When travelling on the TransLink network, it is important to follow our conditions of travel, which include but are not limited to:

  • All passengers must have a valid go card, seeQ or go explore card, or paper ticket.
  • Customers travelling on a concession fare must carry their valid concession entitlement card.
  • No smoking in a public passenger vehicle or on public transport infrastructure.
  • No food or drink in a public passenger vehicle.

South East Queensland conditions of travel (PDF, 95KB)

Cairns conditions of travel (PDF, 95KB)

qconnect conditions of travel (PDF, 77KB)

Passengers may be fined by an Authorised Person for committing a public transport offence.

(Current as of 1 July 2017)

Offence Fine
Evade a fare $252
Fail to produce a ticket $252
Failure to state name, address or age to an Authorised Person $252
Failure to provide information about a relevant offence $252
Smoking on a Public Passenger Vehicle $252
Consumption of food/drink on a Public Passenger Vehicle $252
Create a disturbance or nuisance on or in Passenger Transport Infrastructure or Public Passenger Vehicle $504
Fail to obey a direction to leave or not enter Passenger Transport Infrastructure or Public Passenger Vehicle $504
Interfere with a vehicle or equipment $504
Person take animal that is not assistance animal on public passenger vehicle without permission $252
Failure to produce evidence of concessional entitlement $252
Placing feet on seat of rolling stock $252
Entering or leaving moving rolling stock $252
Opening external door of moving rolling stock $252
Placing a part of a person’s body out of a window or door of moving rolling stock $252
Entering or leaving a railway other than through a proper entrance or exit $252
Entering rolling stock not designated for passengers $252
Riding on the outside of rolling stock $252
Putting graffiti on a railway $252
Entering railway crossing whilst warning signal has/is sounded $252
Enter railway track other than for purpose for crossing one side to another $252
Spitting on platform, rolling stock or structure $252
Consumption of alcohol on a railway $126
Crossing of a railway tracks other than at a Railway crossing $252
Allowing an animal onto a railway $252
Leaving litter on a railway other than in container provided for that purpose $126
Occupying more than 1 seat on rolling stock $252
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 $252
Placing anything in the aisle where it may cause obstruction or injury $252
Selling, seeking business or conducting a survey on a railway $252
Playing a musical instrument or Operating sound equipment at a level likely to be a nuisance $252
Consuming food or drink on rolling stock $252
Smoking on a railway $252
Parking a vehicle other than in designated parking space $252
Failure to obey direction on a sign in relation to driving or parking $252
Driving a vehicle (other than a wheelchair) on a bridge, subway or platform $252
Drive on busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure designed for pedestrian use or Light Rail platform $252
Park on busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure except in authorised place $252
Failure to obey sign about driving or parking vehicle on busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure $252
Failure to enter or leave designated entry or exit $252
Take or allow animal on regulated area $252
Litter on regulated area $126
Drink alcohol on regulated area $252
Smoke in signed area of regulated area $252
Sell or seek business or conduct survey on regulated area $126
Play musical instrument or operate sound equipment on regulated area $126
Spit while on or in Public Passenger Vehicle or busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure or Light Rail platform $252

New tobacco laws

From 1 September 2016, smoking is banned at public transport waiting areas and within a five meter buffer zone beyond the waiting area.

A person is considered to be within the five metre buffer zone if they are in a queue that starts at the public transport waiting point. It is an offence to smoke anywhere in a bus queue, even if the queue extends beyond five metres from the bus stop sign.

You can call 13QGOV (13 74 68) to report a possible breach of the law.

For more information visit the Queensland Health website.