The cheapest and easiest way to use public transport in South East Queensland is with a go card. You can purchase a go card: 

Concession conditions for children and students are slightly different, but ticket prices are the same for both.  

Students 5-15 yrs

Child go card

Don't need a student ID card

Travel free on the weekends

Students 15 yrs and over

Student concession go card

Need a valid, Queensland student ID card, and to carry it while travelling, or be wearing a correct uniform

Concessions fares apply
(50% discount off full adult prices)

Additional assistance

School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS)

Students may be eligible for additional financial assistance under a program called STAS, which helps people who have financial and distance challenges.

If you meet any of the following criteria as a baseline, there are several types of categories to apply for assistance in.

  • have parents/guardians who are residents of Queensland
  • attend an approved school on a full-time basis
  • are younger than 19 years of age
  • are seeking transport assistance to and from one address only
  • are travelling at least 2 trips per week

For more information visit the STAS page, or download the STAS guide (7MB).

Student Special Pass program

Students with a disability, or students who are enrolled in a course for English as an additional language or dialect, may be eligible for the Student Special Program Pass.

Home school students

Students over 15yrs, undertaking education at home, are now eligible for concession cards with a valid Home Education Unit ID card. Home school students aged 5-14 use a Child go card.

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