Seniors using myki receive a number of benefits including concession fares on public transport during the week and free travel on Saturdays and Sundays in two consecutive zones in metropolitan Melbourne (zones 1 and 2) and on regional town bus services.
Using myki ensures you always pay the lowest fare for your trip.
- Use your myki to travel on public transport seven days a week.
- myki automatically charges you a concession fare when you touch on and touch off during the week.
- You never pay more than the seniors daily cap of $3.80 for unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne (Zones 1 and 2) on a weekday.
- You pay nothing for unlimited travel in two consecutive zones, for example Zones 1 and 2, on Saturdays and Sundays.
- You must have a positive balance to touch on, even if you are travelling free on a weekend.
- Using myki saves you money compared to buying daily tickets.
- Carry your Victorian Seniors Card as proof of your concession entitlement.
If you are eligible for a Victorian Seniors Card, but do not currently have one, see below for information about how to get your free seniors myki card.
Getting your myki
How to get a seniors myki card
To be eligible for a seniors myki card, you need to be registered for the Victorian Seniors Card.
You will receive a free seniors myki card by ticking the appropriate box when completing the Victorian Seniors Card Application Form.
Seniors who are already a Seniors Card holder, must use the Free Weekend Travel Form to obtain their free Seniors myki.
Seniors who are not yet a Seniors Card holder but are applying for a Seniors Card, can at the same time apply for a free Seniors myki by completing and lodging the Seniors Card Application Form.
You will receive an unregistered seniors myki card with no value on it. You must top up before you travel. Register your myki card to receive additional benefits such as balance protection.
Can I apply online?
You cannot obtain a free seniors myki online because a signed application for either the Victorian Seniors Card or myki Free Weekend Travel form is required. You can purchase an unregistered seniors myki card online for $3.00.
myki fares - daily cap and seniors daily cap
myki only charges 2-hour fares and daily caps apply for travel. The daily cap is the maximum fare charged on any given day for unlimited travel in any given zone(s). The daily cap is two 2-hour fares for the zone(s) in which you travel.
Example 1: A senior making multiple trips within Zone 1 will pay no more than $3.50 on any given day. This is the same as two 2-hour myki money concession fares of $1.75.
Example 2: A senior making multiple trips within Zone 2 will pay no more than $2.42 on any given day. This is the same as two 2-hour myki money concession fares of $1.21.
Seniors have a special daily cap amount for weekday travel in Zones 1 and 2.
The seniors daily cap on weekdays is $3.80 for unlimited travel in Zones 1 and 2. This means that no matter how many trips you make in these zones during one day, you never pay more than $3.80. See the myki fares tables .
Free Weekend Travel
Using a seniors myki card means you pay nothing for unlimited travel in two consecutive zones, for example Zones 1 and 2, on Saturdays and Sundays.
To access your free travel entitlement, your seniors myki card must have a positive myki money balance. If you have no myki money, you must top up in order to travel on a Saturday or Sunday.
The minimum amount you can top up is $1.00, by using a myki machine or visiting a retail outlet.
Proof of concession entitlement
To be eligible for a seniors myki card, you need to be registered for the Victorian Seniors Card. Apply for a Victorian Seniors Card . A Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card does not qualify you for a concession fare.
Seniors from other Australian states or territories
If you are visiting from interstate, you should buy a concession myki and carry your Seniors Card when travelling as proof of your concession entitlement.
Replacing your myki
What happens if my myki stops working, or is lost/stolen?
The replacement process depends on the reason why you need a replacement. Find out more about replacing a myki .
If your seniors myki card is registered prior to being lost or stolen, your card balance is protected from the moment you report it missing by calling the myki call centre or via your myki online account.