Free Travel for Seniors during Seniors Week, 18 - 26 March 2017
Transport Canberra is providing free travel for all Seniors Card holders from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 March 2017.
If you are a holder of the following cards you are entitled to free travel:
Seniors MyWay Card
If you have a Seniors MyWay Card then tap on and off as usual, but your journey will be free of charge.
ACT/Interstate Seniors Card
If you don’t have a MyWay Card but hold an ACT/Interstate Seniors Card, then just show the driver and your ride will be on us!
For more information on events in Seniors Week check out the COTA Seniors Week website.
Seniors Week Expo at Exhibition Park in Canberra
On Thursday 23 March, COTA will be holding their Seniors Week Expo at EPIC.
If you would like to take a Transport Canberra bus service to the Expo, the below regular routes will be servicing the stops outside EPIC on Flemington Road.
Regular bus services to the Expo:
The following regular routes will travel on Flemington Road, servicing EPIC. Regular fares apply.
Regular routes will service Stop 4751, which is located on Flemington Road opposite EPIC.
Regular services departing from EPIC will service from Stop 4751.
FREE Shuttle to EPIC
Flexible Transport Bus Service will be providing a free shuttle service to the Seniors Expo, which will be servicing every half hour between 9.30 am, with the last service departing EPIC at 3.00 pm. Services will depart the Woden Bus Station (Platform 1), via the City Bus Station (Platform 11 on Northbourne Avenue) and will continue through to EPIC.
Return Shuttle Services
Free return shuttle services from the Seniors Expo will return to the City Bus Station (Platform 10 on Northbourne Avenue) commencing at 10.00 am and continue to Woden Bus Station. Return services will depart the Expo every half an hour with the last service departing EPIC at 3.00pm.
Please refer to the below map for pick up and drop off points from City Bus Station platforms.
Free senior and concession off-peak bus travel – 2017 trial
Eligible senior and concession holders who travel using MyWay are reminded to take advantage free off peak travel between 9am – 4.30pm and after 6pm weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, as part of a 12 month trial.
To take advantage of free travel you just need to tap on and tap off the bus correctly using MyWay during the stated off peak periods. Passengers will need to ensure that their MyWay cards are in positive balance. Failure to tap off correctly will result in passengers being charged the default fare.
Your journey must commence by MyWay tap on, during the off peak period.
Am I eligible for a Seniors MyWay Card?
If you are an ACT permanent resident, aged 60 or over and not in paid employment for over 20 hours a week you are eligible for a Seniors MyWay Card.
What are the benefits of a Seniors MyWay Card?
- One card to carry
- Receiving discounts offered by Seniors Card business partners
- Easy options for adding value to your Transport Canberra MyWay card, including Direct Debit, BPay, in person and via telephone
- Tapping on and off ensures the cheapest fare is applied
- Online access to review your travel history and MyWay card balance
How do I get a Seniors MyWay Card?
Application forms for a Seniors MyWay Card are available from Access Canberra Service Centre, ACT Public Libraries or the Council on the Ageing Office. Please note applications are not available online. Your application will be witnessed by service centre, library or COTA staff, then you will be issued with a new Seniors Card.
What details are needed for my application?
When completing an application form, you are required to provide proof of age and residency. Acceptable forms of identification include:
- Proof of Age: Drivers Licence, Birth Certificate or Extract, Australian Passport
- Proof of Residency: Drivers Licence, ACT Government Invoice, Bank Papers, DSS Pension or DVA Pension Card.
What happens if I lose my card?
Seniors MyWay Card balances can be restored if the card is lost, stolen or damaged.