People in rural and regional communities will soon have access to the same concession bus fare entitlements as those living in urban areas.
The changes will create a single concession eligibility system across Tasmania to replace separate systems used by different bus operators.
The new system will start on Sunday and expand the number of concession tickets types offered by bus providers such as Tassielink, Redline and Manions' Coaches.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said concession fare eligibility was expanded as part of the government's plan to "keep cost of living pressures low for Tasmanians".
"The discounts and concessions aim to achieve a balance in the standard of living and access to essential services for Tasmanians," he said.
"Those eligible include individuals who are holders of Australian Government Health Care Cards, Centrelink Pensioner Cards or Veterans Affairs Pensioner Cards and Seniors Cards, as well as for anyone aged 70 and over, and those classified as war widows by the Department of Veterans' Affairs."
People holding an Evidence of Immigration Status or Residence Determination Immicard will also be eligible for a concession fare.
"The changes will also see free travel on non-urban routes extended to Tasmanian Police and Ambulance officers in uniform, the vision impaired plus their guide dog and companion, and those on a DVA Special Rate Disability Pension," Mr Ferguson said.
The changes will bring commercial bus operators in line with the concession regime currently offered by the state-owned company Metro Tasmania.
Mr Ferguson said there would also be some "minor fare adjustments" on some bus routes as part of a new state-wide fare structure for general access services.
"The changes to these fares is a key step in integrating our bus services across different operators, ensuring everyone pays a similar price for comparable services," he said.
"As a reminder, the highly anticipated improvements to bus services across Launceston and the north also begin this Sunday, so please check your new timetables so you don't miss the bus."