To: The Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled

National Student Card Petition

Your petitioners request that the Senate:

Nationalise all student and concession cards such that they can be used within all states and territories of Australia and not just the state of issue.

Why is this important?

The petition of the undersigned shows:

Currently in Australia student cards only act as concession cards in the state or territory of issue. Student cards are therefore invalid throughout the rest of Australia, which means that students are ineligible for discounts on goods and services which they would usually be granted concession prices for in their home state or territory. An example of this is transport.

Reasons for signing

  • I live in Canberra, but my family live in QLD, NSW and Victoria, which means that every time I leave the ACT, I am being charged full-price, even though I am a student. Why on Earth does this rule exist!?