Victorian government offers 250,000 free transport vouchers for public transport

Melburnians, if shopping and hosting Christmas events is on your agenda this holiday season – and visiting galleries, seeing a show, playing tourist in your own town and going out for a bite to eat in the summer too – then you You may well be able to travel the CBD for free from home.

The Victorian government just announced a huge giveaway for public transport, handing out 250,000 vouchers for free travel around the city if you meet a number of specific goals. All of the things mentioned above are covered, with the program scheduled to take place in December and January.

There will be 50,000 vouchers available in five different categories: for party events, for visiting galleries and attractions, for dining, for performing arts shows and for shopping. And, they can be used on Melbourne trains, trams and buses, as well as all regional trains, coaches and buses to the city.

The goal: to get people out, like all the different coupons and discounts that have popped up in Victoria after the closings over the past two years.

To get a free public transport voucher, you will need to visit the Public Transport Victoria website from Thursday, December 16. They will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Your voucher will then be emailed to you and, to show it to station staff during your trip, you can either print it out or display it on your phone – on the validity date, of course, from from Saturday, December 18.

Free vouchers for public transport will be available on the Public Transport Victoria website from Thursday 16 December. For more information, visit the Government of Victoria website.

Images: Josie Withers / Visit Victoria.

Posted on December 15, 2021 by

Sarah ward

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