VIC: Free PT travel on Sundays for DSP recipients and carers

Date posted: 
22 October 2008

Here is some great news for carers and people on DSP regarding public transport travel in Melbourne. Please direct any queries to Metlink Melbourne on 131 638.

PUBLIC transport on Sundays will be free from next weekend for carers and people receiving disability pensions in Victoria.

Victorian public transport minister Lynne Kosky said those on disability support pensions or receiving carer payments could now travel free on Sundays, along with Victorian senior card holders, from October 26.

Those wishing to take up the offer would need to obtain a Sunday Pass Metcard, which is valid on trains, trams and buses travelling in metropolitan Melbourne and also on town bus services in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.

'As an added bonus, two off-peak free travel vouchers will be provided to use on the metropolitan and V/Line transport network,' Ms Kosky said.

'This will help around 160,000 Victorians who are on fixed incomes and may not use public transport regularly due to cost constraints.'