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Current Senior fares in state capitals
« on: October 01, 2012, 06:46:47 AM »
Perth

Seniors SmartRider

WA Seniors are entitled to travel for free on all Transperth services between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as public holidays. 

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TicketsandFares/SmartRider/BuyingSmartRider/SeniorsSmartRiders.aspx

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Adelaide

Just show your Seniors Card and you’ll travel Free on all Adelaide Metro public transport services:

9.01 am to 3 pm weekdays
All day on weekends and public holidays

http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/ticketing/seniors-free-travel

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Melbourne

Seniors daily cap of $3.60 $3.80 for unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne (Zones 1 and 2) on a weekday.

Free travel on Saturdays and Sundays in two consecutive zones in metropolitan Melbourne (zones 1 and 2) and on regional town bus services.

http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/Seniors

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Sydney

Pensioner Excursion

Eligible concession holders can purchase unlimited travel, all day for just $2.50 with our Pensioner Excursion Ticket.

http://www.131500.com.au/tickets/explore/pensioner-excursion

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Hobart

Day Tripper: unlimited urban travel after 9.00am. $2.90

http://www.metrotas.com.au/tickets-and-fares

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Brisbane

Seniors Card +go, senior go card or green pensioner concession go card holders who use go card for two paid journeys in one day travel free for the rest of the day.

http://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card/benefits

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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 06:51:07 AM »
Darwin

Concession: $0.50

A concession fare is available to Health Care Card holders. A concession fare ticket entitles passengers to unlimited bus travel for (3) three hours on any scheduled public bus service, in Darwin and Alice Springs from the time of purchase.

Seniors, Pensioners and Carers

A person presenting any of the following cards is entitled to free travel.

    Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card (Centrelink)
    NT Government  Pensioner & Carer Concession Card
    NT Government Seniors Card
    Other State or Territory Government Seniors Card.

Please note: (National Seniors cards are NOT accepted)

http://www.transport.nt.gov.au/public/ticket-fares-concessions-and-free-travel#Fare
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 06:59:22 AM »
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1st October 2012

Seniors' public transport fares ...

Greetings,

Ms. Val French ( President of Older People Speak Out ) was reported at Brisbanetimes commenting:

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... “We had a much better system of public transport about ten years ago than we do now,” Ms French said.

 “We were able to use our [Commonwealth Seniors] card and it didn't cost much at all – but that's all changed and it's one of the things seniors are feeling really hard-done-by about.

 “If you go to Sydney, I can use my ordinary discount card and for $2.50 I can go to Manly, and I can go there on the ferry, and then travel from the ferry up to the railway station and right up to Newcastle if I want – it's all the same price for the day.

 “As a result, older people in Sydney have a really good quality of life for the simple reason they know it's not going to cost them the earth to go out with their friends even if they aren't fit to drive.

 “That's the way a city should be – Brisbane doesn't take care of their old people.” ...

 Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/drive-for-closer-eye-on-older-drivers-20120928-26qgo.html#ixzz27zLs4JaN

Here is a scan of what Seniors have as entitlements on public transport around the country.  It is little wonder that Seniors in Queensland feel that the system is worse now than 10 years ago.

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Perth

Seniors SmartRider

WA Seniors are entitled to travel for free on all Transperth services between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as public holidays.

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TicketsandFares/SmartRider/BuyingSmartRider/SeniorsSmartRiders.aspx

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Adelaide

Just show your Seniors Card and you’ll travel Free on all Adelaide Metro public transport services:

9.01 am to 3 pm weekdays
All day on weekends and public holidays

http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/ticketing/seniors-free-travel

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Melbourne

Seniors daily cap of $3.60 for unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne (Zones 1 and 2) on a weekday.

