Free public transport for veterans during commemorative events

Released 05/11/2019 - Joint media release

To acknowledge the contribution made by veterans and their families, veterans in the ACT will have access to free public transport for a week from Remembrance Day 2019 and a week from ANZAC Day 2020.

Minister for Seniors and Veterans Gordon Ramsay said that free travel during in the lead up to days of significance was just one of the ways that the Government could thank veterans for their service.

“Free travel during these periods will help to encourage and support veterans participating in commemorative events, and recognise those who have served our country,” Minister Ramsay said

“We hope that this initiative will support our veterans at a time when we stop to recognise their contribution to Canberra and Australia.”

Minister for Transport and City Services Chris Steel said that he was pleased to be able to offer veterans a free transport option during significant events.

“This is a great opportunity for more veterans to experience our bus and light rail network and is a small gesture of appreciation from the Canberra community for veterans young and old,” Minister Steel said.

Veterans will be able to travel for free on Transport Canberra buses and light rail services from Monday 11 November to Sunday 17 November, and from Saturday 25 April to Friday 1 May 2020. Veterans will need to carry a Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued Health Card, Veteran Card or a current ADF ID card.

There are no changes to other concessions during these periods, including for veterans who are already eligible for free travel.

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