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Student SmartRider - the only way to access the 50 cent student fare

Primary and secondary students with Student SmartRider identification are entitled to use Transperth's 50 cent student fare. Students will pay a maximum of 50 cents when travelling to or from school on a Transperth bus, train or ferry or on any regional bus services, regardless of how many zones they travel.

Students can only obtain the Student 50 cent fare by using their Student SmartRider.

Student SmartRiders must also be presented as proof of concession entitlement on all Transperth, Transwa and regional town bus services.

Value can be added to Student SmartRiders to pay for Transperth fares, and tag on and off Transperth services.

  • Primary students
  • Secondary students
  • Interstate students
  • Up to Yr 12

Student SmartRider 50 cent fare - condition of travel

Students travelling on the SmartRider Student 50 cent fare must stand for adults, particularly adults with special needs (e.g. seniors, people with disabilities and pregnant women)

Failing to do so will not be entitled to travel on the 50 cent fare for a period of 30 days. These children will be asked to stand and comply with the rules for 50 cent travel by an Authorised Officer, but if they fail to comply, their 50 cent fare option will be suspended. The 30 day suspension period will come into effect seven days after the student has been issued with a suspension notice.

During this 30 day period students can continue to use their SmartRider but they will be charged at the concession fare rate for the zones they travel. 

This measure has been taken to ensure students using the cheap 50 cent fare give up their seats to persons either travelling on a full adult fare or who are regarded by Transperth as having a priority for a seat on its services.

For more information regarding this condition of travel, call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TTY: 9428 1999, TIS: 13 14 50).

Primary students, seconday students, tertiary students and seniors may purchase concession cash tickets from their bus driver or from ticket-vending machines at all stations.
NOTE: Minimum add value amount is $10. SmartRider card fees or any added value are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another person's SmartRider.
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