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Get an Opal card

How to get an Opal card

Depending on which card you need, there are a number of ways to get an Opal card. Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards are available over the counter while concession cards must be applied for online, or over the phone. To check which Opal card you need, see ticket eligibility.

There is no charge for an Opal card, however the minimum value is $10 for an Adult Opal card and $5 for a Child/Youth Opal card. You can use the minimum value to travel on public transport within the Opal network.

You can get these Opal cards:

You will need to provide your proof of entitlement card and information about your eligibility. You can get these Opal cards:

    Available through your school or educational institution.

    For all the eligibility and application information, visit the School Transport Subsidy Scheme website.