Free travel on Saturdays and Sundays in two consecutive zones in metropolitan Melbourne (zones 1 and 2) and on regional town bus services.

http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/Seniors

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Sydney

Pensioner Excursion

Eligible concession holders can purchase unlimited travel, all day for just $2.50 with our Pensioner Excursion Ticket.

http://www.131500.com.au/tickets/explore/pensioner-excursion

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Hobart

Day Tripper: unlimited urban travel after 9.00am. $2.90

http://www.metrotas.com.au/tickets-and-fares

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Brisbane

Seniors Card +go, senior go card or green pensioner concession go card holders who use go card for two paid journeys in one day travel free for the rest of the day.

http://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card/benefits

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Darwin

Concession: $0.50

A concession fare is available to Health Care Card holders. A concession fare ticket entitles passengers to unlimited bus travel for (3) three hours on any scheduled public bus service, in Darwin and Alice Springs from the time of purchase.

Seniors, Pensioners and Carers

A person presenting any of the following cards is entitled to free travel.

    Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card (Centrelink)
    NT Government  Pensioner & Carer Concession Card
    NT Government Seniors Card
    Other State or Territory Government Seniors Card.

Please note: (National Seniors cards are NOT accepted)

http://www.transport.nt.gov.au/public/ticket-fares-concessions-and-free-travel#Fare

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Another compelling reason why a review of the fares in south east Queensland is needed urgently.

Sign our petition here -->   http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/fare-review-for-translink-south-east-queensland-now.html

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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 10:44:35 AM »
For interest, Mersey Travel  where the recently appointed DDG TransLink was in charge prior to moving to Australia.

http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/articleimages/Free%20travel%20Pass_2012a.pdf

Merseytravel offers free travel on buses, trains and
Mersey Ferries if you live in Merseyside and
• you are aged 60 or over
or
• you have certain disabilities.

Free travel, any time Monday to Friday except for journeys
which start between 6.31am and 9.29am.

All day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

other fares etc. -->  http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/information_tickets.asp
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 02:43:41 AM »
Updated

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Perth

Seniors SmartRider

WA Seniors are entitled to travel for free on all Transperth services between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as public holidays.

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TicketsandFares/SmartRider/BuyingSmartRider/SeniorsSmartRiders.aspx


Adelaide

Travel with your Seniors card and you’ll travel free on all Adelaide Metro public transport services:   

9.01am to 3pm weekdays
All day on weekends and public holidays.

http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Tickets/Seniors


Melbourne

Seniors Daily cap and free weekend travel - Seniors myki cardholders never pay more than $3.80 on weekdays for unlimited travel in Zones 1 and 2 ($3.50 on public holidays). They also receive free travel on Saturdays and Sundays in metropolitan Melbourne (Zones 1 + 2) and on regional town bus services where myki is operating.

http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/metropolitan-myki-fares/


Sydney

Pensioner Excursion

Eligible concession holders can purchase unlimited travel, all day for just $2.50 with our Pensioner Excursion Ticket.

http://www.131500.com.au/tickets/explore/pensioner-excursion


Hobart

Day Tripper: unlimited urban travel after 9.00am. $2.90

http://www.metrotas.com.au/tickets-and-fares


Brisbane

Seniors Card +go, senior go card or green pensioner concession go card holders who use go card for two paid journeys in one day travel free for the rest of the day.

http://translink.com.au/resources/tickets-and-fares/concessions/2013-seniors.pdf
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 04:38:12 PM »
Canberra

FREE travel on ACTION for Canberrans over 70 years from 1 July

The ACT Government has reduced the eligibility age for FREE travel on ACTION buses from 75 to 70 years of age.

From 1 July 2013, if you hold a combined Seniors MyWay card travel entitlements on your MyWay card will automatically update to allow for free travel on ACTION services.

https://www.action.act.gov.au/news/news_articles/free-travel-on-action-buses-for-70-years-and-over-from-1-july-2013
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 03:03:49 PM »
New South Wales is split into two zones, the metro zone that runs from Newcastle to South of Wollongong and out to Goulburn and includes all of metro Sydney, Central Coast etc.
The pensioner excursion ticket is $2.50

Country NSW also has this ticket for use in the second zone which is everywhere else in NSW. So from my location on the Mid North Coast I can go to Tweed Heads by train and bus for $2.50 or just into Taree and back for $2.50 in the same day.

