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Friday, 24 September 2021

Public transport in the City just got cheaper, actually, free in fact! As a family that's always on the go from A to Z and often in the City itself, we think this couldn't have come at a better time (School Holidays!).

With little kids and a baby who often gets tired little legs, this will be sure to ease their pain especially in the heat of the Summer and get us quicker to all those Melbourne Hot Spots listed on our website.

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In 2015, Victoria’s public transport network will be more focused on you than ever before.

With a new Free Tram Zone in Melbourne City and cheaper fares when travelling across Zone 1 and 2, getting around Melbourne has never been easier, or more affordable.

The new Free Tram Zone includes the area from the iconic Queen Victoria Market, across to Victoria Harbour in Docklands, up to Spring Street and over to Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.

Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you won’t need a myki, however, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader in the normal way to make sure you have a valid ticket.

The Free Tram Zone signs at tram stops will identify the boundaries of the zone.

Also in 2015, you will be able to travel on trains, trams and buses across Zones 1 and 2, for the price of a Zone 1 fare.

If you’re only travelling in Zone 2, you can still get the cheaper Zone 2 fare.

For customers travelling with a myki pass, from 1 January 2015, Zone 1 passes will no longer be sold. Instead you will be able to purchase a Zone 1 and 2 myki pass, which will cost the same as a Zone 1 pass.

Important note for customers purchasing a myki pass

To ensure you get the full benefit of the change, we encourage you to buy your new Zone 1 and 2 myki pass on or after 1 January 2015.

Until then, top up your myki to New Year’s Eve or the start of your Christmas holiday, then come back and travel with us in 2015, with a new pass and more savings in your pocket.

If your Zone 1 and 2 pass is already paid up beyond 1 January 2015, a reimbursement for the Zone 2 component of your pass will be available.

Public Transport Victoria, just another way we’re transforming your network.

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Last tram stops in the Free Tram Zone 

Stop number   Stop name   Route/s
124   Batman Park   96, 109, 12
1   Flinders Street & Queens Bridge   55
13   Federation Square   1-8, 16, 64, 67, 72
7   Flinders Street & Batman Avenue / Exhibition Street   70
8   Spring Street & Flinders Street   75
8   Spring Street & Collins Street   11, 31, 48, 109, 12
9   Spring Street & Bourke Street   86, 96
11   Victoria Parade & Nicholson Street   86, 96
10   Nicholson Street & Victoria Parade   30
8   Melbourne Central Station   1-8, 16, 64, 67, 72
7   Queen Victoria Market   19, 59
8   Peel Street & Victoria Street   57
10   Victoria Street & Peel Street   55

Key tourist attractions in the Free Tram Zone boundary:

 

  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Immigration Museum
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI)
  • Parliament House
  • Federation Square
  • State Library
  • Melbourne Observation Wheel
  • Medibank Icehouse

 

The following tourist attractions are outside the Free Tram Zone boundary, but within a five to 10 minute walk from the last stop inside the Free Tram Zone:

 

  • Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Crown Casino
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • MCG
  • National Sports Museum
  • Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Lygon Street
  • AAMI Park
  • Bridge Road, Richmond
  • Brunswick and Smith streets
  • Royal Botanic Gardens

 

Key tourist attractions are not within walking distance of the Free Tram Zone boundary and require tourists to get a myki

 

  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Werribee Zoo
  • Chapel Street
  • Luna Park and St Kilda

 

 

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