Free Anzac Day public transport for Diggers

Published 23rd April, 2014 in Transport

During Anzac Day in Sydney current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, and their families, can travel for free on public transport to and from events.

Anzac Diggers marching in parade
Anzac Diggers marching in parade

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello said free travel recognised the contribution of servicemen and servicewomen to Australia’s national identity and the significance of Anzac Day.

Travelling during Anzac Day

To travel for free:

  • Current and former Australian Defence Force personnel need to wear their uniform or medals.
  • Spouses, children or grandchildren need to display/wear their medals.
  • Widows, widowers, their children and grandchildren need to carry a letter from their local RSL branch, other ex-services organisation or the War Widow’s Gold Card.

People eligible for free Anzac Day public transport on Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services can also travel return on NSW TrainLink Regional services for the price of a single ticket. This offer is available between 23 and 29 April, if passengers are travelling to Sydney by train from further than Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst or Dungog.

Road closures

Major roads in Sydney’s CBD will close on Anzac Day, making public transport the best way to travel to commemorations. As a result, extra services will run on the day. Roads start closing at 2am and all roads will not reopen until 3pm.

Special early morning bus and train services will run on Anzac Day so people can attend the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, which starts at 4:30am.

If you have to drive, motorists will not pay tolls on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Sydney Harbour Tunnel from just after midnight until noon on Anzac Day.

For more information about extra trains and buses on Anzac Day or to plan your public transport journey visit transportnsw.info, call the Transport Info Line on 131 500, or use a public transport app from the App Store or Google Play.

Published 23rd April, 2014 in Transport