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Opal Card

Ferries

Sydney Ferries 

You can use your Opal card to travel on these Sydney Ferries services:

Stockton Ferry

You can use your Opal card to travel on the Stockton Ferry and enjoy all of the benefits.

Private Ferries

Opal cards are not accepted on private ferry services. 

Gold Opal card holders who live full-time in areas which are primarily only accessible by the ferry services listed below, can contact the ferry operator to check their eligibility for subsidised travel to the mainland.

How to use your Opal card on Sydney Ferries

To use your Opal card on Sydney Ferries, simply tap your Opal card on the Opal card reader at the ferry wharf or gate.

Don’t forget to tap off at the end of your journey unless you are using the Sydney Ferries Manly service.

On the Sydney Ferries Manly service, you only need to tap on at the beginning of your journey either at the Manly Wharf or Circular Quay. You do not need to tap off at the end of your journey. This is the only ferry service at which you do not need to tap off. All other services require you to tap on and tap off to avoid paying a default fare, which may be higher than your normal fare.