Scooter and wheelchair travel pass
The Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass is issued by the PTV Pass Office. The Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass has been introduced to support independent travel for people who are dependent on scooters and wheelchairs.
The Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass is linked to progress by the Victorian Government in implementing the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.
For information about using mobility aids on public transport, including specifications, see Mobility aids.
Travelling on V/Line services
If you are travelling with a scooter or wheelchair on a V/Line service, you must book 24 hours in advance as space may be limited.
For more information or to make a V/Line booking, visit vline.com.au or call 1800 800 007.
Application forms for the Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass are available from the PTV Hubs, they can be downloaded via the link below, or you can have them sent to you by calling PTV on 1800 800 007.
For more information you can download the following frequently asked questions or have them sent out to you by calling PTV on 1800 800 007.
A list of persons who can sign statutory declarations can be obtained on the website justice.vic.gov.au/justices.
Who is eligible for the Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass?
To be eligible for the Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass you must:
have a permanent and severe disability (being for the term of your life and not expected to improve)
depend on the use of a scooter or wheelchair for mobility outside your home
be a permanent resident of Victoria.
If you are not eligible for the Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass, you may be eligible for the:
Please note: All scooter users must have their dependence on a scooter certified by a General Practitioner or Specialist to be eligible. The General Practitioner or Specialist must declare that due to the applicant’s permanent and severe disability (being for the term of their life and not expected to improve), they depend on the scooter for mobility outside the home. Please complete all sections of the application form (Section 1, 2, 3 and 4).
The Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass entitles the pass holder to free travel on:
Melbourne metropolitan trains, trams and buses
Regional town buses
Regional services that have a contract or service agreement with Public Transport Victoria.
Free travel passes do not necessarily apply to, and should not be used for CountryLink, Great Southern Railway, airport services and tourist railways. The pass holder should check with the relevant operator before booking or travelling.