Who we are

Founded in 1976 as the Train Travellers Association, the Public Transport Users Association is the recognised consumer organisation representing passengers of all forms of public transport. We are a non-profit, voluntary organisation, with no political affiliations.

What we do

Lobby governments and public transport authorities in the interest of all users of public transport.

Work with other bodies and through the media to promote public transport and educate the community about the benefits of sustainable transport policies.

Undertake research into transport policies which will improve services and make Melbourne and regional Victoria a better place in which to live.

Mission statement

The PTUA is committed to:

  • A sustainable economy
  • A healthy ecology
  • An equitable society

… where Victorians can go anywhere, anytime, using a community controlled public transport system that is convenient, efficient and safe.

We will achieve this by:

  • Providing leadership in research and debate
  • Engaging in open dialogue with all sectors of society

See also

The PTUA’s achievements

Information on the PTUA’s history