Concession fares for people with disabilities
If you are a person with a disability there are concession cards designed to help you to negotiate NSW public transport. Concessions include:
- Vision Impaired Person's Pass and optional free travel Opal card – free travel on many NSW public transport services and your approved attendant travels free.
- Companion Card – free travel for your attendant on many NSW public transport services.
- Assistance Animal Permit – your assistance animal can travel with you free of charge.
- Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment recipients who hold a Pensioner Concession Card are entitled to concession travel on many NSW public transport services. For more information on the Carer Payment, visit the Centrelink website.
Travelling with an attendant
The following concession cards have attendant entitlements when the pass is marked 'Plus Attendant'. Your attendant (a sighted person 4 years and above) travels free with you:
- Vision Impaired Person's Pass and optional free travel Opal card
- NSW Ex-members of the Defence Forces Pass and optional free travel Opal card
- NSW Blinded Soldier Pass and optional free travel Opal card
- NSW World War 1 Veteran Free Pass and optional free travel Opal card.
Free travel is also available for attendants of Companion Card holders, however the cardholder must pay their normal fare (which may be full fare, a concession fare or free travel, depending on their concession status).
Accessing taxi travel
NSW residents with severe and permanent disabilities who can’t use public transport may qualify for subsidised taxi fares.
For more information, see Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.