Travel conditions

It is every person's right to feel safe and comfortable when using Queensland Rail services.

The Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 and the Transport Infrastructure (Rail) Regulation 2006 stipulate​ standards for the purchase of tickets and behaviour on trains and at stations.

On the spot fines can also be issued by TransLink to reduce fare evasion and anti social behaviour on the network.

As of 1 September 2018

Offence Fine
Fare evasion $261
Failure to produce ticket $261
Create disturbance or nuisance on a railway on or in public transport infrastructure or vehicle $522
Interfere with a public passenger vehicle or service equipment $522
Crossing of railway tracks other than a railway crossing $261
Consumption of food or drink on train $261
Placing feet on seat of train $261
Bringing onto a train designated for passengers a sizeable object that cannot be put (a) under a seat (b) in an overhead rack (c) in a designated storage area $261
Smoking on a railway $261
Playing a musical instrument or operating sound equipment at a level likely to be a nuisance $261
Allowing an animal onto a railway (other than guide dog, hearing dog and other assistance animals ) $261
Selling, seeking business or conducting a survey on a railway $261
Leaving litter on a railway, other than in a container provided for that purpose $130
Consumption of alcohol on a railway $261
Failure to provide evidence of concession entitlement $261


This section of our website provides general conditions and information. 

For precise details of laws and regulations refer to the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, Transport Infrastructure (Rail) Regulation 2006 and the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Regulation 2005.​