GC seniors receive free bus travel for another four years

Gold Coast seniors will be able to travel free on local buses for another four years.

Mayor Tom Tate and the Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe made the announcement today, ahead of the delivery of the City Budget this Friday.

“Following its tremendous success, free seniors bus travel will now remain in effect until June 2020,” said Cr Tate.


“Thanks to an agreement with TransLink, we have now secured a deal which will provide seniors with free travel every week day between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

“With more than 26,000 already registered for this program, this is wonderful news for our city’s seniors. It improves their quality of life and empowers them to be more independent.”

Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed the deal to continue the popular senior scheme for another four years.

“For many seniors, public transport symbolises independence and the Queensland Government is proud to support the Council’s travel initiative for seniors of the Gold Coast,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

To be eligible for free bus travel, passengers must hold a TransLink Seniors red go card, be a Gold Coast resident and complete an application. Registered Free Travel Seniors are provided with a sticker to attach to their go card which they simply show to the bus driver when they board.