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Opal fare changes

We've made fares fairer for everyone

The fare structure of the Opal system has changed.

These changes are in response to recent Independent Pricing and Regulatory Authority (IPART) recommendations. However, not all IPART recommendations are being implemented. The changes will encourage customers to use public transport for every stage of their journey and make fares fairer for everyone who uses public transport.

What’s changed?

New Opal Transfer Discount 

If you travel with an Adult Opal card you will get a $2 discount for each transfer you make between modes (train, ferry, bus or light rail) within one journey.

If you travel with a Child/Youth, Concession or Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card, you’ll get a $1 discount for each transfer you make between modes (train, ferry, bus or light rail) within one journey.

Example daily journey

Remember:

How your Opal Transfer Discount will look on an online statement 

Example of an Opal Transfer Discount for a bus to train transfer on an Adult Opal card during peak period

Activity statement

Weekly Travel Reward

The Weekly Travel Reward is earned after eight paid journeys each week and gives you half-price travel for the rest of the week.

Remember:

How your Weekly Travel Reward will look on your online statement 

Example of Weekly Travel Reward for a train to ferry transfer on an Adult Opal card during peak period

Activity statement

What stays the same?

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