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terms & conditions
Timetables subject to change.                                the balance 60 days prior to travel. For Red Standard,
Call 13 21 47 for current timetable information.             Gold Standard and Platinum Standard fares for travel 7
Conditions of Carriage                                       days or less from the date of booking, full payment is
The terms and conditions appearing below are a               required at the time of booking.
summary only of the full terms of travel and conditions      Great Southern Rail reserves the right to charge an
which you accept when you travel with Great Southern         additional fee for transactions paid by credit card.
Rail. The full terms and conditions (“the Conditions”) may
                                                             CanCellations & amendments
be obtained from your booking agent or any office of
                                                             The following schedule of fees (per person and/ or
Great Southern Rail upon request, and can also be found
                                                             per vehicle) will be levied in respect of cancellation of
on Great Southern Rail’s website at By
                                                             normal fares:
booking train travel with Great Southern Rail, you agree
                                                             More 42 days before departure:           10% of total fare
to be bound by the Conditions.
                                                             7-42 days before departure:              50% of total fare
fitness for travel
Before making a reservation, you must advise Great
Southern Rail if you are ill, injured or have a medical
                                                             Less than 7 days before departure: 100% of total fare
                                                             Please note that all special discounted fares are non
                                                                                                                            motorail service                                                                                                               fares and timetables
                                                             refundable and non transferable.
condition which may make it unsafe for you or other
guests travelling onboard our trains. The full terms and     Amendment Fees:                                                 motorail vehicle costs $^                                                                                                     valid from 1 april 2009 to 31 march 2010
conditions of the Great Southern Rail’s Fitness For Travel
Policy may be obtained from your booking agent or any
                                                             These apply where the value of the fare is decreased.
                                                             The applicable fee is $20.                                                                                        up to 5.5m                    5.5 to 7.0m                                   edition I march 2009
office of Great Southern Rail upon request, and can also
be found on Great Southern Rail’s website at
                                                             travel insuranCe                                                                                                   length                         length
                                                             Travel insurance is strongly suggested to protect your                                               holiday plans. Please enquire at the time of booking.            the ghan                                                 $                            $
train fares                                                  If your car is being conveyed on our Motorail Service, it is
Fares are quoted in Australian dollars inclusive of GST.     suggested that you have transit insurance.
                                                                                                                             Adelaide - Alice Springs                                755                          955
Fares apply for travel from 1 April 2009 to 31 March
                                                             luggage                                                         Alice Springs - Darwin                                  449                          549
2010, but are subject to change without notice.
                                                             40 kilograms of luggage per person may be conveyed              Adelaide - Darwin                                       899                          999
Return fares are generally double the one way fares.         free of charge in the luggage car. This allows 2 items
Discount fares may be advertised from time to time but       not exceeding 20kg each and not exceeding 180 linear            Darwin - Alice Springs                                  199                          399
these may carry different conditions.                        centimetres. Excess luggage prices on application. Due          Alice Springs - Adelaide                                199                          399
All fares include a fuel price surcharge.                    to space constraints, guests should only take onboard
ConCession train fares
                                                             hand luggage required for their journey. Remaining              Darwin - Adelaide                                       199                          399
                                                             luggage should be checked in up to 60 minutes before
Pensioners, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders                                                                          indian pacific                                           $                            $
                                                             departure. Unchecked luggage is carried at owner’s risk.
and Children that meet the following criteria are eligible
                                                             Cardboard, plastic or wooden boxes, garbage bags or
for a Concession fare:
                                                             tea chests will not be accepted as baggage. Bags should         Sydney - Perth                                          899                          999
Pensioner Fares: are only available to Australian            be secured and carry the owner’s name, destination and          Perth - Sydney                                          689                          799
pensioners holding a valid PCC Card. Australian              contact phone number both inside and outside the bag.
Pensioners holding travel vouchers may be entitled to        Explosive, combustible and inflammable materials are            Sydney - Adelaide                                       359                          449
further reduction. Please enquire.                           prohibited. Items such as foodstuffs, plants, animals and       Adelaide - Sydney                                       419                          499
To receive concessional travel fares, Great Southern Rail    furniture cannot be accepted as personal luggage.
is required to confirm your eligibility for the concession   You may take the following luggage onboard:
                                                                                                                             Adelaide - Perth                                        669                          799
electronically with Centrelink. If you do not want this to                                                                   Perth - Adelaide                                        349                          399
                                                             Platinum Service – Twin Berth and Double Berth
happen you will need to contact Centrelink to obtain a
                                                             Sleeper Cabins:
Pension Concession Letter as proof of your eligibility
                                                             May take one small suitcase not exceeding 10 kilograms           the OVeRLand                                             $                            $
for the concession and provide this directly to Great
                                                             per person plus hand luggage including garment bag,             Adelaide - Melbourne                                    229                           329
Southern Rail before the concession can be given.
