Helping Regional Victorians Get To The Royal Melbourne Show

19 September 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is offering discounted public transport to make it that little bit easier for regional Victorians attending the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show.

Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the reduced cost of travel will be offered to off-peak V/Line services, to assist anyone making the journey from the regions to attend the all-ages event.

People with a valid 2019 Royal Melbourne Show ticket will be able to purchase a $15 Special Event fare, which provides economy off-peak return travel across V/Line’s regional network.

The Special Event fare also includes free travel on metropolitan trains, trams and buses to get you to and from the Show when in Melbourne.

The 2019 Royal Melbourne Show, held from Saturday 21 September to Tuesday 1 October at Melbourne Showgrounds, will have a new program of activities on offer.

Presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Royal Melbourne Show remains one of the state’s largest and most iconic annual community events and is a tradition among families and friends.

To take advantage of this special offer, passengers must present a valid 2019 Royal Melbourne Show admission ticket when purchasing their V/Line ticket.

For more information and to find out how to get your Special Event fare visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

“We are making it easier for Victorians living in regional areas to visit and enjoy the Royal Melbourne Show by providing discounted public transport.”

“Royal Melbourne Show ticket holders can take advantage of the Special Event fare and pay just $15 for off-peak return travel on V/Line services from anywhere on the network.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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