International & New Zealand undergraduate students are able to buy a half-price annual public transport pass for the zone/s in which they study. As a La Trobe international or New Zealand undergraduate student studying on the Melbourne or Bendigo campuses, you may be eligible to purchase either a zone 1 plus 2 pass or zone 2 pass only for use on Melbourne's public transport network or a zone 13 pass for use in Bendigo. This includes discounted travel on trains, buses and trams (if available) within your purchased zone and it lasts for 365 days from the day you first activate your Myki card (http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/concessions/international-students/).
You are eligible for either a Zone 1 plus 2, zone 2 only or zone 13 (Bendigo region) iUSEpass if you are an international or New Zealand student enrolled in and currently studying one of the following Australian qualifications on a full-time basis on campus at La Trobe University:
- Diploma; Advanced diploma; Associate degree; or Bachelor degree (including Bachelor degree Honours)
- Have a valid La Trobe Student Identification (ID) card
- Are enrolled on campus
An iUSEpass reduces the cost of a full fare annual pass by 50%, you could potentially save up to $750 per year (conditions apply). The iUSEpass allows you to save money and travel as much as you want throughout the day.
Upfront payment is required for the entire 12 months. The cost is half price of the usual yearly pass. The 2016 prices are:
- $760.50 for zones 1 & 2
- $526.50 for zone 2 only
- $507.00 for zone 13 only (Bendigo)
Examples of cost savings
Jeiyu travels to the Melbourne Campus (Zones 1 & 2) three times a week for 30 weeks. Each day of travel would cost $7.80 per day. The total cost of paying per day would be $702.00. If you buy a zone 1 and 2 iUSEpass your total cost (upfront) will be $760.50.
Mary travels to the Melbourne Campus (Zone 2 only) three times a week for 30 weeks. Each day of travel would cost $5.40 per day. The total cost of paying per day would be $486.00. If you buy a zone 2 iUSEpass your total cost (upfront) will be $526.50.