To be eligible for a Victorian public transport concession card you must be studying full time; i.e. in each semester you are studying 36 credit points (higher education programs) or at least 270 hours (vocational education programs).

For details, refer to the PTV website.

Before you apply, make sure the scheme benefits you financially based on your personal travel habits!

Ineligible students

The following students are not eligible and cannot apply for this scheme:

  • postgraduate students
  • international students
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Study Abroad Students.

International students and New Zealand citizens/permanent residents and undergraduate Study Abroad students may be eligible to apply for iUSEpass.

Exchange students

In addition to following the instructions below, you will need to request a letter from the Global Experience Office to accompany your application.  

You can contact the Global Experience Office at RMIT Connect on the City Campus.

Download your application form

24–48 hours after your student card photo has been approved, you can download your pre-populated application form via myRMIT.

  • Log in to myRMIT.
  • Select the myServices tab.
  • Select Print your transport concession form
  • If you can’t see the link to your application form, check if you’re eligible. If you’re not eligible, it won’t appear. 

Eligible international students and New Zealand citizens/permanent residents can apply for a discounted annual pass for use on public transport in Victoria.

iUSEpass stands for International Undergraduate Student Education Pass and is a Public Transport Victoria (PTV) scheme that entitles eligible students to a half price annual PTV pass.

Is iUSEpass right for you?

Before applying make sure you will benefit from the scheme. To help you decide, use the tips on page two of the iUSEpass application.

To be eligible for iUSEPass you must:

  • be an international student or New Zealand citizen/permanent resident, and
  • studying full time, i.e. in each semester you are studying 36 credit points (higher education programs) or at least 270 hours (vocational education programs), and
  • have your student card, and
  • be enrolled in either a full-time undergraduate program (Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree) or a higher vocational education program (Advanced Diploma or Diploma), or
  • be currently enrolled in a vocational education certificate level program and have a future commitment, as part of a package offer, to study a program that is eligible for an iUSEpass, or
  • be currently enrolled in an ELICOS program and applying for an iUSEpass up to 12 weeks prior to commencing a program that is eligible for an iUSEpass.

* SAUGD students must be here for two semesters. SAUGD students here for only one semester are not eligible.

** All students in the final semester of their final RMIT program are not eligible. International students enrolled in only one semester are not eligible unless they also have an offer in iApply for a future eligible program (e.g. they are completing a Diploma in Semester 1 and have a conditional offer for a Bachelor in Semester 2).

How to apply

  1. Complete and submit your iUSEpass application online to RMIT Connect.
  2. Once processed, your discount code will be sent to your RMIT student email account.
  3. When you get the email with your code, you’ll need to create an account on the iUSEpass website. Instructions will be in the email.
  4. PTV will mail your iUSEpass to you when your payment has been processed.