Australia, Tips & Tricks

Travelling in Melbourne: Buying a Myki Card

I’ve met people who have been to Melbourne who have not bought a Myki Card. To be honest, for some reason they thought the process of buying the card will be more complicated. Ha! They couldn’t be more wrong.

What is a Myki?

It’s a prepaid, rechargeable card that can be used to pay fares on public transportation (bus/train/tram) in Victoria.

Why should you buy one?

For convenience! It takes less than 30 seconds to purchase a new card. And also, you don’t have to worry which ticket you need to buy as the fare is automatically deducted from your card. Just make sure you have credit on it when you travel.

Buying a Myki Card!

Look for machines at stations, or you can buy from a person at most stations offices, 7 Elevens & some news agents.

Full Fare $6
  • Australian’s aged 19 years and over with no concession entitlement
  • International visitors 19 years and over

Myki Explorer

Visitors to Melbourne and Victoria can buy a Myki Explorer. The pack comes with a ready-to-use card, handy maps and discounts to some of our favourite places including:


  • ACMI
  • Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Immigration Museum
  • MCG & National Sports Museum
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • O’Brien Group Arena
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Puffing Billy
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Regional Victoria

  • Central Deborah Gold Mine
  • MADE (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka)
  • National Wool Museum
  • Sovereign Hill

Bonus Tip

In the Melbourne CBD there is a free tram zone so you can travel by tram around the CBD without paying a penny! How great is that!

Philippines backpacker guide
Powered by ConvertKit

24 year old dysfunctional backpacker, creative & storyteller. Cannot do a cartwheel, but I can eat an entire lemon so if that’s not impressive I don’t know what is. Follow my (mis)adventures around the world!