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Opal Card

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How to get an Opal card

There are a number of ways to get an Opal card, depending on the card you need.

Opal cards can be ordered online for delivery to an Australian address within 5 to 7 business days. Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards are also available over the counter from most retailers, including most convenience stores and newsagents. Concession Opal cards need to be ordered online so your concession eligibility can be confirmed.

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  • Adult Opal card


    if you’re 16 years of age, or older, and normally pay full fare

  • Child/Youth Opal card


    if you’re aged 4-15 years old, or a full time NSW/ACT school student aged 16 years or older

  • Senior/Pensioner Opal card


    for eligible seniors, pensioners and asylum seekers

  • Concession Opal card


    for eligible tertiary or TAFE students, apprentices, trainees or job seekers