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Apprentice or trainee

The current Indentured Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card is being discontinued. The old cards will no longer be valid or accepted after 30 June 2017, even if the printed expiry date is later. If you have one of these cards, you should apply for the new Apprentice/Trainee Transport Concession Entitlement Card.

If you are an eligible apprentice or trainee and have a Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you are entitled to concession fares on public transport in NSW.

You must carry your Transport Concession Entitlement Card when travelling on a concession fare as proof of entitlement, or you may be fined.

Concessions are generally not available on private ferries, event shuttles buses, chartered bus services, Great Southern Rail and NSW TrainLink Regional services.

Ticket options

In the Opal network, if you are an eligible apprentice or trainee you are entitled to travel with a Concession Opal card.

If you do not have your proof of entitlement card, you are required to pay for and travel with an Adult fare. You cannot travel with a Child/Youth Opal card or Child/Youth Opal single tickets.


How to get your Concession Opal card

If you are an eligible apprentice or trainee and have a Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you can apply 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) as provided by Training Services NSW.
  • For a replacement Concession Opal card, call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL). A replacement fee may apply.

Using an Opal card provides you with a range of travel benefits.

For Opal terms of use, visit the Opal website.

Sydney Airport train station access fee

Eligible apprentices and trainees pay the Concession Sydney Airport station access fee when travelling with a Concession Opal card to or from the airport train stations.

In regional NSW, eligible apprentices and trainees may be entitled to concession fares on privately-operated regular route local bus services.

Check with local transport operators before you travel.

Transport Concession Entitlement Card

You are eligible to apply for a Transport Concession Entitlement Card if you are registered with Training Services NSW and in an active apprenticeship or new entrant traineeship approved by them.

The Transport Concession Entitlement Card is issued free of charge.

It is valid up to 31 March of each year, and you can renew it free of charge as long as you remain in an active traineeship/apprenticeship approved by Training Services NSW.

For a replacement card, complete the online replacement form. A replacement fee may apply.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Transport Concession Entitlement Card.