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 (6.9MB).

Student Special Pass program

Students with a disability, or students who are enrolled in a course for English as a second language, 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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