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Do you use tram, bus or train to commute in Melbourne? From 1st January 2017, most public transport fares are rising.

From 1 January 2017, most public transport fares will rise by 3.9 per cent.

Following the Government review into ticketing compliance and enforcement earlier this year, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is also introducing a number of changes to concessions.

Age limit raised for concession fares –
From 30 January 2017, the age limit at which people are automatically entitled to a concession fare is being raised from 16 to 18. This change means 17 and 18-year-olds who are not currently eligible for concession, can now purchase a Child myki and pay a concession fare, instead of having to pay the full fare.

Victorian Public Transport Concession Card –
From 30 January 2017, customers aged 17 and 18 no longer need to purchase a Victorian Public Transport Concession Card, as they can now show government issued proof of age identification, such as a learner’s driver’s license or Proof of Age card. Those purchasing a Victorian Student Pass will still be required to purchase a Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.

Free travel for children under five –
From 30 January 2017, the free travel age for young children will be raised from three to four years old. The new child age arrangements will be introduced from the end of January, to provide time for public education and staff training ahead of students returning to school after the summer holidays.

In addition to these changes, from 1 January 2017, a $3 weekend and public holiday daily myki cap is being introduced for concession customers.

This entitles them to all-day travel in Zone 1+2 and is 90 cents less than the current 2016 fare. The full fare weekend cap will remain at $6.00.

Zone 1 myki money users will now pay $4.10 for a 2 hour fare. This represents a increase of 30 cents. Zone 1+2 customers will pay $8.20 for a daily fare.

In addition, public transport will be free across Victoria on Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

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