To travel in Victoria you will need to purchase a ‘myki’ card. This card will enable you to travel on suburban buses, trains and tram services. The ‘myki’ card system conveniently allows you to top up your ‘myki’ card with money at most newsagents and convenience stores.
It is important to remember in Melbourne the public transport network is divided into two zones according to the distance from the city centre. The price of your trip will depend on the:
- zone(s) in which you want to travel
- time period for your ticket (two hours, daily, weekly, monthly, annual).
All public transport users aged between 5 and 18 years (under 19) can purchase a Child myki and pay a concession fare.
This applies to anyone aged 18 years and under, including international students and tourists provided that they can demonstrate they are aged 18 years or under.
Customers aged 17 and 18 must carry government issued proof of age identification (such as a Drivers Licence, Learner Permit, Proof of Age card or passport), or proof of another concession entitlement (such as a PTV School Student ID or Health Care Card) at all times when travelling on public transport. No proof of age is required for children aged 16 and under.
For further information see PTV Concession.