Half price public transport for international students in Melbourne from 2015Victoria is set to become an even more attractive destination for overseas students through a new scheme that offers a 50 per cent discount on annual public transport tickets for international students.
“We are proud of the high quality educational experience we can offer international students and we are committed to ensuring they also have a safe and rewarding time in Melbourne and Victoria and every opportunity to enjoy our acclaimed quality of life,” Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher.
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said the initiative would provide a 50 per cent discount on annual public transport tickets covering trains, trams and buses for all eligible international students.
“Victoria’s scheme will make available discounted tickets in all metropolitan travel zones, including Zone 1 only which covers inner Melbourne, as well as within regional centres,” Mr Mulder said.
“The scheme will be trialled from 2015 for three years in partnership with education providers to reduce transport costs for eligible students in eligible Melbourne metropolitan and country educational institutions.
“This will make international students feel even more welcome when they come to study in Victoria and enhance our reputation as a world leading international student city.
“An overseas student will now save up to $1105 per year traveling across the greater city of Melbourne,” Mr Mulder said.
For further information: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/concessions/international-students
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Date posted: 06 Mar 2014