Local government & travel concessions
Victorian local government concessions
A number of concessions are available to veterans through local councils. These include concessions on rates and eligibility for the Disabled Person’s Parking Scheme. To assist veterans in determining what concessions are available the Victorian Veterans Council has produced a listing of veterans’ concessions by local government area.
This information was correct as at October 2009, and provides a snapshot of local government concessions for veterans along with contact details.
Metlink passes and concessions
EDA/TPI War Veterans Travel Pass
The EDA/TPI War Veterans Travel Pass is issued by the Metlink Central Pass Office to EDA/TPI Veterans who have undertaken war, peacekeeping or peacemaking service overseas, live in Victoria and who possess a Victorian EDA/TPI embossed DVA Gold Card.
War Veteran’s Travel Pass
The War Veteran's Travel Pass is issued by the Central Pass Office.
War Veterans/War Widows Concession Card
War Veterans and War Widows Concession Cards are issued by the Metlink Central Pass Office.
Free travel for veterans and war widows on ANZAC Day
Veterans, ex-service personnel and War Widows enjoy free travel on the Victorian public transport network on April 24, 25 and 26 every year. This Victorian Government initiative helps veterans to meet fellow diggers during the ANZAC Day period.
To qualify for free travel on metropolitan and regional public transport services operated by Metlink or V/Line over these three days, Veterans, ex-service personnel and War Widows simply need to do ONE of the following:1) present their DVA card (Gold or White) or their Category ‘V’ public transport concession card; or 2) wear their service medals or War Widow’s badge; or 3) wear their uniform.
Army, Navy and Air Cadets, Scouts, Guides, and school students are also entitled to travel free on public transport to and from ANZAC Day parades on 25 April, provided they are wearing their uniform.
Metlink Central Pass OfficeAddress: The Central Pass Office is conveniently located in Southern Cross Station at 99 Spencer Street in Docklands.
Phone: (03) 9619 1159 or (03) 9619 1650
Fax: 03 9619 1490
Post: All correspondence in writing should be addressed to:
Central Pass Office
Southern Cross Station
Mail Box 58
99 Spencer Street
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Melbourne
300 Latrobe Street Melbourne
Telephone: 133 254 or 1800 55 254
The Metshop is located in the Melbourne Town Hall building on the corner of Swanston and Little Collins Streets. For more information on metropolitan public transport services contact Metlink on 131 638 or visit Public Transport Victoria.
For information on V/Line and regional transport services contact 136 196, or visit Public Transport Victoria