Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card
You are eligible to apply for an Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card if you are a first, second or third year apprentice or trainee registered with State Training Services (NSW Department of Industry).
How to apply
The Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card is issued free of charge. It is valid for the first three years of your apprenticeship or the lifetime of your traineeship for as long as you remain in a traineeship/apprenticeship agreement with State Training Services.
Sydney and surrounding areas – Opal network
Opal is an electronic ticketing system used on public transport in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.
Inside the Opal network, if you are an apprentice and trainee, you can travel with one of these tickets:
- Concession Opal card
- Adult Opal card
- Adult Opal single trip ticket or Opal single bus ticket
You are not entitled to travel with a Child/Youth Opal card, a Child/Youth Opal single trip ticket or a Child/Youth Opal single bus ticket.
How to get your Concession Opal card
If you have an Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card, you are eligible for a Concession Opal card.
Apply on the Opal website or call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).
You will need your Training Contract ID number (TCID) for the application.
Travelling with your Concession Opal card
You must carry these two cards when you travel:
If you do not have your Concession Opal card and proof of entitlement, you are required to pay for and travel with an Adult fare, or you may be fined.
Travelling to and from Sydney Airport train stations
- With your Concession Opal card and proof of entitlement, you are entitled to a Concession Sydney Airport station access fee.
- Without your Concession Opal card and proof of entitlement, you are required to pay the Adult Sydney Airport station access fee.
Read more about travelling to the airport by train and the Sydney Airport station access fee.
Opal card, single trip tickets and fares
Regional NSW - outside Opal network
If you have an Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card, you may be entitled to concession fares on privately-operated regular route local bus services.
Check with local transport operators before you travel.
Concessions are not available on fast ferries between Manly and Circular Quay, event shuttle buses, charter bus services, Great Southern Rail services or NSW TrainLink Regional services.
Trainees classified by State Training Services as being on Existing Worker Traineeships and fourth year apprentices are not eligible for concessions.
Contact the Transport Concessions Office
Mail: Locked Bag 5085, Parramatta NSW 2124
Phone: 131 500