Animals, bikes, surfboards and prams
Guide dogs, hearing guide dogs or guide dogs in training can
travel for free on all public transport services. Other animals are
permitted to travel with the holder of an
Assistance Animal Pass.
The Assistance Animal Pass has been developed to help people
with an ongoing disability (including issues relating to ageing and
psychiatric illness) who are unable to use public transport without
an assistance animal.
Other animals can travel subject to the following
- Small animals can travel on metropolitan trains, trams and
buses, but they must be in a closed container
- Non-assistance dogs on leads are not permitted
- Conventional bikes cannot be carried on trams
- Only folding bicycles can be carried on trams
- Store your folding bike in a bag when travelling
A folding bike has small wheels and frame latches that allow the
frame to collapse.
To travel on trams with a folding bike, your bike must not
exceed 82cm long x 69cm high x 39cm wide or have wheel rims of more
than 51cm in diameter.
Surfboards may not be carried on trams, and items likely to
injure or endanger other persons are not permitted to be carried on
any passenger vehicles in Victoria.
Examples of such items prohibited from carriage on passenger
- Flammable liquids and gases (petrol, kerosene, LPG,
- Corrosive or acidic chemicals
When planning to travel on trams with a pram it's important to
make sure your pram is capable of fitting on board. The following
chart should be read in conjunction with measurements provided in
your pram owners manual.
||700mm and 540mm between hand rails
||1120mm and 970mm between hand rails
||700mm and 600mm between hand rails
||1380mm and 1250mm between hand rails with pole in the middle of
||Not suitable for prams
||772mm with a pole in the middle of the doorway
For safety reasons Yarra Trams strongly recommends that you do
not attempt to enter the last door of a tram with a pram.
For more information visit Public Transport Victoria or
call 1800 800 007 6am - midnight (all
night Friday & Saturday).