                                                             cabin bag, briefcase.
Australian Commonwealth Seniors Health Card Holder:          Gold Service – Twin Berth – Sleeper Cabin:                      Melbourne - Adelaide                                    229                           329
Must hold a valid card.                                      May take one small suitcase not exceeding 10 kilograms
                                                             per person plus hand luggage including garment bag,            Maximum width 2.2m. Height limits: Sydney-Adelaide 1.57m, Adelaide-            Wheel track inner must
Pensioner and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
                                                             cabin bag, briefcase.                                          Perth 1.94m, Adelaide-Alice Springs/Darwin 2.00m, Adelaide-Melbourne           be greater than 0.92m
Holders may be entitled to Concession Fares that are                                                                        1.57m. Subject to height restrictions 4WD vehicles may be conveyed
partly or fully funded by the Commonwealth or State          Gold Service – Single Berth – Sleeper Cabin:
                                                                                                                            between Adelaide, Perth, Alice Springs and Darwin.
governments. To qualify for Concession Fares, Australian     May take hand luggage including garment bag, cabin
                                                                                                                            Motorail carriage on all Great Southern Rail services is subject to certain
Pensioner or Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards must          bag, briefcase.                                                conditions of carriage. These can be obtained from our website
be presented at the time of booking, must be valid as at     Red Service – Sleeper Cabin:                          or by calling 13 21 47. AUD $250 is the limit of liability in
the time of travel and must be carried at all times during   May take hand luggage including garment bag, cabin             respect of destruction, loss or damage to your vehicle.
travel. Not all sectors are included in arrangements for     bag, briefcase.                                                ^Accompanied vehicles only. Please refer to for full            Wheel track outer must
the funding of concessions.                                  Red Service – Day/Nighter Seat:                                Terms and Conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             not exceed 1.90m
                                                             May take cabin bag.
Funding for concessions may be withdrawn subsequent
to the printing of this document and any fares quoted        Due to cabin space constraints, it is recommended Gold
may therefore change without notice.                         Service guests take an ‘overnight bag’ containing the
                                                             requirements for their journey with them in their cabin
                                                                                                                            To book your Train Holiday call
Child Fares: are available to children aged 4-15 years
inclusive or where a child occupies a seat or berth.
                                                             and check in all their luggage. Please note, checked in
                                                             luggage cannot be accessed during the journey.
                                                                                                                            GreaT SouTHern rail on 13 21 47,
Infants travel free on Great Southern Rail services unless
the infant is to occupy a seat or berth. In this instance,   fuel PriCe surCharge                                           ViST or conTacT
the infant is to be booked as a child, and the Child
fare applies.
                                                             All fares are inclusive of a fuel price surcharge.
                                                             non smoking PoliCy
                                                                                                                            your licenSed TraVel aGenT.
                                                             All Great Southern Rail services are entirely smoke
tiCketing & Payment
                                                             free in accordance with relevant state government
                                                                                                                            For Full ScHeduled SerVice deTailS ViSiT
Bookings for travel sectors less than $100 per person
must be paid at the time of booking. Rail Saver fares        regulations. You agree to comply with Great Southern                                                                      01076CDGM 09/10 ED 1

and other special fares require full payment at time of      Rail’s strict No Smoking Policy.
