NSW Tertiary Student Concession Card
You may be eligible to apply for a NSW Tertiary Student Concession Card, if you are enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited NSW tertiary institution.
International tertiary students are generally not entitled to concession fares in NSW.
Please note: A Transport Concession foil sticker must be affixed to your student card when travelling outside the Opal network.
How to apply
NSW Tertiary Student Concession Cards are issued free of charge and are valid until 31 March 2017, unless you are no longer enrolled as a full-time student. They are issued in accordance with the NSW Tertiary Student concessions guidelines.
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 a tertiary student, 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, Child/Youth Opal single trip tickets or Opal single bus tickets.
How to get your Concession Opal card
If you have a NSW Tertiary Student Concession Card or a Student ID card and you are a full-time NSW tertiary student enrolled in a participating NSW tertiary institution, you are eligible for a Concession Opal card.
Apply on the Opal website or call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).
Travelling on your Concession Opal card
You must carry these cards when you travel:
If you do not have your Concession Opal card and proof of entitlement, you will need 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 a valid NSW Tertiary Student Concession Card or your Student ID card with a Transport Concession foil sticker affixed, you are entitled to:
- Concession fares on privately-operated regular route local bus services.
- Concession fares on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.
- Concession fares when you travel on interstate train services.
Please note: Concessions do not apply when booking sleeping berths.
A Transport Concession foil sticker is required if you are travelling in regional NSW on concession fares. You can apply for a foil sticker at your tertiary institution.
Privately owned and operated services may not offer concession travel for NSW Tertiary Student Concession Card holders. Check with local transport operators before you travel.
Concessions are not available on fast ferry services between Manly and Circular Quay, event shuttles buses, chartered bus services and Great Southern Rail.
Contact the Transport Concessions Office
Mail: Locked Bag 5085, Parramatta NSW 2124
Phone: 131 500