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Sample Tertiary Transport Concession Card

All tertiary/post-secondary students in Queensland are required to have a Tertiary Transport Concession Card (TTCC) as proof of eligibility to purchase and travel on a concession go card or concession paper ticket.

Application forms can be downloaded below. You should allow up to 15 business days (or three weeks) for your application to be processed.

A concession entitles the passenger to 50% off fares on approved public transport throughout Queensland.

You must always have your TTCC and student identification card with you when you travel on a concession fare. The TTCC does not replace your go card or paper ticket.

The TTCC is valid for up to 12 months (or the length of the student's course, if less than 12 months).

Grace period to purchase and travel on tertiary concession fares

From 2 February 2015 up to and including 31 March 2015, tertiary students can purchase and travel on a concession go card or concession paper ticket using their valid student ID card as proof of concession entitlement.

Concession go cards purchased during this period will be set with an expiry date of 31 March 2015Once you receive your TTCC card you will need to update the go card expiry date to the expiry date of your TTCC.

From 1 April 2015, all tertiary students will be required to carry their valid TTCC and student ID when purchasing and travelling on a tertiary concession fare. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Tertiary Transport Concession Card you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • reside in Queensland
  • be enrolled in and attending a course:
    • at a university, TAFE or other registered training organisation in Queensland (unless otherwise approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads) that is registered with the department; and 
    • that is approved by Centrelink for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance purposes, or studying at a post-graduate level
  • be a full time student enrolled on an internal basis. To be considered full-time:
    • a university student must be enrolled full-time, as deemed by their university; or
    • students attending an institution other than a university must be enrolled in a course of study requiring attendance at classes (or unpaid practical requirements) for at least 12 hours per week of classes for a minimum course duration of 12 weeks.

The following customers are not eligible for a TTCC:

  • interstate residents
  • part-time students
  • students undertaking all subjects externally, online or via correspondence
  • students enrolled in a course that is not 'approved' by Centrelink for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance purposes.

Apply for a Tertiary Transport Concession Card

It's simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Download the Tertiary Transport Concession Card application form.
  2. Complete and sign Part A of the TTCC application form; and
  3. Have Part B completed and authorised by your educational institution (administration and/or student services).
  4. Email (PDF file not exceeding 8MB) or post the completed, authorised TTCC application form to:

    tertiary@translink.com.au or

    Tertiary Transport Concession Card
    PO Box 1139
    Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Note: Some educational institutions may submit the completed application on your behalf.

You should allow up to 15 business days (three weeks) for your application to be processed.

 

If you are eligible, your TTCC will be posted to you.

If you are deemed ineligible, you will also be advised by mail.

Please  call 1800 336 678 or email tertiary@translink.com.au if more than 15 business days has passed since the department received your application and you have not received your card or advice.

Renew an expiring or expired Tertiary Transport Concession Card

If your TTCC is due to expire (check the expiry date printed on the front of your TTCC) and you still meet the eligibility criteria, you should apply to renew your TTCC before it expires.

The renewal process is the same as outlined in Apply for a Tertiary Transport Card.

Replace a lost, stolen or damaged Tertiary Transport Concession Card

If your TTCC has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must apply for a replacement card. 

The renewal process is the same as outlined in Apply for a Tertiary Transport Card.

Replace a defective or faulty Tertiary Transport Concession Card

If your TTCC is defective or faulty phone the department's contracted provider on 1800 336 678 or email tertiary@translink.com.au.

Information for educational institutions

To authorise TTCC applications for students, educational institutions must be registered with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

To register, complete the educational institution registration form and forward to the address on the form.

The Queensland Government reserves the right to withdraw an institution's registration if it is found that the institution is not complying with the department's policy, including eligibility requirements as stated on the application form.

For information on registering contact our call centre on 13 12 30.

More information

Contact our call centre on 13 12 30 or ask questions via our online form.