To celebrate the Australian University Games being held in Adelaide this year, all accredited participants can ride free on all Adelaide Metro public transport services throughout the event, from Sunday, 23 September to Friday, 28 September.
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Deputy Chief Executive Emma Thomas said it was easy to take advantage of the free public transport offer.
"Simply present your official Australian University Games accreditation pass at bus and tram boarding points, railway station ticket barriers, and to transit officers when requested and you can ride for free throughout the Games," she said.
"This makes it so easy to get around Adelaide to all the sporting venues and will assist in making the stay in Adelaide for all participants enjoyable."
Participants are also advised to carry photo identification at all times as it may also be requested to accompany a Games accreditation pass when using Adelaide Metro services.
Events South Australia General Manager Hitaf Rasheed said the free public transport offer would encourage participants to explore the vibrant city of Adelaide.
"Sport brings people together and I have no doubt many lifelong memories will be created during the Australian University Games,” Ms Rasheed said.
“The Games are also known for providing an action-packed program of social activities and this offer will help athletes make the most of their leisure time.”
The Australian University Games, celebrating its twentieth year, is Australia’s largest annual multi sport event, with around 5000 to 7000 athletes from across the nation competing each year.
The Games showcase a wide variety of sports, from Athletics to Australian Rules Football, Ultimate Frisbee to Judo, Lawn Bowls to Sailing, and more.
For more information about the Australian University Games and a full list of featured sports, visit http://www.unisport.com.au/Events/AUG.
For more information about free public transport during the event, visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au or call the Adelaide Metro Infoline on 1300 311 108.