It was first announced at the beginning of last year, but now Mobile Myki will finally launch on March 28. It has been in testing since July 2018.

Mobile Myki requires users to top-up a minimum $10 with Google Pay. After that it will let Android users touch on, touch off, top-up and check their balance from their mobile phone, eliminating the need for a physical card. The app will also let users view their recent travel history.

Mobile Myki does not need new infrastructure because the technology uses existing gates and readers on trams and busses and at train stations.

Discussions to bring Mobile Myki to other operating systems, such as iOS, are ongoing, and physical cards will still work across the network. Passengers will be able to travel on full fare, concession, child or senior fares using both Myki Money and Myki Pass.

Mobile Myki will be available to use from 7am on Thursday March 28, 2019.

For more information and to see if your phone is compatible head to ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/mobile-myki