PTV Fare Changes and Free Travel.
Travelling this summer and in 2017.
Important changes to fares and ticketing.
From 1 January 2017, we'll no longer be handing out On-the-spot Penalty Fares.
However, if you're travelling without a valid ticket you may be reported and receive a warning or fine of up to $229. We’re working hard to make public transport simpler for everyone.
Find out more.
From 1 January 2017, fares are changing
An annual fare adjustment will be implemented in the new year to help us continue to improve the public transport network.
From 30 January 2017 there will be changes to the child age range
We’re making changes to the child age range, key changes include:
Age limit raised for concession fares from 16 to 18
Free travel for children under five
Free travel over the festive season
Enjoy free public transport on Christmas Day, it’s our gift to you.
New Year's Eve
Make the most of free public transport from 6pm on New Year’s Eve to 6am New Year’s Day to help you celebrate.
Plan ahead this summer
The Level Crossing Removal Authority, VicRoads and CityLink will be carrying out works over summer. Works will impact:
- Belgrave/Lilydale line where buses will replace trains
- Tullamarine Freeway between the Calder Freeway and Melbourne Airport
- West Gate Freeway and West Gate Bridge
- Shepherd Bridge in Footscray
Major delays are expected between 26 December 2016 and 25 January 2017 on roads where works are taking place.
Motorists are advised to plan their trip in and out of the city and to the airport.
For more information about summertime roadworks, visit VicRoads.
For more information and to plan your journey, visit ptv.vic.gov.au.