Conditions of travel


Conditions of travel (PDF, 40KB)

Travel using any TransLink train, bus, ferry and tram service is only permitted with a valid go card, SEEQ card or TransLink paper ticket or pass.

All TransLink ticketing products remain the property of TransLink and are not transferable from one customer to another.

The following are examples of passenger conduct which may constitute a breach of the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 (this list is not exhaustive and other conditions apply).

  • A passenger must ensure his/her go card is touched on when travelling.
  • A passenger must not evade, or attempt to evade, payment of the required fare for the intended journey.
  • A concession/child paper ticket holder, or a concession, seniors or child go card holder must be in possession of a valid concession entitlement card.
  • A passenger must produce a valid ticket or go card and a valid concession entitlement card (if applicable) when requested to do so, by a driver, ticket seller or authorised person.
  • A passenger must not smoke (including electronic cigarettes) in a public passenger vehicle.
  • A passenger must not consume food or drink in a public passenger vehicle.
  • A passenger must not interfere with a public passenger vehicle, service equipment or a public passenger service.
  • A passenger must not bring an animal on to a public passenger vehicle unless it is an approved guide or assistance animal.
  • A passenger must not create a nuisance or disturbance on a railway or public passenger vehicle.
  • A passenger must supply his/her name, address and age to an authorised person when requested.
  • A passenger must not obstruct an authorised person in the exercise of a power.

Fines for public transport offences

(Current as of 1 July 2015)

Offence Fine
Evade a fare $235
Fail to produce a ticket $235
Failure to state name, address or age to an AP $235
Failure to provide information about a relevant offence $235
Smoking on a Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) $235
Consumption of food/drink on a Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) $235
Create a disturbance or nuisance on or in Passenger transport infrastructure (PTI)  or Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) $471
Fail to obey a direction to leave or not enter PTI or PPV $471
Interfere with a vehicle or equipment $471
Person take animal that is not assistance animal on public passenger vehicle W/O permission $235
Failure to produce evidence of concessional entitlement $235
Placing feet on seat of rolling stock $235
Entering or leaving moving rolling stock $235
Opening external door of moving rolling stock $235
Placing a part of a person’s body out of a window or door of moving rolling stock $235
Entering or leaving a railway other than through a proper entrance or exit $235
Entering rolling stock not designated for passengers $235
Riding on the outside of rolling stock $235
Putting graffiti on a railway $235
Entering railway crossing whilst warning signal has/is sounded $235
Enter railway track other than for purpose for crossing one side to another $235
Spitting on platform, rolling stock or structure $235
Consumption of alcohol on a railway $117
Crossing of a railway tracks other than at a Railway crossing $235
Allowing an animal onto a railway $235
Leaving litter on a railway other than in container provided for that purpose $117
Occupying more than 1 seat on rolling stock $235
Bringing onto rolling stock designed for passengers a sizeable object that cannot be put: (a) under the seat; or (b) in an overhead rack; or (c) in a designed storage area $235
Placing anything in the aisle where it may cause obstruction or injury $235
Selling, seeking business or conducting a survey on a railway $235
Playing a musical instrument or Operating sound equipment at a level likely to be a nuisance $235
Consuming food or drink on rolling stock $235
Smoking on a railway $235
Parking a vehicle other than in designated parking space $235
Failure to obey direction on a sign in relation to driving or parking $235
Driving a vehicle (other than a wheelchair) on a bridge, subway or platform $235
Drive on busway or BTI designed for pedestrian use or LR platform $235
Park on busway or BTI except in authorised place $235
Failure to obey sign about driving or parking vehicle on busway or BTI $235
Failure to enter or leave designated entry or exit $235
Take or allow animal on regulated area $235
Litter on regulated area $117
Drink alcohol on regulated area $235
Smoke in signed area of regulated area $235
Sell or seek business or conduct survey on regulated area $117
Play musical instrument or operate sound equipment on regulated area $117
Spit while on or in PPV or busway or BTI or LR platform $235

AP (Authorised Person)
BTI (Busway Transport Infrastructure)
LR (Light Rail)