New bus fares are in force as of 1 July 2009. Bus fares will increase by an average 11 per cent and university students will no longer be eligible for a student fare, instead having to pay the concession fare rate.
From 1 July 2009, tertiary students will now pay a Concession Fare. A tertiary student is eligible for a concession fare if they are a full time student attending an accredited tertiary education institution.
Valid Student Identification
Students must show the driver a valid student identification (ID) card to use concession fares. The ID must:
- be issued by the Tertiary Institution
- have full-time marked on the student ID card
- include photo identification
Concession fares are half the price of adult fares and can be used 7 days a week.
Cyclists / ACTION Bike Rack Users
From 1 July 2009, cyclists who use an ACTION bike rack will be required to pay a passenger fare to travel.
ACTION Gold Card
There is no change to ACTION’s Gold Card. Canberrans 75 years of age or older are eligible for free travel at any time when using an ACTION Gold Card. To apply for an ACTION Gold Card, click here
The new fare rates are available for inspection on the ACTION website.