Vision Impaired Travel Pass

The Vision Impaired Travel Pass is issued by the PTV Pass Office to people who are legally blind (as defined under Section 95 of the Social Security Act 1991) and who are permanent residents in Victoria.

Passes issued in other states are valid for free travel in Victoria.

Free travel is not available to accompanying attendants unless the vision impaired person holds a Companion Card. Vision Impaired pass holders are encouraged to contact Companion Card on 1800 650 611 or at the Companion Card website to apply for a Companion Card.

Follow the link below to download a Vision Impaired Travel Pass Information and Application Form.

Vision Impaired Travel Pass Application Form (PDF) 247 kB

Vision Impaired Travel Pass application form - accessible version (RTF) 1.11MB

The application form includes the Report on Visual Condition which must be completed by an Ophthalmologist/Optometrist prior to applying for the Vision Impaired Travel Pass.

Follow the link below to download the Vision Impaired Travel Pass Information: frequently asked questions.

Holders of Vision Impaired Travel Passes issued in Victoria by the PTV Pass Office and travelling interstate should check with the public transport operator in other States concerning acceptance of their pass.

Travel entitlement

Holders of the Vision Impaired Travel Pass are entitled to free travel on:

  • Melbourne metropolitan trains, trams and buses,
  • V/Line services,
  • regional town buses,
  • regional services that have a contract or service agreement with Public Transport Victoria.

Free travel does not necessarily apply to CountryLink, Great Southern Railway, airport services, tourist railways, privately run bus services and chartered trains, trams and buses. Please check with the relevant operator before booking or travelling.

On V/Line reserved services a seat may be reserved free of charge and V/Line provides First Class seating on selected rail services.

Interstate travel

Vision Impaired Travel Passes issued in any state are accepted for travel in other states on designated services. Holders of Vision Impaired Travel Passes issued in Victoria by the Central Pass Office travelling interstate should check with the public transport operator in other states concerning use of their pass.

All metropolitan and country services, including urban and regional bus services, in Victoria have been designated to allow free travel to visiting interstate Vision Impaired Travel Pass holders.

Further information

Customers with a vision impairment are advised to see the Accessible transport section of the website for information on travelling on the public transport network.