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Transport Concession Entitlement Card

If you are an eligible apprentice or trainee and have a Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you are entitled to concession fares on public transport in NSW.

You must carry your Transport Concession Entitlement Card when travelling on a concession fare as proof of entitlement, or you may be fined.

You are eligible to apply for a Transport Concession Entitlement Card if you are registered with Training Services NSW and in an active apprenticeship or new entrant traineeship approved by them.

You will need:

  • your personal details
  • your training contract ID (TCID) number.

To apply for your Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you need to:

  • Apply via the online application.
  • Select the entitlement type as 'Apprentice or Trainee'.
  • Enter your TCID number.
  • Complete the form and submit your application.

The Transport Concession Entitlement Card is issued free of charge.

To renew your Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you need to:

  1. Renew via the online application form.
  2. Select the entitlement type 'Apprentice or Trainee'.
  3. Enter your TCID number.
  4. Enter your personal details
  5. Select 'Find'.
  6. Complete the online application.

The Transport Concession Entitlement Card is valid up to 31 March of each year.

You can renew it free of charge provided you still meet the eligibility criteria. 

You can renew your card online up to 30 days before it expires.

You can renew your transport concession entitlement card after it expires, but you'll need to travel on a full adult fare until your new card arrives.

If your Transport Concession Entitlement Card has been lost or stolen, you can apply for a replacement online, provided you still meet the eligibility criteria.

For a replacement card, complete the online replacement form. A replacement fee may apply.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Transport Concession Entitlement Card.

Ticket options

You must carry your Transport Concession Entitlement card as proof of entitlement or you may be fined.

Concession fares are not available on private ferries, event shuttles buses, chartered bus services or Great Southern Rail services.

Check with your local transport operator to find out if you're entitled to concession fares on privately-operated local bus services

In the Opal network, if you are an eligible apprentice or trainee and have a Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you can apply for a Concession Opal card to travel on concession fares.

If you do not have your Transport Concession Entitlement card as proof of entitlement, you are required to pay for and travel with an Adult fare. You cannot travel with a Child/Youth Opal card or Child/Youth Opal single tickets.

How to get your Concession Opal card

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Apply on the Opal website. You will need your Training Contract ID number (TCID) as provided by Training Services NSW.

Once your eligibility is confirmed, your concession Opal card will be mailed to you within 5 to 7 working days. You'll then need to activate your Opal card.

For a replacement Concession Opal card, call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL). A replacement fee may apply.

Sydney Airport train station access fee

Your Transport Concession Entitlement Card together with your Concession Opal card entitles you to a concession Sydney Airport station access fee when travelling to or from the airport train stations.

In regional NSW, eligible apprentices and trainees are entitled to concession fares on NSW TrainLink Regional services.

When making a booking for concession travel on NSW TrainLink Regional services, you’ll need to quote your Training Contract ID (TCID) number, which is printed on the back of your Transport Concession Entitlement Card.