A concession is a discount made to the full adult fare. There are a range of concessions available for Bee Card users, such as child, SuperGold Card, tertiary and community concessions. The concessions available vary per region. For details of the concessions available in your region, please visit your local council website.
With the Bee Card, concession information is loaded directly onto your card. This means that when you tag on and off the bus, you’ll automatically be charged the correct, discounted fare.
No more showing the bus driver your student, SuperGold or other ID, your Bee Card does the work for you. This means faster boarding and accurate fares for you – every time you travel.
Keep your proof of concession eligibility (e.g. student ID or SuperGold Card) with you when you travel in case you’re asked by the driver or on-board revenue inspectors.
How to load your concession
To load a concession on your Bee Card, you’ll first need to create an account. You can load your Child and SuperGold concessions right here on the website and your concession will be activated the next time you use your card on the bus. All other concessions are also able to be loaded at your local customer service centre. Please be aware that concessions are unable to be loaded on the bus.
Children under 5 travel free, and don’t need a Bee Card.
For children aged 5-15, your concession is automatically applied to your card. This concession expires when the Bee Card holder turns 16 unless you contact us to renew your concession..
If you’re 16 and over and still at school, you’re still eligible for the child concession, we just need a bit more information from you. You’ll need to renew your child concession by visiting or contacting your local customer service centre.
Some regions have different rules around the child concession and age range where this is automatically applied. For more information around how this works in your area, contact your local customer service centre.
SuperGold users will need a Bee Card with a SuperGold concession loaded to continue to receive free travel during off-peak hours. Once you’ve loaded your concession you’re set – you won’t need to renew it ever again. You can then use your Bee Card to travel free during off-peak hours, or top up your card to pay for travel during peak travel times.
All regions offer a senior concession for bus travel. Check your region on the right for details about eligibility. The senior concession is automatically applied to your registered Bee Card when you reach the age criteria for your region. This concession only applies to bus travel within the region the card is registered to.
All other concessions
For all other concessions, please visit your local customer service centre to get your concession loaded onto your Bee Card. Remember to take proof of your eligibility for the concession such as your tertiary ID as well as your Bee Card.