Australians with a valid Seniors Card from any state or territory are eligible for a 50% concession fare.

In Queensland, the Seniors Card is issued by the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.

International seniors cards and senior business discount cards are not accepted.

To travel on a concession fare

Apply for a Seniors card + go

This is a single, convenient card for Queensland residents with a Seniors Card on one side and Translink senior go card on the other side.

Seniors Card +go is FREE so you won't pay the usual $5 refundable deposit.

To apply:

  • visit the Seniors Card website
  • call 13 74 68.
  • When you receive your Seniors card + go, you will need to visit a go card retailer and add a minimum of $5 credit to your card before you can travel.

Buy a Seniors go card

Visit your local go card retailer or Queensland Rail station ticket office with your Seniors Card, buy online or call us on 13 12 30.

You will need to pay a $5 refundable deposit and add a minimum of $5 credit to your card before you can travel.

Buy a concession paper ticket when you travel

Paper tickets can be bought:

  • from a ticket office at train stations during opening hours
  • from a fare machine at a major interchanges, busway, train or tram stations
  • onboard buses (currently regional areas only)

Services in South East Queensland are currently cashless. If you are paying with cash, you will need to purchase a ticket before boarding your service.

go card discounts

Travelling with a seniors go card offers additional discounts compared to a paper ticket.

  • cheaper faresgo card fares are at least 30% cheaper than paper tickets and if you travel off-peak you'll save a further 20%
  • 8 journeys then half price - Travel for half price after your 8th journey in a 7-day period (Monday to Sunday).
  • One, Two, Free - If you use your seniors go card for 2 journeys in one day, you can travel free for the rest of the day.
  • Council subsidised fares 

Council subsidised fares

Council areaBrisbane City CouncilGold Coast City Council
Mode of travelBrisbane City Council busesBrisbane City Council ferriesKinetic buses
Off-peak timesWeekdays
8.30am - 3.30pm
7pm - 6am
All day
8.30am - 3.30pm
7pm - 6am
Weekdays (incl. public holidays)
8.30am - 3.30pm
All day
Eligibility requirementsAll seniors*All seniors*All seniors who are Gold Coast residents#

*Brisbane City Council - To simply tap on/off with a senior go card or Seniors Card + go to receive the free travel initiative.

# City of Gold Coast - you must have a sticker pass on your Seniors go card. To apply visit City of Gold Coast.

Free Seniors and Veterans Bus Travel does not apply on Queensland Rail trains or on G:Link light rail services.

Accessibility and mobility

We are committed to reducing physical barriers to people using public transport.

All South East Queensland busway stations and G:link tram platforms are fully accessible including lifts, ramps and tactile ground surface indicators. Selected train stations and most CityCat terminals are also fully accessible.

Allocated spaces for wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available on all trains, trams and ferries and new buses. Low floor buses, ramps, and priority seating close to exits are also available.

Journey planning

Journey planning is available via this website or by downloading the MyTranslink app.

The MyTranslink app also lets you monitor your service in real-time and even lets you set a stop alert to remind you when you’re approaching your stop.

Our contact centre is also available 24 hours on 13 12 30 to answer any public transport questions or provide journey planning assistance.

Sample of Seniors Card

Sample of Seniors card +go