Bus Travel Benefit

Catch the bus to work? Save by packaging the cost of a Smartsalary-provided go Bus Travel Benefit Card.

How does the Bus Travel Benefit work

You’re able to package the cost of travel to and from work using a go Bus Travel Benefit Card. We’ll order the card, set up a regular pre-tax contribution from your salary and then post it out to you, ready to go.

Salary packaging your work related Bus Travel will reduce your travel costs each year!

Getting started

Choose an amount between $40 and $150. We’ll deduct this from your pre-tax salary and put it on the card each fortnight. You can change this at any time online.

Each contribution gets added to your running balance and you’ll be able to use the card on your journeys from home to work and back again.

Am I eligible?

If salary packaging or salary sacrificing goBus benefit interests you, you will need to check your eligibility. This is dependent on your employer's salary packaging policy and your employment status. Use our salary packaging calculator to see which benefits you can package and how much you can save.

 

FAQs

Does it work for trains and ferry's too?
Can I use my go Bus Travel Benefit Card for trips other than between home and work?
How do I update my stop if I move?
Why is my first deduction is higher than I asked for?
What happens if I lose my card?
What happens when I leave my employer?
What happens if I am charged incorrectly?

Learn more about salary packaging super.

 

Disclaimers:
Important: This is general information only. Before entering into any salary packaging or novated leasing arrangement, you should consider your objectives, financial situation and needs, and, seek appropriate legal, financial or other professional advice based upon your own particular circumstances. The availability of benefits is determined by your employer. Conditions and fees apply.

1 For most people, the First Home Super Saver Scheme could boost the savings they can put towards a deposit by at least 30% compared with saving through a standard deposit account (this is due to the concessional tax treatment and the higher rate of earnings within superannuation). Information obtained from https://archive.budget.gov.au/2017-18/glossies/factsheets/FS_14_Housing_Affordability.pdf. You can apply to have a maximum of $15,000 of your voluntary contributions from any one financial year included in your eligible contributions to be released under the FHSS scheme, up to a total of $30,000 contributions across all years. Eligibility requirements apply. See ATO website for details.

2 Calculated November 2021 using the Retirement planner at https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-apps/retirement-planner. This is a model based on the following assumptions: age 35 years, super balance $55,000, annual salary $80,000, salary packaging additional super contributions of $250/month over 35 years. The results are based on limited information and assumptions made about the future. The amounts projected are estimates only are not guaranteed. See a full list of disclaimers and assumptions on the Money Smart website.