The Overland to travel in 2019

Great Southern Rail is delighted that the Victorian Government has agreed to increase its funding support of The Overland to ensure the service operates for at least the next 12 months.

After productive discussions over recent days, the Victorian Government has made an additional $200,000 contribution to its existing funding agreement to support the operation of the Adelaide-Melbourne service.

Great Southern Rail has made the decision to absorb a further $130,000 in operational costs to ensure the level of required financial support is met for this service.

We have also committed to a full review of The Overland in early 2019 to explore its long-term sustainability beyond 31 December 2019.

We will open up for 2019 bookings for The Overland from Wednesday, 12 December. 

To mark the 12-month extension, we are offering a special deal for 10 days only (12 to 21 December 2018).
• Adults who book a ReadyRail fare will receive a 50% discount off the Adult Everyday fare
• Eligible concession travellers who book a Pension Saver fare will receive a 50% discount
• Children travelling with a person holding one of these discounted fares will receive an additional 20% discount
This limited-time offer applies to travel only for the first three months of 2019 and is available for both Red and Red Premium bookings on The Overland.