Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



9 April 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Cashless bus fares and fare amnesty extended

Current arrangements for cashless buses and the bus fare amnesty have been extended to Sunday 31 May 2020.

These arrangements were due to expire on Friday 10 April 2020.

To minimise person-to-person contact, all bus services across the state will remain cashless.

The fare amnesty is to provide time for passengers to access a smartcard and non-cash credit top up arrangements (where available), or other options for cashless payment.

Passengers without a smartcard should apply for one from their bus operator where available during this period.

Free travel during this period is not an invitation to undertake additional travel – passengers should restrict themselves to essential journeys.

Everyone is reminded that they must not use public transport if they are supposed to be in isolation or are unwell.



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