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 2016)

Offence Fine
Evade a fare $243
Fail to produce a ticket $243
Failure to state name, address or age to an Authorised Person $243
Failure to provide information about a relevant offence $243
Smoking on a Public Passenger Vehicle $243
Consumption of food/drink on a Public Passenger Vehicle $243
Create a disturbance or nuisance on or in Passenger Transport Infrastructure or Public Passenger Vehicle $487
Fail to obey a direction to leave or not enter Passenger Transport Infrastructure or Public Passenger Vehicle $487
Interfere with a vehicle or equipment $487
Person take animal that is not assistance animal on public passenger vehicle without permission $243
Failure to produce evidence of concessional entitlement $243
Placing feet on seat of rolling stock $243
Entering or leaving moving rolling stock $243
Opening external door of moving rolling stock $243
Placing a part of a person’s body out of a window or door of moving rolling stock $243
Entering or leaving a railway other than through a proper entrance or exit $243
Entering rolling stock not designated for passengers $243
Riding on the outside of rolling stock $243
Putting graffiti on a railway $243
Entering railway crossing whilst warning signal has/is sounded $243
Enter railway track other than for purpose for crossing one side to another $243
Spitting on platform, rolling stock or structure $243
Consumption of alcohol on a railway $121
Crossing of a railway tracks other than at a Railway crossing $243
Allowing an animal onto a railway $243
Leaving litter on a railway other than in container provided for that purpose $121
Occupying more than 1 seat on rolling stock $243
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 $243
Placing anything in the aisle where it may cause obstruction or injury $243
Selling, seeking business or conducting a survey on a railway $243
Playing a musical instrument or Operating sound equipment at a level likely to be a nuisance $243
Consuming food or drink on rolling stock $243
Smoking on a railway $243
Parking a vehicle other than in designated parking space $243
Failure to obey direction on a sign in relation to driving or parking $243
Driving a vehicle (other than a wheelchair) on a bridge, subway or platform $243
Drive on busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure designed for pedestrian use or Light Rail platform $243
Park on busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure except in authorised place $243
Failure to obey sign about driving or parking vehicle on busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure $243
Failure to enter or leave designated entry or exit $243
Take or allow animal on regulated area $243
Litter on regulated area $121
Drink alcohol on regulated area $243
Smoke in signed area of regulated area $243
Sell or seek business or conduct survey on regulated area $121
Play musical instrument or operate sound equipment on regulated area $121
Spit while on or in Public Passenger Vehicle or busway or Busway Transport Infrastructure or Light Rail platform $243

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.