                                                                                                                            great Southern Rail travel pty Ltd
booking. Red Standard and Gold Standard fares require
                                                                                                                            PO Box 445, Marleston Business Centre Marleston SA 5033
full payment within 7 days of booking. Platinum Standard                                                                    email: facsimile: (08) 8213 4329
fares require 50% payment within 7 days of booking and                                                                      Travel Agent Licence No. TTA 164 190 ABN 84 088 933 742 ACN 088 933 742
indian pacific                                                                             the ghan                                                                                                           the overland
fares & timetables                                                                         fares & timetables                                                                                                 fares & timetables
timetables (valid 01/04/2009 to 31/03/2010)                                                timetables (valid 01/04/2009 to 31/03/2010)                                                                        timetables & fares (valid 01/04/2009 to 31/03/2010)
SYdneY – adeLaide – peRth                                                                   adeLaide – aLice SpRingS – daRwin
                                                         Operates during                                                                                                                                                                                                              ADULT^            RAIL
                                                                                                                                                                         Operates during                       faRe tYpe                 SECTOR         ADULT*            CONC.*
                          Operates all year            1 Sep to 6 Dec 2009                                                         Operates all year                                                                                                                                  RETURN           SAVER †*
                                                                                                                                                                       1 Apr to 18 Nov 2009
                                                     and 5 Jan to 31 Mar 2010                                                                                                                                                            MEL/ADL           134             95              223              N/A
                                                                                                                                          SUN                                    WED                           Red pReMiUM
                                 SAT                            WED
                                                                                            Depart Adelaide                             12.20pm                                12.20pm                         SeRVice                   ADL/MEL           134             95              223              N/A
Depart Sydney                  2.55pm                          2.55pm
                                SUN                              THU                                                                      MON                                     THU                                                    MEL/ADL           90              45              151               57
Arrive Broken Hill             6.40am                          6.40am                       Arrive Alice Springs                         1.45pm                                 1.45pm                         Red SeRVice
Depart Broken Hill             8.20am                          8.20am                       Depart Alice Springs                        6.00pm                                 6.00pm                                                    ADL/MEL           90              45              151               57
Arrive Adelaide               3.05pm                          3.05pm
                                                                                                                                           TUE                                    FRI
Depart Adelaide               6.40pm                          6.40pm                                                                                                                                           adeLaide – MeLBOURne
                                                                                            Arrive Katherine                             9.00am                                 9.00am
                                MON                              FRI                                                                                                                                                                                                       red Premium
Arrive Kalgoorlie              7.10pm                          7.10pm                       Depart Katherine                             1.00pm                                 1.00pm                                                    MON       WED           FRI                             red service $
                                                                                            Arrive Darwin                               5.30pm                                 6.30pm                                                                                        service $
Depart Kalgoorlie             10.40pm                         10.40pm
                                 TUE                             SAT                                                                                                                                                                                                       (a,s)     (C)         (a)   (C)        (s)
                                                                                            daRwin – aLice SpRingS – adeLaide
Arrive Perth                   9.10am                          9.10am
                                                                                                                                                                         Operates during                      Adelaide             DEP    7.40am    7.40am      7.40am
peRth – adeLaide – SYdneY                                                                                                          Operates all year
                                                                                                                                                                       1 Apr to 18 Nov 2009
                                                         Operates during                                                                  WED                                     SAT                         Murray Bridge        DEP    9.35am    9.50am      9.35am      25       21          17    12         12
                          Operates all year            1 Sep to 6 Dec 2009
                                                                                            Depart Darwin                               10.00am                                 9.00am
                                                     and 5 Jan to 31 Mar 2010
                                                                                            Arrive Katherine                             1.40pm                                12.40pm                        Bordertown           DEP 11.28am 11.42am 11.28am              57       43          38    22         23
                                WED                             SUN
Depart Perth                  11.55am                         11.55am                       Depart Katherine                            6.20pm                                  4.45pm
                                                                                                                                           THU                                   SUN                          Nhill                DEP 12.48pm 12.50pm 12.48pm              77       56          52    28         30
Arrive Kalgoorlie             9.50pm                          10.20pm
                                THU                             MON                         Arrive Alice Springs                         9.10am                                11.15am
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dimboola             DEP    1.17pm    1.32pm       1.17pm     77       56          52    28         30
Depart Kalgoorlie              1.40am                          1.40am                       Depart Alice Springs                        12.45pm                                 3.15pm
                                 FRI                             TUE                                                                        FRI                                  MON                          Horsham              DEP    1.40pm    1.55pm      1.40pm      82       60          55    29         31
Arrive Adelaide                7.20am                          7.20am
                                                                                            Arrive Adelaide                              1.10pm                                 1.10pm
Depart Adelaide               10.00am                         10.00am
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ararat               DEP    3.28pm    3.28pm      3.21pm      98       70          66    34         37
Arrive Broken Hill            4.30pm                          4.30pm                       fares (valid 01/04/2009 to 31/03/2010)
Depart Broken Hill            6.30pm                          6.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                Red Service $                 NS Geelong           DEP    5.23pm    5.23pm      5.23pm      134      95          90    45         49
                                 SAT                            WED                                                                        platinum    gold
                                                                                            $ peR peRSOn One waY
Arrive Sydney                 10.15am                         10.15am                                                                      Service $ Service $             Sleeper cabin   day/nighter Seat
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Melbourne            ARR    6.40pm    6.40pm      6.40pm      134      95          90    45         49
                                                                                            adelaide-darwin/Katherine or v.v.
fares (valid 01/04/2009 to 31/03/2010)
                                                                                            Adult                                             2987            1973           1312               716
                                                                                                                                                                                                               MeLBOURne – adeLaide
                                           gold               Red Service $                 Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child                   N/A            1357            800               331
$ peR peRSOn One waY                     Service $      Sleeper cabin   day/nighter Seat                                                                                                                                                                                   red Premium
Sydney-perth or v.v.                                                                        BackPacker/Student/YHA~                            N/A            1973            877               363                                        TUE       THU         SAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             service $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  red service $

Adult                                         2008        1362               716            Rail Saver*                                        N/A             N/A            N/A               363
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (a,s)     (C)         (a)   (C)        (s)
Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child              1399         887               286            adelaide-alice Springs or v.v.

