Apprentice or trainee
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.
Concessions are generally not available on private ferries, event shuttles buses, chartered bus services or, Great Southern Rail.
In the Opal network, if you are an eligible apprentice or trainee you are entitled to travel with a Concession Opal card.
If you do not have your proof of entitlement card, 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
If you are an eligible apprentice or trainee and have a Transport Concession Entitlement Card, you can apply for a Concession Opal card.
- Apply on the Opal website. You will need your Training Contract ID number (TCID) as provided by Training Services NSW.
- For a replacement Concession Opal card, call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL). A replacement fee may apply.
Using an Opal card provides you with a range of travel benefits.
Sydney Airport train station access fee
Eligible apprentices and trainees pay the Concession Sydney Airport station access fee when travelling with a Concession Opal card 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.
Eligible apprentices and trainees may be entitled to concession fares on privately-operated regular route local bus services.
Check with local transport operators before you travel.
Transport Concession Entitlement Card
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.
It is valid up to 31 March of each year, and you can renew it free of charge as long as you remain in an active traineeship/apprenticeship approved by Training Services NSW.
For a replacement card, complete the online replacement form. A replacement fee may apply.