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Easter Services
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ANZAC Day Services
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Gateway Plaza Diversion
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myki and fare Information

This page has information on myki and fares which apply to all McHarry's services excluding V/Line, Geelong to Inverleigh service and Route 19 - Geelong to Bannockburn service. V/Line information is available here.

 

On this page:

What is myki?
How do I purchase and top up my myki?
How much are the bus fares?
Where are the zone boundaries?
Am I eligible for concession fares?
How are fares calculated?
What services operate on public holidays?
Where can I get more information?

 

What is myki?

myki is the public transport ticketing system for Geelong, Bellarine and Torquay buses (excluding V/Line). myki is durable, reusable, plastic smart card that stores value. No more searching for loose change or worrying about which ticket to buy. Simply keep myki topped up and use it over and over again on the bus or train/tram in Melbourne.

There are four types of myki cars available for purchase which are full fare, concession, child (4-18 year olds) and seniors.

How do I purchase and top up my myki?

You can buy and top up myki at myki.com.au, by calling 13 6954 (13 myki), at myki outlets, or via the bus driver on the bus (max top up of $20).

A valid myki must be used to travel on our services. Customers traveling without a valid myki may be subject to a fine.

How much are the bus fares in Geelong and on The Bellarine?
Fare prices for this service from 1 January 2017 are as follows:
Using myki money:

(no change to 2017 fares using myki money)

 

Full Fare

Concession

 

Daily

2 Hour

Daily

2 Hour

Zone 4
Travel only within Geelong

$4.80

$2.40

$2.40

$1.20

Zone 4 & 5
Travel on all Bellarine & Geelong

$6.40

$3.20

$3.20

$1.60

Zone 5
Travel only within Bellarine

$4.80

$2.40

$2.40

$1.20

Using a myki pass (purchased direct from myki not on the bus):

(slight change to zone 4 & 5 full fare price)

Can not purchase
on the bus

Full Fare

Concession

7 day myki pass

7 day myki pass

Zone 4
Travel only within Geelong

$22.40

$11.20

Zone 4 & 5
Travel on all Bellarine & Geelong

$32.00

$16.00

Zone 5
Travel only within Bellarine

$22.40

$11.20

 

 

Students can purchase a zone 4 (Geelong area) Student Bus Pass which is either valid for 1 year or 1/2 year. These can be used on any zone 4 (Geelong area) service 365 days a year and can be purchased from the Geelong Railway Station.  Application Forms are available at Geelong Railway Station or from most schools.

Fare prices for the Route 19 - Geelong to Bannockburn and Geelong to Inverleigh services are listed separately.

Where are the zone boundaries?

The zone boundaries between zone 4 and 5 are as follows:

Bellarine Highway:
Zone 4 / Zone 5 boundary is at Bawtree Road

Portarlington Road:
Zone 4 / Zone 5 boundary is at Bawtree Road

Barwon Heads Road:
Zone 4 / Zone 5 boundary is at Lake Road (closest end to Geelong)

Surf Coast Highway:
Zone 4 / Zone 5 boundary is at Mt Duneed Road

 

Myki Outlets

You can now purchase your myki card on the bus as well as top it up. In addition, there are a number of outlets in the Geelong area that sell myki

Full myki service – buy, top up (myki money & passes), & register (as shown in red on map):

  • All 7 Eleven stores in the Geelong area including Geelong City, Geelong North, Belmont, Newcomb and South Geelong

  • Torquay Rd Milkbar, 205 Torquay Rd, Grovedale

  • Deakin University Student Association bookshop waterfront and Waurn Ponds Campus

  • Newcomb Newsagency, 52 Watsons Road Newcomb

  • Nextra Newsagency, Westfield Shopping Centre Geelong

  • Corio Newsagency, Corio Shopping Centre

Selling pre-loaded myki cards only (as shown in green on map):

  • Geelong Post Office, 99 Moorabool St Geelong

  • Corio Post Office, 83 Purnell Rd, Corio

Selling full fare myki and top up of existing cards only (as shown in yellow on map):

  • Geelong Rail Station – via myki machine at front of station

Customers can also purchase myki online at myki.com.au or by phoning 13 6954 (13 myki).

View myki Outlets Geelong in a larger map 

Am I eligible for Concession Fares?

There are three types of myki concession cards

  • General concession myki which is for people with an eligible concession card, such as as Pension Card, or Health Care Card.

  • Child concession myki which is for people aged 4 to 16 years old. Children under 4 years old are free.

  • Seniors concession myki which is for people with a Seniors Card. Seniors get free travel on weekends for 2 adjacent zones of travel

For further information regarding concession entitlements see myki card types on the myki website.

Students can purchase a zone 4 (Geelong area) Student Bus Pass which is either valid for 1 year or 1/2 year. These can be used on any zone 4 (Geelong area) service 365 days a year and can be purchased from the Geelong Railway Station.  Application Forms are available at Geelong Railway Station or from most schools.

How are fares calculated?

myki will automatically charge you the cheapest fare for your trip or trips.

2-hour fare

Your first touch on of the day will expire exactly 2 hours after your first touch on. For example if you touch on at 9.05am it will be valid til 11.05am.

However, if your first touch on occurs after 6pm, then you can travel until 3am the next morning and you will only pay a 2 hour fare.

You should continue to touch on and touch off as you travel so that you have a valid ticket and pay the correct fare for your journey.

For information, visit Public Transport Victoria or call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight).

Daily cap

Daily caps apply for travel. Once a daily cap has been reached, you can make unlimited journeys within the applicable zone(s) until the end of the day and pay no more than the daily cap.

What Services operate on Public Holidays?

As the public holidays approach, we will make this information available on our web site in the yellow latest customer information box.

 

Where can I get more information?

Contact us at

email : info@mcharrys.com.au

or

6 Reeves Court, Breakwater 3219
P.O. Box 273 Belmont, Vic, 3216
Ph 03 52232111 Fax 03 52214823
Hours 7am - 5.30pm, Mon - Fri
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or

Visit Public Transport Victoria or call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight).

 

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