Public transport in Qld half price for some from today

Public transport will cost half as much for people looking for work and asylum seekers from Monday.

The changes are part of the Fairer Fares package.

Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Jackie Trad said the aim was to make it easier for people to get a job and new asylum seekers to feel like they’re part of the community.


“These fare concessions will encourage travel across the Queensland public transport network connecting job seekers with employment services and job interviews,” Ms Trad said.

“Asylum seekers who also rely on public transport to access important services like education and settlement support services will be able to apply.

“We have a responsibility to help those in our community who are often doing it tough while they are looking for work and accessing community services.”

People can apply via the TransLink website and, if eligible, the concession will be applied to their go card within 14 days or a concession card will arrive by mail within 14 business days.

Asylum seekers may also visit their Status Resolution Support Service.

Meanwhile, Queensland Rail has announced a new timetable for Easter, which will include reductions in services on the weekends.

From Good Friday to Easter Sunday night, buses will replace trains, running half-hourly, between Park Road and Kuraby on the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines, so works can be completed ahead of the Commonwealth Games.