War veterans need ID for free ANZAC travel

War veterans with the right ID will get free public transport during ANZAC Day commemorations in Victoria

April 4, 2013

War veterans and war widows can travel for free on Victorian public transport
during ANZAC Day commemorations, as long as they have the right identification.

Public Transport Victoria today announced veterans and war widows hoping to qualify for free travel
to ANZAC commemoration events from April 24 to April 26
will need one of the following forms of identification:

  • a service uniform
  • service medals
  • an ex-service association badge, returned from active service badge or war widows badge
  • a
    DVA Gold or White card
  • a
    Category 'V' Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.

Free buses will run between the suburbs and the Shrine of Remembrance for the Dawn Service on April 25.

Free travel will also be extended to Australian Defence Force members, scouts,
guides and school students on ANZAC Day 'provided they are in uniform'.

Public transport will run
altered timetables
for ANZAC Day.

Extra services for the football, rugby and races will also be provided on ANZAC Day.

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