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Contactless payments

Pay your fare the easy way

Simply tap on and tap off with your contactless card or device on the Opal reader to pay the Adult fare and receive all the same travel benefits. Contactless payments are available on all public transport in the Opal network. 

How it works

Same Adult Fare, same Opal benefits

You will be charged an Adult Opal fare and receive the same Opal benefits, including:

  • $2 discount for every transfer between modes as part of one journey
  • Half price travel after eight paid journeys in a week
  • Fares capped daily, weekly and on weekends
  • 30% discount on metro/train, bus and light rail fares outside peak times 


Look for the contactless symbol on your card

If your American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card shows the contactless payment symbol , you can use it to pay for your travel. If you’re unsure whether your card is contactless-enabled, check with your card issuer.


Separate your cards

Always separate your cards when you tap on and tap off so your preferred card is charged. Watch out for card clash


Always tap on and tap off

Tap on at the start and tap off at the end of each trip to ensure you are travelling with a valid ticket. If you are caught travelling without a valid ticket or not paying the correct fare, you may be issued with a fine of $200 (Maximum $550).


Use the same card or device for all your travel

Make sure you tap on and tap off with the same card or linked device at the start and end of your trip. Use the same card or linked device for your travel all week to receive the same travel benefits and rewards of an Adult Opal card.

Use Opal card for concession fares

Opal cards remain the cheapest option if you are entitled to reduced fares. 

Check your concession eligibility

Check your contactless payment activity

With a Transport Connect account, you can streamline your contactless travel information and payments all in one place.

Sign up for Transport Connect

No Transport Connect account? You can still view basic information for your last 50 trips using contactless payments by entering your card details.

Access last 50 trips

If you are having problems or have a question about your contactless payments activity, please check the information about understanding your contactless journey statement.