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Senior Victorians will be able to enjoy free public transport this month in a bid to encourage residents to get out to support regional tourism.
From March 21 to 28, seniors and carer card holders will have free transport on trains, buses, trams and regional V/Line services.
Due to the COVID pandemic and lockdown, the 2020 seniors week celebrations in Victoria were cancelled.
“Last year we weren’t encouraging people to get out and about,” Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan said.
Those who are eligible for the free transport must carry their Myki with them, but they will not be charged for touching on and off.
The eight-day free transport will go ahead as long as there are no COVID restrictions in place.
There will be another free travel week for seniors in October.
In Victoria, everyone who takes public transport must wear a fitted face mask.
“We are encouraging older Victorians and carers to enjoy all the fantastic sites our beautiful state has to offer,” Donnellan said.
“Free public transport is a great opportunity for older Victorians and carers to support regional tourism.”
Donnellan said bookings for longer public transport trips to regional Victoria would open on Tuesday March 2.
This article first appeared on 7news.com.au
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