BackPacker/Student/YHA~                       2008         973               313            Adult                                              N/A            1019            656               358           Melbourne            DEP    8.05am    8.05am      8.40am

Rail Saver*                                   N/A          N/A               313            Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child                   N/A             701            400               166
                                                                                            BackPacker/Student/YHA~                            N/A            1019            438               182           NS Geelong           DEP    9.47am    9.47am      9.47am      55       41          37    21         22
adelaide-perth or v.v.
                                                                                            Rail Saver*                                        N/A             N/A            N/A               182           Ararat               DEP 11.49am 11.49am 11.49am
Adult                                         1514        1036               458                                                                                                                                                                                            55       41          37    21         22
                                                                                            alice Springs-darwin or v.v.
Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child              1022         628               211
                                                                                            Adult                                              N/A            1019            656               358           Horsham              DEP 12.56pm 12.56pm 12.56pm              74       54          50    27         29
BackPacker/Student/YHA~                       1514         689               231
                                                                                            Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child                   N/A             701            400               166
Rail Saver*                                   N/A          N/A               231                                                                                                                              Dimboola             DEP    1.22pm    1.22pm      1.22pm      79       58          53    28         30
                                                                                            BackPacker/Student/YHA~                            N/A            1019            438               182
Sydney-adelaide or v.v.
                                                                                            Rail Saver*                                        N/A             N/A            N/A               182           Nhill                DEP    1.46pm    1.46pm      1.46pm      94       68          63    33         36
Adult                                         694          501               308
                                                                                           the ghan and indian pacific terms and conditions: *Rail Saver fares payment required at time of booking.
Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child              527          365               130           No changes permitted. Non refundable. Non transferable. 100% cancellation fee. Subject to availability.            Bordertown           DEP    2.04pm    2.04pm      2.04pm      94       68          63    33         36
BackPacker/Student/YHA~                       694          400               142           Note: Return fares are generally double the one way fare. All fares inclusive of fuel price surcharge. Other
                                                                                           sector fares on application. v.v. = vice versa. CSHC = Commonwealth Seniors Health Card Holder. All fares          Murray Bridge        DEP    3.57pm    4.04pm      3.57pm      125      89          84    42         45
Rail Saver*                                   N/A          N/A               142           and timetables are subject to change without notice. #Please refer to the Terms and Conditions page. For full
                                                                                           terms and conditions please visit
Sydney-Broken hill or v.v.
                                                                                           darwin Rail terminal transfers: The Darwin Rail Terminal is situated approximately 20 minutes drive south          Adelaide             ARR    5.45pm    5.45pm      5.45pm      134      95          90    45         49
Adult                                         594          386               238           of the city centre. Complimentary coach transfers are provided for Gold Service guests to/from the Mantra on
                                                                                           The Esplanade, 88 The Esplanade, Darwin (The Ghan’s central drop off and collection point) or direct to/from       the Overland terms and conditions: (a)Adult (c)Child / Australian Pensioner / Commonwealth
Australian Pensioner#/CSHC/Child              502          294               123           one of the following resort choices: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Darwin Central, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Esplanade,       Seniors Health Card Holder (S)Student, BackPacker, YHA. *Per Person One Way. ^Per Person Return.
BackPacker/Student/YHA~                                                                    Mirambeena Resort, SKYCITY Darwin, Novotel Atrium, Palms City Resort, Cullen Bay Serviced Apartments.              †
                                              594          322               135                                                                                                                                Payment required at time of booking. No changes permitted. Non refundable (100% cancellation fee)
                                                                                           Please enquire at the time of booking. Red Service guests may purchase a coach transfer between Darwin Rail        Subject to availability.
Rail Saver*                                   N/A          N/A               135           Terminal and Darwin Coach Terminal (67/69 Mitchell St), in the heart of Darwin for $15 per person one-way.         Please ensure you are at the station 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
                                                                                           Transfers are purchased upon boarding the coach.

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