VICTORIAN Seniors Card holders can explore the whole state for free, with complimentary travel from October 8 to 15 as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.
Housing, Disability and Ageing Minister Martin Foley said the eight days of free public transport will help older Victorians get to as many festival activities and highlights as possible.
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.
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.
Approximately 140,000 older Victorians are expected to attend the 1500 events and activities which will be held state-wide for seniors to enjoy with family and friends.
This year’s festival celebrates diversity and inclusion and will provide a strong mix of social, cultural and educational events for older Victorians.
For more information about events and activities, visit seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival or pick up a free Victorian Seniors Festival program at any Coles store, local library, council office or neighbourhood house.
You can also call 1300 135 090 to have a program sent to you.