Victorian government ministers announce festival public transport

The Hon Luke Donellan, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers and the Hon Melissa Horne, Minister for Public Transport with Victorian Seniors Festival performers Margaret Crichton and Ced Le Meledo.


As a Victorian Seniors Card holder, you can get out and explore metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October.

Where you can go

You’ll be able to travel for free on all public transport in Victoria, including:

  • Melbourne trains, trams and buses
  • Regional trains, coaches and buses (including regional town bus services)
  • We recommend travelling during off-peak hours. You’ll be more likely to find a seat.

    Using your myki

    During the festival you won’t be charged when you touch on and off. Throughout the rest of the year, top up with myki Money if you travel occasionally, or myki Pass if you travel often. Your card isn’t locked to myki Money or myki Pass – choose each time you top up. Find out more at or call 1800 800 007. You can top up at hundreds of shops including all 7-Elevens; at myki machines at selected stations and stops; at premium station ticket offices; at PTV Hubs; on the bus ($20 max); or at or by calling 1800 800 007.

    Mobile myki is also available for Victorian seniors – for more information visit au/mobilemyki. Register online to protect your card’s balance if it’s lost or stolen.

    Click here for more information.

    Travelling in regional Victoria

  • You need to reserve a seat on long distance V/Line trains and some coaches. To book a seat on V/Line Services requiring reservations call 1800 800 007 from 10:00am on Tuesday 3 September.
  • Seats can fill quickly – book early. You’ll need to collect your tickets within 48 hours.
  • You can only travel free in economy class.
  • You can book a return journey for up to four Victorian Seniors Card holders. If you’re planning to travel in a group of 12 or more, call our Group Travel Coordinator to check if seats are available – 9619 2338 from 10:00am, Tuesday 3 September
  • If you make a booking and aren’t able to travel, let us know. We can give your ticket to someone else. Some important tips for travelling on board trains, trams and buses:
  • Touch on - have your myki ready so you can touch on.
  • Plan your journey!

    You can plan your journey using this planner tool from PTV. 

    Once you have entered your 'From' starting point, you then need to select the most appropriate option for you and complete your planning.  Click here to view a video on how to use the planner.