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Check if you're eligible and apply for public transport concession or an International Student Travel Pass in Victoria.

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Concession myki

Sem 1 2024 – New process for getting a PTV Concession form

In Semester 1 2024, there are two ways to access your PTV Concession form. You can download a PTV form via myRMIT, or alternatively, your form will be automatically sent to your student email 2-3 business days after you have been identified as eligible for a PTV Concession based on your enrolment and aggregated load. Please see Eligibility and  How to apply for a PTV concession Myki below for more information.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Concession myki, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident AND
  • have an aggregated load of at least 75% in each half year period. To find your aggregated load, view your Statement of Enrolment in Enrolment Online.

You're also eligible if you're a student who:

  • has refugee status
  • is studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program
  • holds an Australian Awards Scholarship.

For more information, refer to the Public Transport Victoria website.
 

Ineligible students

You're ineligible for a Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Concession myki if you are a:

  • postgraduate student
  • international student*
  • New Zealand citizen*
  • PhD student
  • RMIT Online student
  • OUA student
  • apprentice or trainee
  • RMIT English Worldwide student
  • enrolled in less than 75% of a full load in a half year period.

*International students, New Zealand citizens and New Zealand Special Category Visa holders may be eligible to apply for an International Student Travel Pass. See the International Student Travel Pass tab for details.
 

How to apply for a PTV Concession Myki

Step 1. Add classes

Please make sure to enrol in a full-time study load to be eligible for a PTV Concession form.

Step 2. Apply for a student card  

If your student card photo has not been approved, a PTV Concession form cannot be generated, so make sure you order your student card. If you already have a valid student card, you do not need to order a new student card.  

Step 3. Get your PTV Concession form 

In Semester 1 2024, there are two ways to access your PTV Concession form: 

Download a PTV form from myRMIT 

24-48 hours after your student card photo has been approved, you can download your pre-populated PTV Concession Form by following the steps below. 

  1. Log in to myRMIT
  2. Select the myServices tab
  3. Select Print your PTV Concession Form

Receive a PTV Concession form to your student email 

Your pre-populated PTV Concession form will be automatically sent to your RMIT email account 2-3 business days after you have been identified as eligible for a PTV Concession based on your enrolment and aggregated load.  

Please search your RMIT email account using key words ‘Transport Concession form is attached’.  

If you cannot access your PTV Concession form via myRMIT or email and you believe you are eligible, please contact Student Connect via the Ask about PTV concession form

Step 4. Submit your form in person 

Complete your form and submit it in person to PTV at a Melbourne Premium Station (such as Flinders Street, Southern Cross and Melbourne Central stations), staffed V/Line station or PTV Hub. To find a PTV staffed station or hub, go to PTV customer service. To find out if a V/Line station is staffed, search on the V/Line website.

International Student Travel Pass (formerly known as iUSEpass)

More International Student Travel Passes available 6 March

A limited number of additional passes will be made available on 6 March 2024. The application form will be made available on this webpage on 6 March.

Eligible students can apply for the International Student Travel Pass which is a discounted annual pass for use on public transport in Victoria. International Student Travel Passes are available for 90-day, 180-day and 365-day periods.

There are limited numbers of International Student Travel Passes available each semester.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for an International Student Travel Pass, you must:

  • be an international student, New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Special Category Visa holder AND
  • be living in Australia AND
  • have an aggregated load of at least 75% for both the first and second half of the academic year (to find your aggregated load, view your Statement of Enrolment in Enrolment Online) AND 
  • have a current RMIT student ID card AND
  • be enrolled in a Bachelor, an Associate Degree, an Advanced Diploma or a Diploma program AND
  • the remaining duration of your enrolment in an eligible program must be at least 90 days (see Important! Pass duration below for more information on how your pass duration must reflect your duration of enrolment).

You may be eligible for an International Student Travel Pass if you're enrolled in a full-time study load in one of the following programs and have a student card:

  • a Certificate IV program with a guaranteed pathway to a higher qualification
  • an ELICOS program, and you apply for an International Student Travel Pass up to 12 weeks prior to commencing an eligible program.

 

Ineligible students

The following students are ineligible for an International Student Travel Pass:

  • Foundation Studies students
  • Postgraduate students
  • PhD students
  • RMIT Online and OUA students
  • Exchange students (might be eligible for a Public Transport Victoria (PTV) concession Myki)
  • Students who have debts to RMIT

 

Important! Pass duration

You can only hold an International Student Pass for a period of time that is less than or equal to the duration of your enrolment in an eligible program. This means, if you are due to complete your program in 6 months time (180 days time), you can only obtain and hold a 90 or 180 day pass.

As a student, it’s your responsibility to ensure your pass does not exceed the expiry date listed in your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) in accordance with International Student Travel Pass requirements.

 

How to apply for an International Student Travel Pass

  1. Open and complete the International Student Travel Pass Online Form (Please note: The application form is currently unavailable. A limited number of additional passes will be made available on 6 March 2024 and the application form will be made available on 6 March.)
  2. Click Submit.
  3. Your eligibility will be assessed in 5 working days. Once processed, a confirmation email will be sent to your RMIT student email account with your International Student Travel Pass code (note: your code will expire after 30 days, so if you haven't activate your International Student Travel Pass within 30 days, you will need to reapply)
  4. Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to create an account on the International Student Travel Pass website.
  5. Once your account has been created and your payment processed, your International Student Travel Pass will be posted to you by Public Transport Victoria (PTV).

Frequently asked questions

I received a half-year Transport Concession Form. How can I obtain a full year PTV Concession Form? 

Eligible students are issued either a half year or full year form, based on their enrolment load. To obtain a full year PTV Concession Form, you must be enrolled in at least 75% percent of a full-time load in each half of the calendar year (Semesters 1 and 2). Students who only enrol a single semester cannot obtain a yearly Transport Concession Form. 

If you enrol in more courses/subjects to meet this requirement before 1 July, a yearly PTV Concession Form will be emailed to your RMIT email address 24-48 hours after you increase your enrolment.   

Please note, all transport concession forms issued after 1 July will expire at the end of February the following year.  

 

Why was I sent two PTV Concession Forms? 

If you have been sent two forms, it is likely because you are enrolled in two programs at RMIT. Students are issued a form for each eligible program they are enrolled in. You only need to print, sign and lodge ONE form to receive a Concession Card. 

 

Can I use my RMIT student card to get discounted public transport? 

No, a student card cannot be used for transport concession discount.  

 

Can I use a Government-issued Health Care Card to get discounted public transport?   

Yes, if you hold a valid Health Care Card, you can use this to buy a Concession Myki.   

 

Can I use the Transport Concession Form issued by RMIT to apply for discounted public transport in states outside Victoria?  

No, the Transport Concession Form provided by RMIT can only be used to apply for Victorian Public Transport Concession. It cannot be used to apply for discounted public transport in other states.  

 

I am an exchange student. Am I eligible for a PTV Concession form?

If you are enrolled in a full-time study load in a Bachelor program, your PTV Concession form will be sent to your RMIT email account.

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