Changes to Student Fares in 2022

Student free travel bus passes 2022

Students who hold a Bus Pass for Free Travel with an expiry in 2021 and who are still eligible for free travel will need to reapply for a pass from 2022 onwards.

Students whose pass expires in 2021 will receive either an email or letter from State Growth in November, reminding them to reapply early if still eligible, to beat the rush. Due to the high volume of applications received each year, applications submitted in January may take longer to process.

Students with free travel eligibility applied to a Metro or Tassielink Greencard should retain their card.  If they are applying again and are eligible for free travel in 2022, their existing card will be updated.

Student fare increase 2022

Since 2017 the Tasmanian Government’s policy has been to increase the student fare by ten cents every second year, where an increase is supported by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). 

There has not been a student fare increase since 2019 because the fare increase scheduled for 2021 was deferred due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy.

This state-wide student fare increase is now to take effect in January 2022. The student cash fare will increase from $1.80 to $1.90, and the multi-trip or smartcard discounted fare will increase from $1.44 to $1.52.