For free off-peak travel on Monday to Friday, start your journey by tagging on before 6am, between 9am and 3.30pm, or after 7pm. This allows you free travel until the transfer period finishes, which is 2 hours for travel up to 4 zones and 3 hours for travel more than 4 zones.
If you tag on between 6am and 9am, or 3.30pm and 7pm, you will be charged a concession fare for that journey.
You must tag on and tag off to receive your free public transport entitlements. If you want to use your Carer, Aged and Disability Support Pensioner SmartRider card outside the free travel period, you need to add value to your card.