Free public transport days for Victoria

Free public transport for Victoria will be added for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, under an announcement made on Friday.
Free public transport for Victoria

Victorians travelling by bus, tram and train on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve won’t pay for their travel, the Victorian Government has announced.

It comes one week after the Western Australian Government announced that public transport would be free for over a month from Christmas Eve.

Free public transport for Victoria

Public transport will be free in Victoria for 24 hours from 3am on Christmas Day. Public transport will run on a regular Sunday timetable, not a public holiday schedule.

Free travel on New Year’s Eve will begin at 6pm on 31 December, and last until 6am on 1 January (12 hours). Special services will run in Melbourne after midnight to cater for large crowds of people.

Passengers don’t need to use their Myki card, and won’t be charged if they do.

Fare-free summer in Western Australia

Passengers in Western Australia won’t be charged for public transport use from Christmas Eve to 28 January, under a state government initiative.

This will apply to all those with a SmartRider travel card using public transport in Perth and regional WA.

The Government said rising interest rates and other cost-of-living pressures influenced their decision, which they hope encourages public transport use over summer.

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