Se­niors can travel for free

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Co­bram Se­niors Card hold­ers can ex­plore the whole state for free, with com­pli­men­tary travel from Oc­to­ber 8 to 15 as part of the 35th Vic­to­rian Se­niors Fes­ti­val.

Hous­ing, Dis­abil­ity and Age­ing Min­is­ter Martin Fo­ley said the eight days of free pub­lic trans­port would help older Vic­to­ri­ans get to as many fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties and high­lights as pos­si­ble.

The free travel ap­plies to Mel­bourne’s trains, trams and buses and re­gional trains, coaches and buses.

Se­niors need to carry their se­niors myki and Vic­to­rian Se­niors Card with them and touch on and off as usual.

Se­niors will not be charged dur­ing the eight days of free pub­lic trans­port.

This is the first year where the eight days of free pub­lic trans­port has been ex­tended to V/Line travel, in ad­di­tion to all other metropoli­tan and re­gional ser­vices.

About 140 000 older Vic­to­ri­ans are ex­pected to at­tend the 1500 events and ac­tiv­i­ties which will be held statewide for se­niors to en­joy with fam­ily and friends.

This year’s fes­ti­val cel­e­brates di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion and will pro­vide a strong mix of so­cial, cul­tural and ed­u­ca­tional events for older Vic­to­ri­ans.

For more in­for­ma­tion about events and ac­tiv­i­ties, visit se­nior­son­­ti­val or pick up a free Vic­to­rian Se­niors Fes­ti­val pro­gram at your lo­cal li­brary, coun­cil of­fice or neigh­bour­hood house. You can also phone 1300 135 090 to have a pro­gram sent to you.

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