Free bus travel for veterans

Travel for free on Kinetic (formerly Surfside) buses with a sticker pass on your Translink go card.

Local veterans can travel on Kinetic buses for free:

  • Monday to Friday (including public holidays), 8.30am to 3.30pm (off-peak)
  • Saturday and Sunday, all day.

Get on board and explore our beautiful city.

How to apply

If you're a Gold Coast resident and have a Translink seniors red go card or a Seniors card +go, you can apply for a sticker pass online, in person or by post.

Once your application is approved, you'll receive a sticker to attach to your Translink Seniors red go card or Seniors +go card. Please allow 10 business days for processing.

Download the Free bus travel for seniors and veterans brochure(PDF, 842KB)

Note: Free bus travel does not apply to Queensland Rail trains or on G:Link light rail services

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

To complete the online application, you will need to attach digital copies of the following:

  • photo or scanned copy of your proof of residency (e.g. rates notice, utilities bill, car registration)
  • photos or scanned copies showing both sides of your Translink Seniors go card
  • photo or scanned copy of your Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) gold or white card.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

APPLY ONLINE

When you apply online you will be asked to:

1. Add the parties – select the Licensee and click on add. Fill out the form about you (name, address, etc.)
2. Enter your go card number
3. Use the Choose file button to:

  • attach your digital copy of your proof of residence and
  • attach your copy of both sides of your Translink go card
  • attach you copy of your Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) gold or white card

4. Read and agree to the Declaration and Privacy statement (check the "I agree" box)
5. Submit your application.

By email

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach copies of the following to your completed application form:

  • photo or scanned copy of your proof of residency (e.g. rates notice, utilities bill, car registration)
  • photos or scanned copies showing both sides of your Translink go card
  • photo or scanned copy of your Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) gold or white card.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Application for free bus travel for seniors and veterans(PDF, 42KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Scan the completed application form, along with your other photos or scanned documents and attach them to an email.

Email to: freebustravel@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

For more information, please contact us on 07 5667 5990.

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach copies of the following to your completed application form:

  • photo or scanned copy of your proof of residency (e.g. rates notice, utilities bill, car registration)
  • photos or scanned copies showing both sides of your Translink go card
  • photo or scanned copy of your Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) gold or white card.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Application for free bus travel for seniors and veterans(PDF, 42KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach copies of the following to your completed application form:

  • photo or scanned copy of your proof of residency (e.g. rates notice, utilities bill, car registration)
  • photos or scanned copies showing both sides of your Translink go card
  • photo or scanned copy of your Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) gold or white card.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Application for free bus travel for seniors and veterans(PDF, 42KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Post the completed form along with the photos or scanned copies to:

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726