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Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

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Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Greetings

Sorry to bother everyone for such a silly question, but at what ages are the discount fares? I see Senior, Pensioner, and Concession.

Many thanks in advance for your help

Lorie in USA

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1. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Other concessions are those on social security benefits or school kids.

All have to present their specific card to be eligible for the fare.

Overseas visitors are not eligible as the reduced fares are subsidized by taxpayers.

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2. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

The requirements for the various concession passes are here: …wa.gov.au/TicketsandFares/ConcessionPasses.…

In Australia generally, our public transport concessions are available only to holders of Australian government-issued concession cards. That's the case in Perth.

Many non-government places (tourist attractions, for example) will give concession entries to people over 60 or 65 - or even to anyone who asks and looks a bit old. So it doesn't hurt to ask. :)

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3. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Seniors = holders of a Seniors Card issued by a state government to people 60+ no longer working full time.

Pensioner = someone receiving some kind of social security benefit who holds a commonwealth issued pension card.

Concession= students and others such as veterans, employees like bus or train drivers etc who for some reason are entitled some kind of discount.

Edited: 01 December 2013, 23:31
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4. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Thank you, everyone, that helps!

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5. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Fremantle prison website quoted accepted concessions include Seniors Card, Pensioner Card, Student Card, Backpacker Card (YHA, VIP, Nomads, Peter Pan), so this is not the case for rest of attractions?

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6. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Not always, and often they are referring to Australian-issued cards only (ie, Australian Pensioner/Senior/Student Cards).

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7. Re: Silly question: What is a 'concession' fare?

Privately operated attractions can make up their own mind whether they offer any discounts and to whom. There is no common rule.

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