International students studying in New South Wales will have access to special public transport discounts from 2013, the State Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced.
The Premier made the announcement in India where he is attending a trade mission promoting New South Wales as a leading study destination.
Acting Premier Andrew Stoner says the changes will represent travel discounts of up to 35 per cent on the full price of MyMulti passes, for travel on trains, buses, ferries, and light rail.
“The discounts allow for potential savings of more than $800 on an annual MyMulti3 pass and more than $450 on an annual MyMulti2,” he says. “Overseas students can also save more than $200 on a MyMulti3 90 day pass and $133 on a MyMulti2 90 day pass.”
“The savings can apply to all travel, not simply travel to and from students’ place of study, so this provides a fantastic opportunity for students to get out and explore Sydney and New South Wales.”
The decision is likely to increase the attraction of New South Wales as a study destination and leaves Victoria as the only Australian state not to offer travel concessions for international students.
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