Homeless and vulnerable Victorians can now catch public transport for free under a plan to reduce fines and help those most in need.
The state government has begun a 12-month trial to offer heavily- discounted daily, weekly and monthly travel passes to those most in need.
Housing Minister Martin Foley says it will help vulnerable Victorians reach appointments and access the services they needed to "get their lives back on track".
"Vulnerable people are being unnecessarily caught up in the legal system because the existing day pass is not meeting their needs - this will help fix that," he said.
Passes can be accessed through more than 100 approved community organisations and relief groups, including the Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross and Launch Housing.
They will also be made available to schools to help support students at risk of disengaging from education. The trial has also been backed by the Liberal opposition.