Public transport across Victoria will be cheaper and more accessible to children and families from today, following a State Government decision to change eligibility rules.
The age at which a child must carry a myki has been lifted from 4 to 5 years old, making it easier on parents.
Eligibility for a children’s myki ticket has also changed, with the age lifted from 16 to 18 years old.
This ensures all young people across the state will access concession fares until the age of 19, even if they are not studying.
For a 17 or 18 year old working instead of studying, the shift will save them as much as $800 a year.
Verification for concession fares has also changed, allowing 17 and 18 year olds to use a learners drivers licence or Proof of Age card to prove their eligibility.
This change will save up to 10,000 full time students the time and cost of buying a PTV School Student ID.
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