I don't know how the subject arose, but R was incredulous when I told him his Myki would expire. Why, he asked. Just how it is, I replied. In a remarkable co-incidence, the following day this appeared in our email inbox.
card will soon expire
What you need to do to get your free replacement
myki Replacement at a Staffed
StationYou can now get a free on the spot replacement up to 60 days
prior to the expiry of your myki or if your myki has expired.
visit a staffed station with your expired myki or soon to be expired myki and
they will provide you with a free replacement card of the same type. Your card
will be linked to the replacement card, any balance will then be
transferred instantly and your myki will be ready to be used
Your replacement myki will also be automatically
registered to your account.
That sounds simple enough. Now I am wondering about the un-registered Myki cards we have for visitors. I suppose one day they will just not work and it will be a matter of taking them to the station for the balance to be transferred to a new card. If I think of it, I will check at a check point to see when they do expire. It is not good having them for visitors if they won't work.
R has a vintage person's Myki, ouch R, don't hit me so hard, that were all issued around the same time, so I expect stations will be busier than a Sennalink office in the next couple of months. Oh yes, if you have to wait for an extra long time in a Sennalink office or on the phone to them, apparently they were busy with election work!!!