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Student concessions

Other concessions

The Student 2017 sticker is useful for obtaining student concessions for off campus activities (excluding travel and Guild services). This sticker does not prove whether you are a full-time or part-time student, only that you are currently enrolled at Curtin.

Travel concession

If you are a full-time Curtin student, you are entitled to a Tertiary SmartRider card, which gives you concessional fares on Transperth buses, trains and ferries. Please note that the SmartRider card remains separate to your Student Identification (ID) Card and you must have a valid Tertiary SmartRider card in your possession to receive concessional fares on public transport.

To receive concession, you are required to register your existing SmartRider card online, through your OASIS account, and your enrolment information will be sent to Transperth on a regular basis. This means that you will just need to register your SmartRider card once and you will continue to receive the tertiary concession for as long as you maintain a full-time enrolment at Curtin.

For SmartRider concession purposes, full-time enrolment is a minimum of 75 credits in study periods with a census date in the relevant half-year period.

First half-year period Second half-year period
Semester 1 Semester 2
Trimester 1 Trimester 3
Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Quarter 1 Quarter 3
Quarter 2 Quarter 4
Study Period 1 Study Period 7
Study Period 2 Study Period 8
Study Period 3 Study Period 9
Study Period 4 Study Period 10
Study Period 5 Study Period 12
Study Period 6 OpenUnis SP3
Summer School OpenUnis SP4
UniReady Summer School OpenUnis Session 2
OpenUnis SP 1 OpenUnis Session 3
OpenUnis SP 2 ELB Semester 2 (10 week)
OpenUnis Session 1 ELB Semester 2 (17 week)
ELB Semester 1 (10 week) ELB Summer Semester (10 week)
ELB Semester 1 (17 week) ELB Summer Semester (17 week)
Research Term 1 Research Term 2

To obtain a new SmartRider card or register an existing card online, follow the easy steps below.

Purchase a new Tertiary SmartRider

You can purchase a new SmartRider card from any SmartRider outlet in Perth for $10. Until you register your card with Curtin University, you will be charged the standard fares for all public transport.

Alternatively, if you can prove you are a full-time student on purchase, the Curtin Bookshop sells SmartRiders pre-registered with the tertiary concession for $5*. Please note, this registration will only last for 7 days. You will need to register your card in OASIS to continue receiving the concession rate.

To prove you’re a full-time student eligible for SmartRider concession, you will need to show the Bookshop staff your Enrolment Advice. You can have this open on your mobile device, or print it out by following these instructions:

  1. Log into OASIS.
  2. Click on the My Studies tab at the top of your OASIS window.
  3. Click on the eStudent banner.
  4. Once in eStudent, click on the My Enrolment tab.
  5. From the left hand menu, click View Current Enrolment.
  6. Click on the Email Enrolment Advice button. Your Enrolment Advice will be automatically emailed to your Curtin provided student email address.
  7. Open and print your Enrolment Advice.

If you are a full-time research student you will need to visit the Student Service Centre to obtain proof of your enrolment to take to the Bookshop.  

A minimum of $10 credit must be added to your card at the time of purchase.

*You will receive the initial concession for a period of seven days but please allow up to three days for processing once you have registered your card in OASIS.

Register your SmartRider for Tertiary concession

  1. Log into OASIS.
  2. Click on the Campus Life and Guild tab.
  3. Click on the SmartRider Concession Registration button.
  4. Enter your SmartRider number.
  5. Check the box that you consent to your data being sent to Transperth.
  6. Check the box that you are certain the SmartRider you are registering was purchased in your name.
  7. Click Submit.

Activate your concession

To activate your concession you must use your SmartRider card to tag on and off twice within a 7 day period. You will be charged full standard fares (non-refundable) until your concession has been activated.

Your enrolment details will be sent to Transperth on a regular basis and you will continue to receive the tertiary concession as long as you maintain a full-time enrolment at Curtin.

If you lose your card and purchase a new SmartRider, simply follow the steps above to register your new SmartRider against your personal details.

Part-time students

Part-time students are not entitled to tertiary concessional fares, however you can still purchase a standard SmartRider at any Transperth InfoCentre or authorised SmartRider Retail Sales Outlet, including the Curtin University Bookshop. A standard SmartRider can be purchased for $10 and a minimum of $10 credit must be added to your card at the time of purchase.

For more information about Transperth or the SmartRider please refer to the SmartRider website.