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Fairer fare enforcement

From 1 January 2017, a new approach to fare compliance has been introduced to Victoria.

The new approach is fairer, allows more systematic use of warnings in certain circumstances when people inadvertently do not pay their fare, and replaces the former two-tiered approach of infringements and on the spot penalty fares.

Key features include:

  • No more penalty fares
  • Greater leniency and discretion
  • More systematic use of warnings in certain circumstances for passengers who inadvertently do not pay their fare
  • Targets repeat and deliberate fare evaders
  • Better training and support for Authorised Officers
  • Improved infringement processing
  • myki system upgrades

Making it easy to pay a fare

People will find it easier to pay their public transport fare with several improvements to the myki system being rolled out. These include:

  • Making online top ups available in 90 minutes
  • Louder beeps on myki machines
  • Installation of anti-glare screens on myki machines
  • Trial of quick top up and check machines at 10 locations
  • Roll out of new, faster myki readers on E-Class trams.

More information

Page last reviewed on 5 September 2017

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