You can only travel for free on public transport in Western Australia if you’re under 4.
If you’re a student in primary school or high school, you can travel on a discounted concession ticket until the end of the year you turn 18 using a Student Smartrider card. You can get a Student Smartrider card from your school or apply online here.
Yes. Student fares apply throughout the year with the use of a valid Student SmartRider.
If you go to university or TAFE full-time, you can travel on a discounted fare using a Tertiary Smartrider card. The process to obtain a Tertiary SmartRider depends on the institution you attend.
For participating institutions, this process is done internally or through an appointed Smartrider Retail Sales Outlet. Participating institutions include:
For non-participating institutions, this is done independently. For those in metropolitan areas, you can apply at a Transperth Infocentre / Transperth Retail Sales Outlet. For those in regional areas, you can fill out the Regional form and post it together with a $5.00 cheque to the address on the form. Non-participating institutions include:
You must have your Student or Tertiary SmartRider card with you if you’re using a concession ticket. It’s not enough just to have your university ID card. If you’re caught travelling on a concession ticket without your Student or Tertiary Smartrider card, you could be fined $100.
When you’re travelling on public transport in Western Australia, you have to follow certain rules including:
If you do these things, you could be fined $100.
If you travel on a school bus and you misbehave in a serious way on repeated occasions, you could be banned from getting the bus for over 5 weeks.
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