fare on TransLink bus, train and ferry services in South East Queensland.
From 25 June 2012, passengers will travel for free after nine go card journeys in a week (from Monday to Sunday). In addition, off-peak travel (9 am to 3.30 pm and after 7 pm) will be even cheaper with a 20% discount on go card travel. Seniors and pensioners will continue to travel for free after two journeys in one day using go card.
Public transport — seniors
Seniors Cards issued by all Australian state and territory governments are recognised in Queensland for fare concessions on the TransLink* and qconnect urban public transport networks, state government contracted ferry services, as well as on Traveltrain long distance rail services.
For more information about public transport concessions in Queensland, email PTConcessions@tmr.qld.gov.au
*Excluding Brisbane Airtrain services
Public transport — students
TransLink provides standard concessions across South-East Queensland services to passengers who carry valid concession cards.
Most student concession fares are 50 per cent of adult fares. The following student groups are eligible for concession fares:
- Children aged five to 14 years (inclusive) pay the child fare, which is 50 per cent of the adult fare. Infants and children who are four years of age or younger travel free.
- Full-time primary and secondary school students are eligible for concession fares. However, secondary students who are 15 years of age or older must have an approved student identification card or be wearing a school uniform to be eligible for a concession fare. School students are also eligible to travel on Citytrain services for one-third of the adult fare. This fare is subject for review in January 2011. Check the TransLink website for updates.
- Full-time tertiary and post-graduate students undertaking Centrelink-approved courses at universities, TAFE or other approved Queensland educational institutions are eligible for concession fares. Full-time students are those who attend courses for a minimum period of 12 hours per week for at least 12 weeks.
To obtain a concession on bus, rail and ferry services in the TransLink network, eligible tertiary and post-graduate students need to approach their student administration officer and request to have a concession identifier logo placed on their student ID card.
To obtain a concession on bus services on qconnect urban services outside South-East Queensland, tertiary and post-graduate students need to apply for a Tertiary Transport Card, issued by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Students who attend more than one institution and have a combined attendance of 12 hours per week or longer may also be eligible for a Tertiary Transport Card.Interstate student identification card or overseas student identification cards are not accepted for concession fares on bus, rail or ferry services.
For further information on how to access student concessions, contact Queensland Rail Ticketing Services on 3235 2810 or visit the Department of Transport’s website.
Department of Transport and Main Roads