2008 Sunday Pass

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On Friday the 17th of October 2008, the Public Transport Minister announced the intoduction of a new, free Sunday pass available to Victorians who receive a Disability Support Pension or a Carer Payment and are under the age of 60. Free travel is provided in the form of a Sunday Pass Metcard which is valid on trains, trams and buses travelling within Zones 1+2 in metropolitan Melbourne and also on town bus services in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.
Application forms are available at premium stations, staffed V/Line stations, The MetShop and Metcard agents.
Applicants must fill out a form and show identification and evidence that they receive a Disability Pension or Carers Payment. The Sunday Pass can then be issued on the spot at a Premium stations or 14 days after mailing in their form. According to the media release at least 160,000 Victorians would be eligible for this pass. To quote from the application form "the Sunday pass is valid for free transport on Sundays for 23 months after the first validation".

The free Sunday travel commenced on the 26th October 2008.