Free festive travel
THE STATE Government will give away 250,000 free public transport travel vouchers to Victorians heading back to the city for some of Melbourne’s most exciting events and attractions throughout December and January.
To promote a safe return to Melbourne’s CBD, there will be 50,000 vouchers available for five different event categories to encourage Victorians to head into the city and enjoy their day. These include Christmas events, galleries and attractions, dining, performing arts, and shopping.
The vouchers will be available through the PTV website from Thursday 16 December and will be emailed to passengers, so they can be printed or viewed on a smartphone. Passengers will simply show the voucher to station staff when entering or exiting the public transport network on the valid date of travel.
The Labor Government will also provide free public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve so Victorians can take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends across the state this year.
On Christmas Day, metropolitan and regional public transport will be free from 3am until 3am on Boxing Day and will run to a regular public holiday timetable.
Passengers on reserved V/Line services still need to book their travel so they can be issued a ticket free of charge.