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Free Travel with Student SmartRider

Mon 05 Feb


From Monday 5 February, Students with a valid Student SmartRider can travel for free on Transperth or TransRegional services for any journey Monday - Friday, until the end of the school year.

Remember, your child must tag on and off each journey to receive the free travel. 

Find out more below: 

Who can travel free?

Primary and secondary school students with a valid Student SmartRider. Students must tag on and off each journey to receive free travel. 

Where can I get a Student SmartRider?

Primary school students can order a Student SmartRider online through Monitor WA: SmartRider | MonitorWA or by using the manual application form.

For high school students, if your school is a participating school or registered for online ordering, please ask your school’s administration about obtaining a card. If your school is not a participating school you may be able to order a Student SmartRider online through Monitor WA: SmartRider | MonitorWA or you'll need to complete the manual application form.

What if I don't get my Student SmartRider until the end of February?

Given some schools student’s don’t get their SmartRiders until the end of February, if a student does not have a SmartRider on 5 February they will be allowed to travel for free without a valid ticket, however, from 1 March students must have their Student SmartRider to travel for free, or purchase a cash ticket.

When students have received their Student SmartRider they should start using it immediately by tagging on and off each journey to avoid their SmartRider from falling off the activation list. 

Do I need to have value on my SmartRider to receive free travel

No, however SmartRiders must not have a negative balance.  

Does the free travel include the school holiday periods?

Yes, the free travel includes public holidays and school holidays during the school year. Concession fares apply on the weekend and during the summer school holidays only.

Do Tertiary SmartRider holders get free travel too?

No, this only applies to students who have a Student SmartRider. Tertiary SmartRider holders will continue to receive the current concession fare.

For more information, call 13 62 13.

Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.

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