Eligible for Concessions

Eligible for Concessions

The below concessions types are eligible for travel discounts, click for further information.

To check the eligibility for any other concession types not listed please contact our Customer Contact Centre.

Queensland Pensioner

Eligible Cards for Queensland Pensioners

Pensioners are unable to book online, please use our request form to make your booking or call us on 1300 131 722.

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Queensland Resident Pension Card holders are entitled to four (4) Queensland Pension rail entitlements each calendar year. To use your entitlements you will need to have a valid Queensland Pension Concession Card (PCC) at the time of ticketing.

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Queensland Pension Concession Card
QLD PCC
(Issued by Department of Human Services)

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Queensland Pension Concession Card
QLD PCC
(Issued by Department of Veteran Affairs)

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  Find out more about Pensioner Concession Travel

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Australian Pensioner

Eligible Cards for Australian Pensioners

Bookings are unable to be made online, please use our request form to make your booking or call us on 1300 131 722.

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On presentation of a current Pension Concession Card (PCC), interstate pensioners receive a discount of 25% off* the full adult rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services. Meals and upgrades to sleepers are additional costs.

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Interstate Pension Concession Card
PCC

(NSW example card shown)

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Seniors

Eligible Cards for Seniors

Bookings are unable to be made online, please use our request form to make your booking or call us on 1300 131 722.

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On presentation of a current Australian state or territory Government Seniors Card, customers will receive a discount of up to 50% off* the full adult rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services. Meals and upgrades to sleeping berths are additional costs.

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Australian State Government Seniors Card
Valid for Queensland or other interstate cardholders.

Go Card version only issued in Queensland.

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On presentation of a current Seniors Business Discount Card, customers will receive a discount of up to 15% off* the full adult rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services. Meals and upgrades to sleeping berths are additional costs.

Queensland Seniors Business Discount Cards and Carer Business Discount Cards

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On presentation of a current National Seniors Card, customers will receive a discount of up to 15% off* the full adult rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services. Meals and upgrades to sleeping berths are additional costs.

National Seniors Australia

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On presentation of a current New Zealand Seniors Card, customers will receive a discount of up to 15% off* the full adult rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services. Meals and upgrades to sleeping berths are additional costs.

New Zealand Seniors Concession Cards

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Queensland Resident Veterans and Carer / Companion Concessions

Eligible Cards

Bookings are unable to be made online, please use our request form to make your booking or call us on 1300 131 722.

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Queensland residents in possession of a Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs Repatriation Health Card - For All Conditions (Gold), that is embossed with Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) or Extreme Disability Adjustment (EDA) must hold a TPI or a TPI/EDA Veteran Travel Pass to gain access to their entitlements on selected public transport.

Veterans in possession of a TPI or TPI/EDA Veterans Travel Pass are entitled to one return journey on Queensland Rail Travel long distance rail services each fortnight.

The travel entitlement covers Business, Premium Economy and Economy Seats. Cardholders are required to pay additional charges for sleepers or meals. Travel is only available within Queensland. To receive concessional travel outside of Queensland, the cardholder must present a current Queensland Pension Concession card or Queensland Government Seniors card.

If the cardholder exceeds their entitlement for the fortnight, they are entitled to half fare travel as often as they wish. The cardholder is required to produce their TPI or TPI/EDA Veteran Travel Pass when purchasing a Queensland Rail Travel Ticket.

TPI/EDA Veteran Travel Pass Photo ID
Queensland Government only.

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The TPI or TPI/EDA Veterans Travel Pass is not transferable and travel entitlements are only for the cardholder, they do not extend to spouses/partners, dependents or carers. All spouses and partners of Qld TPI or EDA veterans that do not hold a Queensland Pension Concession Card are required to obtain a confirmation letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to access their four (4) annual rail travel entitlements.

 

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Companion Card
Photo ID issued in the name of the customer with the permanent disability.
All Australian State Companion Cards are accepted.

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Commonwealth DVA Health Card
Endorsed War Widow only.
(Also known as Gold Card)
Queensland Residents only.

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Customers with this concession card receive the same rail entitlements as a Queensland Resident Pension Concession Card holder.

 

Queensland Resident Blinded Ex-Service Personnel

On presentation of a Queensland Rail Travel Pass (Photo included), or an authorisation letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs, Queensland resident Blinded Ex-Service Personnel may receive free travel for the blinded ex-service personnel and their guide/carer.  This pass is available for travel on all Queensland Rail Travel services and includes sleepers. Additional costs apply for meals and other ancillary products. 

 

Students

Eligible Cards for Students

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To receive a discounted student fare on Queensland Rail Travel, a valid student identification card must be presented for all customers aged 16 years and over. Customers under 16 years of age are classified as children, and travel at the child rate.

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Queensland Full-Time Tertiary and Secondary Students

Students over 16 years.

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Translink Sticker To apply for a tertiary concession sticker visit the TransLink website.

 

International Student Identification Card
(ISIC)

Card must be the STUDENT version.

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International Identity Card - Full Time Student.
ISE

Card must state FULL TIME STUDENT.

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Backpackers

Eligible Cards for Backpackers

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International Backpacker discounted fares on Queensland Rail travel services are available to bona fide overseas backpackers visiting Australia. A valid international passport and backpacker identification is required to qualify for this discount. Identification includes a backpacker membership card and/or a working holiday or work and holiday visa valid up to 1 year (Subclass 417/462). 

International backpackers without this identification are not eligible for a backpacker fare.

Travel passes are also available for international visitors. Find out more about Travel Passes.

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International Backpacker

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