Victorian Seniors Card holders can enjoy complimentary travel from October 8 to 15 as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.
This is the first year where the eight days of free public transport has been extended to V/Line travel, in addition to all other metropolitan and regional services.
The free travel applies to Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses and regional trains, coaches and buses.
Seniors need to carry their Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with them and touch on and off as usual. Seniors will not be charged during the eight days of free public transport.
About 140000 older Victorians are expected to attend the 1500 events and activities, which will bestatewide for seniors to enjoy with family and friends.
The Seniors Festival also recognises the generosity of many older Victorians who give so much of their time to volunteer services.
Volunteers in Victoria figures show 40 per cent of seniors aged between 65 and 74 volunteered in some way in 2014.