However if you cross that boundary between the zones you pay half price. So from here to Sydney via Taree I pay half fare, about $25 I think. Nothing to stop me just paying to go to Broadmeadow for say $18, hopping off there and paying $2.50 for the rest of the trip in on a metro train. Hardly worth the hassle for the few dollars.

I'd guess the idea is that most country people will just use the excursion ticket for fairly local travel, not to travel from one end of the State to the other, for example hopping buses around Taree or Forster, or popping over from Taree to Gloucester or Wauchope on the train for a change of RSL pokies for the day  :-t

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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 04:57:47 PM »
Is it not the case that the Seniors card travel concessions in SEQ apply from aged 65, not 60 as in other states and territories?

What happens if people aged 60 come from other states to Queensland, armed with their southern Seniors card, and request a Qld one after siting out the requisite residential qualifying period.


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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 07:08:40 PM »
In QLD you can get a seniors card at 60 and get travel concessions if you are not working full time and also have a pension or health care card. would probably cover most unless you have a good income already that precludes health care card.

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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 06:57:02 AM »
The irony is that Queensland recognises the Seniors Card issued by other states to those who are 60-years-old.  Seniors from other states, armed with their state's Seniors Card, on holidays in Queensland get seniors travel concessions on SEQ buses, trains and ferries while Queenslanders of the same age, or in the age bracket 60-65, do not enjoy the same concessions.

Maybe a media statement might highlight the issue .....  RailBOT calls on Newman Government to end the discrimination against a cohort of older Queenslanders who must pay full fare to travel on public transport in SEQ while the government gives concessions to visitors from interstate using the same services.  So-called 'grey Mexicans' from south of the border aged 60 to 65 get the travel benefits that the state government restricts to Queenslanders aged 65 or more.  It is just one example of a host of anomalies surrounding Seniors travel that RailBOT wants reviewed.  etc       :pr

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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 09:57:19 AM »
http://www.seniorscard.com.au/

Seniors 60 year plus can get a Seniors card in Queensland under certain conditions, not blanket.  State requirements vary but anyone with a Senior card gets the concessions in each state.
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 02:30:44 PM »
Metro Adelaide

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/News/Connect-with-more-free-time-for-Seniors

Free travel periods extended for Seniors

From 15 December 2013, the free travel periods for Seniors Card members have been extended.
Seniors Card holders can now travel FREE on all Adelaide Metro busses, trains and trams every day of the week – with the only exceptions being peak Monday to Friday periods of 7.01am to 9.00am and 3.01pm to 7.00pm.
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
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Re: Current Senior fares in state capitals
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 07:11:14 AM »
Updated

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Perth

Seniors SmartRider

Seniors SmartRider gives you

    free travel on all Transperth services between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, and on public holidays
    concession fares at other times


http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/smartrider/types-of-smartrider/seniors-smartrider


Adelaide

Travel free with a Seniors card

The South Australian Seniors Card also serves as a Seniors metrocard, providing card holder’s public transport fare concessions, and free travel on all Adelaide Metro public transport services;

    Weekdays before 7:01am, between 9.01am to 3:00pm and after 7:00pm
    All day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays


http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Tickets/Seniors


Melbourne

Seniors daily cap*    $3.90

* Seniors Daily cap - Seniors myki cardholders never pay more than $3.90 for unlimited travel in Zones 1 and 2. They also receive free travel on Saturdays and Sundays for trips entirely within one or two consecutive zones (including within Zones 1 and 2) and on regional town bus services.

http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/metropolitan-myki-fares/


Sydney

A Pensioner Excursion Ticket (PET) gives you unlimited all-day travel for $2.50.

http://www.transportnsw.info/sites/en/tickets/ticket-types/day-passes/pensioner-excursion.page


Hobart

Day Tripper: unlimited urban travel after 9.00am. $2.90

http://www.metrotas.com.au/ticketsfares


Brisbane

Seniors Card +go, senior go card or green pensioner concession go card holders who use go card for two paid journeys in one day travel free for the rest of the day.

http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/resources/tickets-and-fares/concessions/2013-seniors.pdf
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