Secondary students aged 15 years or older are eligible for a concession fare.

School students aged 5 to 14 years fall under the child concession category.

Receiving concession fares

To receive a concession fare, students must:

  • carry an approved Queensland student photo identification card, or
  • wear an official Queensland school uniform.

As of Monday 22 January 2018 registered home education students 15 years and older who hold a valid Home Education Unit identification card are also eligible.

Students are not eligible for a concession if they hold:

  • an interstate secondary student identification card
  • an international or overseas secondary student identification card.

In certain circumstances, students may be eligible for the School Transport Assistance Scheme.

Students with a disability or enrolled in English as a second language course may be eligible for the Student Special Program Pass.

Student ID cards

Approved student identification cards are issued by educational institutions to students enrolled on a full-time basis.

Secondary student identification cards for students in:

  • years 7 to 11 are valid until 31 March of the following year
  • year 12 are valid until 31 December of the current year.

Home Education Unit ID cards are valid for 12 months from the date of registration. Please check the registration date and ensure you carry a valid ID card.

Using gocards in South East Queensland

Secondary and home education students can travel in South East Queensland using gocards. You must hold a valid student ID to buy a green concession go card online, at selected retailers, or over the phone.

Once you have your concession go card, please update its expiry date at the retailer. This will be set to the same expiry date as your student ID.

Updating expired go cards

To update expired go cards students must present a valid student ID along with their expired go card at selected retailers to update.

The go card expiry date will be set to the same expiry date on the student ID.

School leavers

Year 12 school leavers planning to do further study should hold on to their student ID card to continue to travel on concession fares.

If you live in South East Queensland and go on to further study, you can continue to travel on concession fares:

  • until 31 March 2019 by visiting selected go card retailers to extend your concession go card expiry date to 31 March 2019.
    You'll need to show your expired school student ID.
  • from 2019, as soon as you receive your new tertiary student ID:

If you are no longer eligible for post-secondary or tertiary concession fares, you'll need to travel on adult fares.

If you live in regional Queensland (outside the go card network) and go on to further study, you can continue to travel on concession fares:

  • until 31 March 2019 by showing your expired school student ID or new tertiary student ID
  • from 2019 as soon as you receive your new tertiary student ID, apply for a regional concession sticker to be applied to your ID.

If you are no longer eligible for post-secondary or tertiary concession fares, you'll need to travel on adult fares.

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