Pension Saver

Changes to 2016/17 Concession Fares

The Federal Government has provided funding for eligible concession travellers since 1997. This has traditionally passed directly onto eligible customers in the form of a travel discount.

As outlined in the 2014/15 Federal Budget, the Government has decided to discontinue funding for eligible concession travellers using Great Southern Rail services. The current funding arrangement ends on 30 June 2016.

As a result of this funding withdrawal, Great Southern Rail advises that current discounts provided to Commonwealth Seniors, Pensioners and Veterans can no longer be offered.

From 1 July 2016, Great Southern Rail will provide a 20 per cent discount for the 2016/17 travel year. This is in order to provide transitional support to our concession customers.

These fares are listed as Pension Saver prices in the new 2016/17 fare structure.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The Ghan high season fares

The Ghan Expedition fares

The Ghan low season fares

Indian Pacific high season fares

Indian Pacific low season fares 

The Ghan High Season Fares

Travel 01 April 2016 to 30 November 2016 (Northbound only). Travel 01 April 2016 to 31 July 2016 and 27 October to 30 November 2016 (Southbound only). Travel 01 February 2017 to 31 March 2017 (All directions). 


Gold Service Twin Cabin*

$ Per Person One Way Everyday Pension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv24891989
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv13591079
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv13591079

Gold Service Single Cabin

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 22291779
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv1209959
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv1209959

 

The Ghan Expedition

4 Days. 3 Nights. Travel 03 August 2016 to 26 October 2016 

$ Per Person One Way Everyday Pension Saver+
Gold Service - Twin32992629
Gold Service - Single           29592359

 

The Ghan Low Season Fares 

Travel 01 December 2016 to 16 December 2016 and 22 January 2017 to 31 January 2017 


Gold Service Twin Cabin* 

 Everyday Pension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 22391789
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv1219969
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv1219969

Gold Service Single Cabin 

 EverydayPension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 19991589
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv1079859
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv1079859

Indian Pacific High Season Fares

Travel 01 April 2016 to 30 November 2016 Travel 01 February 2017 to 31 March 2017.


Gold Service Twin Cabin*

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth28192249
Perth-Sydney25692049
Adelaide-Perth19991589
Perth-Adelaide19491549
Sydney-Adelaide or vv969769


Gold Service Single Cabin

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth25292019
Perth-Sydney22991829
Adelaide-Perth17891429
Perth-Adelaide17491389
Sydney-Adelaide or vv869689

Indian Pacific Low Season Fares 

Travel 01 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.

Gold Service Twin Cabin* 

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth25292019
Perth-Sydney23091839
Adelaide-Perth17891429
Perth-Adelaide17491389
Sydney-Adelaide or vv869689

Gold Service Single Cabin 

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth22691809
Perth-Sydney20591639
Adelaide-Perth16091279
Perth-Adelaide15691249
Sydney-Adelaide or vv779619

For more information about our current special offerings, please visit our specials page. 

*Terms and Conditions

Pension Saver fares are available in Gold Service on The Ghan and Indian Pacific, are subject to availability and only valid on selected dates, services and sectors.
Pensioners, Commonwealth Senior Health Card holders and certain Veterans must meet the following respective criteria to be eligible for Pension Saver fares:
Pensioner fares: must hold a valid Australian PCC Card.
Australian Commonwealth Seniors Health Card Holders: must hold a valid CHSC Card.
Certain Veterans: contact Great Southern Rail to confirm your eligibility.
Not available to State Seniors or Pension Voucher holders.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

For more detail on Great Southern Rail services please visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au or phone 1800 703 357.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

 

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