Concessions and discounts for students

As a student, you may be eligible for a number of concessions on goods and services, which can save you money.

Low Income Health Care Card

This card entitles you to a number of savings – and they're not just limited to health. Issued by the government agency Centrelink, the benefits include:

  • concession rate on some vocational education tuition fees
  • discounts on prescription items listed under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • outpatient dental services at the Royal Dental Hospital, community health centres and country public hospitals
  • free ambulance and air ambulance travel in Victoria, either in an emergency or on the recommendation of a medical practitioner
  • concessional rates on gas and electricity bills between May and November
  • free eye examinations and low-cost glasses through Victorian College of Optometry clinics
  • discount on car registration
  • concession tickets on public transport.

Travel concessions for local students

If you're studying a full-time undergraduate course on campus, you can apply for a Tertiary Student ID card from Public Transport Victoria (PTV). This special ID card allows you to use a concession Myki ticket on trams, trains and buses, giving you a 50 per cent discount on travel throughout Victoria.

Note that this card is not the same as your Swinburne student ID card.

The following students are not eligible:

  • postgraduate students
  • international students
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Study Abroad students.

Travel discount card for international students

International students, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and undergraduate Study Abroad students may be eligible for an International Undergraduate Student Education Pass (iUSEpass). This card gives you 50 per cent off the cost of an annual Myki pass. To apply, you will need to get your own code for an iUSEpass from the international counter at Swinburne's studentHQ in the SPW building. Once you have your code, you can use it to buy your discounted Myki pass from the Public Transport Victoria website.

Travel concessions for postgraduate and part-time students

If you have a current Low Income Health Care Card, you are eligible for a 50 per cent discount on public transport in Victoria.

Discounts on textbooks

As a student, you are eligible to become a member of the Bookshop, where you can buy books, stationery, art supplies and merchandise at a discount and sell your text books for cash when you’re finished with them. 

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