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Travel offences, fines and penalties

The following behaviors are offenses under the Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017 which can incur a fine.

  • Persons must not use offensive language on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
  • Persons must not wilfully interfere with the comfort of others on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
  • Persons must not put their feet on seats on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
  • Persons must not smoke on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
  • People must not drink alcohol on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations. Note, this does not apply if the alcohol was supplied by, or with the permission of, the operator of the bus, ferry or train concerned. Drink, in relation to alcohol, includes being in possession of an opened container of alcohol.
  • Passengers must not distract bus drivers.
  • Passengers must not block bus, light rail or train doors.
  • Persons must not obstruct ferry gang planks, wharves or stations.

Penalties

Offence Penalty notice Maximum penalty
Putting feet on seats $100 $1,100
Travelling without a valid ticket/card $200 $550
Littering $200 $1,100
Smoking $300 $550
Drinking alcohol $400 $1,100
Offensive language, offensive behaviour or spitting $400 $1,100
Blocking doors or interfering with equipment $400 $5,500
Damaging vehicles or property through graffiti or vandalism $400 $2,200
Trespassing on railway land $400 $5,500
Throwing an object in, at, or from a public passenger vehicle or station $200 $2,200