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[QLD, SA, NT] Free Public Transport for New Years Eve (Details & Links Inside)



Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast

Travel will be FREE on buses, trains, trams and ferries (excluding DRT & Airtrain) from 7.45pm on New Year's Eve to 5.30am on New Year's Day.



FREE buses, trains and trams from 5pm December 31 to between 6am and 8am on January 1, depending on your route.



Free buses will be available on New Year’s Eve to help you plan your celebrations.
Buses will depart from 7pm, with the last service operating at 6:30am on New Year's Day.


Posted by Repposh for Melbourne

Metropolitan trains, trams, buses and regional town buses will be free from 6pm on New Year's Eve until 6am on New Year’s Day.


Posted by Bonky for Perth

After midnight free travel will be in place until 6am on 1 January.

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  • RIP New South Welshfolk :( the two hour train ride from Sydney would have been softened were it free.

    • I thought NSW cancelled new years cos bush fires.

    • That two hour train ride would probably turn into five coming home on new years day. If you're heading to Sydney to see the fireworks stay safe. The last time I went to Milsons point there was nothing but brawls and riot police. Happy new year!

    • To be fair, none of them can pronounce 'public transport' in Welsh.

  • +2 votes

    Wow, that’s actually great!

    Too bad I’ll be sleeping in the comforts of my bed

  • FYI, it’s to encourage people not to drink and drive.

    • They'll do that the day after anyway

    • It should be free all the time, they should just tax the businesses that rely on public transport for their employees and customers. It’d save lives if free transport were normalized.

  • +13 votes

    Why is there a picture of Sydney when Sydney isn't even featured…

  • NSW - "Let's Jack the price next year"

  • Sydney is expecting a million people. Why encourage more?

  • Please add trams to Gold Coast

  • I am not trying to be the fun police, but honestly I cant even think of attending the fireworks in Sydney when Australia and particularly NSW burns. Its been over a month now with lives (including wild life) have lost, houses burnt, and we are in the worst drought that even the duck ponds have dried up! I fear 2020 could be worse than 2019! I wish the people worse affected make it through this very difficult time… I mean no offense to those who wish to attend the fireworks.

    • I'm prepared for the downvotes.

      I'm not sure I understand the connection between the New Year's fireworks display and our local bushfires. Why would it be inappropriate to celebrate New Year's after a fire? Were the fires caused by fireworks?

      Cancelling an event that brings millions joy would just be a waste of money. That spend on fireworks also comes back in induced economic activity to fund things like services to the community (and possibly disaster payments).

      • Exactly, the fireworks display is obviously paid for well in advance so might as well keep them on for this year at least so people can enjoy them.

    • I get what you mean, but what about tourist and locals who paid thousands of dollars for flights, hotels, restaurants just to come to Sydney and watch the fireworks? Do they get a refund??

      E.g Shangri-la is charging $1420 per head in their restaurant for new years eve


  • NSW transport will never match this. real shame.

    • Transport NSW makes a fortune on this day with road blocks everywhere and the only way to get to the city by train - they make millions… it’s a profit decision not a welfare decision they make. Agree, it’s sick though by forcing people to use public transport

      • Some people will cry about literally everything.

        You cry because they don’t give you free buses? Since when it’s your right?

        • IMHO… if all states can do it then why not NSW? It is the biggest night for Sydney City.
          I am sure we have seen so many public transport horror stories whole year. May be this is the once of pay back to the customers, I know we all can afford the train ticket but it is their gesture which counts.

  • Adelaide metro do this every year

  • How can you find out if the fireworks are cancelled where you are?
    And if they are having a laser show or something else instead, or just nothing?

    (and shouldn't they all be cancelled really, but anyway)

  • Anyone in SA been to the Semaphore fireworks? How early should I get there for the midnight one?

  • The photo is SydNYE. Misleading!

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