This report estimates the potential savings that Australian and New Zealand commuters can achieve if they decide to use public transport rather than a private vehicle to commute to work. These estimates are based on the potential savings commuters can achieve in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Canberra as well as Auckland and Wellington.
After identifying the potential costs to commute by car in Australian and New Zealand cities, this report uses two scenarios to examine potential commuter savings. The first scenario estimates the potential savings that can be made from leaving the car at home and using public transport to commute to work. The second scenario estimates the potential savings that can be made by selling the car (similarly, choosing not to buy an additional car) and using public transport to commute to work.