Public Transport Travel Concessions
Individual students may be eligible for Public Transport Travel Concessions, please see below for further details.
You can check your eligibility and print your Student Travel Concession form through the Student Travel Concession system which you can also access via StudentConnect under 'Personal details'. If you are eligible, you can print a copy and take it to your nearest participating Public Transport Office for processing.
Deakin students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or students with refugee status or studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program, are eligible for a concession, as long as they are studying full time, in an on campus undergraduate course.
Deakin students are issued concession cards for the calendar year in which they are enrolled. If the Student Travel Concession system says you are ineligible for a concession card or you are given a six month concession card you may be enrolled incorrectly, or are enrolled as a part time student for part of the year. If you believe you are entitled to a concession card for the full calendar year please contact Student Central.
International students - iUSEpass
An International Undergraduate Student Education Pass (iUSEpass) is a simple way for eligible, international students to save money on public transport.
The iUSEpass entitles you to a 50% discount on the price of an annual transport pass. It allows unlimited travel for 365 days from the date of first use. The pass is for a whole year and allows you to travel on trains, buses and trams (if available). Upfront payment is required for the entire 12 months.
To check if you will save money you can use the iUSEpass calculator at Public Transport Victoria.
Choosing your zones for an iUSEpass
Depending on where you want to travel, you can choose to buy a pass to travel in various zones. Here are the relevant zones to Deakin and the 2019 annual costs.
- Zones 1 and 2 (all suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne) - $877.50
- Zone 2 only (the outer suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne) - $585.00
- Regional zone (for example Geelong or Warrnambool) - $507.00
Important: Before you request a travel pass, check the metropolitan zones page to ensure you buy the correct one. Use the relevant process below to apply for the pass that covers your zones.
Eligibility for an iUSEpass
To be eligible for an iUSEpass, you need to be one of the following.
- a full-time international student studying on campus in Australia enrolled in a bachelor or bachelor (honours) degree
- a New Zealand citizen (you can apply for iUSEpass as international student)
- have a DUELI package offer, you can only apply once you commence the undergraduate component
- Study abroad students (Associate/Bachelor/Honours Degree), but the iUSEpass is for one year, so will only be of benefit to students completing two trimesters/semesters.
Please note: International exchange students, students with refugee status and recipients of Australian Award Scholarships are already eligible for discounted travel. The iUSEpass doesn’t apply to these students.
You are not eligible if studying a part-time course; Deakin College course; graduate certificate; graduate diploma; master's degree; or doctoral degree.
How to apply for an iUSEpass
If you're eligible, complete the online application form to receive an email with your iUSEpass code, please allow up to 3 business days to receive your code.
Only complete the online application form if you intend to purchase the iUSEpass.
Once you receive your code, go to the iUSEpass website, register your details to create an account and buy your iUSEpass within 5 working days. This will include uploading a passport quality photo and you will be required to pay either by BPAY or credit card.
If your iUSEpass has expired, complete the online application form to receive a new iUSEpass code, log into your iUSEpass website account and select renew pass.
How to apply for a refund on you iUSEpass
If you are returning home or no longer using public transport, you can submit a refund request via our online enquiry form. Please ensure you include the following details in your enquiry:
- upload a clear jpeg photo of your iUSE card**
- mobile phone number
- student id number
- current email address
Deakin will then submit a refund request to PTV Victoria on your behalf. Please allow up to 30 days for the refund to be processed.
**Refund requests will not be processed if these details are not provided of the photo of your card is not attached.