PTV is extending the life of eligible myki cards that have recently expired or are about to expire, adding a further 2 years to an eligible myki’s lifespan.
If your myki smartcard has expired or is expiring soon, you can:
- Extend a myki expiry date,
- Replace expired/expiring myki and transfer balance to new myki (if not eligible for extension), or
- Apply for a refund
Extend myki expiry date
- Most myki smartcards can be scanned to get a 2 year expiry date extension from the original expiry date. Extending the expiry date is free and easy
- If your myki smartcard is eligible for an expiry extension, you can’t apply for a replacement unless your myki is damaged/defective.
Eligibility for expiry date extension
To be eligible for an expiry date extension, your myki must:
- Have expired within the last 90 days or will expire within the next 90 days, and
- Be an eligible myki fare type
myki fare types that can have expiry date extended:
- Full fare myki
- Child myki*
- Seniors myki
- General concession myki (includes Victorian Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, and Victorian Carer Card “We Care” Card holders)*
- Tertiary Student*, Secondary School Student*, and General Student* concession myki
- Commuter Club myki
*If myki holder still eligible for this fare type.If you’re no longer eligible for a concession myki, you should buy a full fare myki instead and request a refund for any positive balance. You’re required to carry proof of concession eligibility when you travel.
Some mykis are not eligible for an expiry date extension, and need to be replaced:
- myki that expired more than 90 days ago
- International student myki
- Free travel passes
- DVA Pensioner fare type myki and War Veteran/War Widow myki
- Most other special concession myki types
- Mobile myki.
How to extend eligible myki smartcards
To keep using an eligible myki, scan it before touching on to travel.