Travel advice for a new year of learning

‚ÄčIt is important to plan ahead before you travel with a new public transport train timetable in place and bus routes gradually changing until April 2021.

Fares and ticketing

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) encourages all travellers to register their myki through the PTV website. You should check your balance and top up before you travel on public transport.

You can now use cash again to top up your myki at public transport offices or to buy a ticket on buses that don't use myki. Please note that the myki bus network will remain cashless, travellers will need to top up their myki before travel.

Public transport cleaning

Extensive cleaning is being carried out on transport services, bus stops and train stations to keep passengers safe on school buses and public transport. High touch surfaces are regularly cleaned, and trains, trams and buses are deep-cleaned every night.

It's important to stay home if you are sick and don't travel on school buses or public transport if you are unwell.

When travelling on the public transport network or a school bus, ensure you:

  • practise good hand hygiene and cough into your elbow
  • maintain appropriate physical distance where you can
  • wear a fitted face mask (if you are aged over 12)
  • keep doorways clear so people can get on and off safely
  • provide priority access to the front door of the bus for those who need to use it.

Visit the PTV website for more information.

Road network and school zones

The 40km school speed zones will operate as usual throughout Victoria. School crossing supervisors will also continue to help students and staff move around schools and roads safely.

Drivers are encouraged to be patient as they're driving around schools during drop-off and pick-up times. Remember to stick to the school speed zone limits, take extra care when driving around schools and allow students to cross the road safely.

Find out more

Visit PTV for more about travelling safely on public transport or VicRoads for updates on the road network.