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OpalPay

OpalPay is a new way to pay for travel using your Opal card on participating privately-operated transport services.

With OpalPay, you can use your Opal card on a wider range of transport services. There’s no need to buy a ticket, you can just tap to pay with your Opal card for fast, convenient way to pay your fare.

OpalPay is available wherever you see 'OpalPay accepted here'.

How OpalPay fares work

OpalPay fares are not the same as standard Opal fares. Fares are set by the operators. Check your Opal card to make sure you have sufficient funds on your Opal card to cover the trip.

Concession fares are not offered on all services, even when Gold Senior/Pensioner or Concession Opal cards are used to tap on. Check with staff to find out if concession fares are available before you tap to pay with your Opal card.

The following cards can be used with OpalPay:

  • Adult Opal cards
  • Child/Youth Opal cards
  • Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards
  • Concession Opal cards.

Free travel Opal cards, School Opal cards and Opal single trip tickets are not accepted on OpalPay.

How to pay with OpalPay

Check the operator's fares before you travel and make sure you have sufficient funds on your Opal card to cover the cost of your trip.

Tap on to the operator’s payment device. Be careful not to tap on to an Opal card reader.

OpalPay fares will be deducted from your Opal card when you tap on, so you won’t need to tap off at the end of your trip.

You can top up your balance online before you travel or download the Opal Travel app to top up on the go. You can also top up at nearby Opal retailers.

Travel discounts or benefit schemes offered by private operators to regular or frequent customers do not apply with OpalPay. Check operator websites for fare details.

Services that accept OpalPay

OpalPay is available wherever you see 'OpalPay accepted here'.

My Fast Ferry (Manly Fast Ferry) and SeaLink/Captain Cook Cruises are offering OpalPay on selected services.  Find out more.