The Local Fare Scheme is an airfare subsidy aimed at improving the standard of living of local residents in regional and remote Far North Queensland communities by making air travel to nearby communities more affordable.
Residents who can show they currently live in a Local Fare Scheme region and have resided there for the last three years are eligible for the airfare subsidy until June 30, 2022. Residents may be eligible for a discount of up to $400 on round-trip ticket between:
Visit Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council and show that you live in a Local Fare Scheme region (of which must be Kowanyama at time of application for KASC to process your application) and have done so for at least three years. You must give the following information:
PLEASE NOTE: Receiving a Local Fare Scheme Card does not ensure TMR approval. If insufficient information is provided, TMR retain the right to cancel the order. When seeking a new Local Fare Scheme card or a replacement card from the Council office, at least 24 hours' notice is required.
Eligible airports and local ticketing agents:
To travel, you must present your photo ID.
If you miss your flight or need to alter it, you must contact your ticketing agent, depending on the type of fare you purchased. You might not be able to get any more reduced flights if you miss more than two trips in a 12-month period.
For more information on the Local Fare Scheme, email , or visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
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