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Tertiary proof of entitlement requirements

To travel on concession fares on public transport in NSW, you must be able to show proof of entitlement.

Tertiary student ID cards from many tertiary institutions are recognised as proof of entitlement when travelling within the Opal network. However there are some that are not.

If your tertiary student card is not recognised as proof of entitlement, you will need to apply for a Transport Concession Entitlement Card. This is valid on public transport across NSW.

For travel within Sydney and surrounding areas, all tertiary students need to apply for a Concession Opal card with their proof of entitlement card information.

Find your tertiary institution to confirm your proof of entitlement requirements.

Institutions issuing an approved form of Student ID

Eligible tertiary students enrolled at the following institutions can use their Student photo ID card as proof of entitlement when travelling with a Concession Opal card in the Opal network.

You only need to apply for a Transport Concession Entitlement Card if you are travelling in rural or regional NSW.

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Macquarie University
  • TAFE NSW
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Notre Dame Australia, The
  • University of Sydney, The
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • UNSW Australia
  • UNSW Global Australia
  • UOW College
  • UTS: INSEARCH
  • Western Sydney University

 

  • Abbey College Australia
  • AC Alphacrucis College (Alphacrucis College)
  • ACA Actors Centre Australia
  • ACAP (Australian College of Applied Psychology)
  • ACU - Australian Catholic University
  • AFTRS (Australian Film, Television & Radio School)
  • AFTT Academy of Film Theatre and Television
  • AH&B College
  • AIE Academy of Interactive Entertainment Sydney
  • AIHE (Australian Institute of Healthcare Education)
  • AIM Australian Institute of Music
  • AIT (Academy of Information Technology)
  • Alesco Senior Card (Workers Education Association - Hunter)
  • AMBI (Australian Massage and Beauty Institute)
  • AMPA (Academy of Music and Performing Arts)
  • Australian Academy - Beauty Spa Therapy
  • Australian Careers Business College
  • Australian College of Christian Studies
  • Australian College of Physical Education
  • Australian College of Vocational Studies
  • Australian Pacific College
  • Australian Pacific Travel & Tourism
  • Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited
  • Avondale (Avondale College)
  • Basair Aviation College
  • Bedford College
  • Benchmark College
  • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Australia
  • BTCA - Beauty Therapy College of Australia
  • C3 College
  • Cameron Jane Make-Up Design
  • Campion College Australia
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Canterbury Business College
  • Careers Australia
  • Catholic Institute of Sydney
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Charles Sturt University (United Theological College)
  • Charter Australia Pty Ltd
  • CIT Charles Institute of Technology
  • Coderfactory ACADEMY (Academy of Information Technology)
  • Contour College
  • CQ University Australia (Central Queensland University)
  • Duke College
  • ED5 International
  • Emmaus Bible College
  • Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Ettingshausens
  • Excelsia College
  • Federation University Australia
  • Health Careers (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia)
  • Hillsong International Leadership College
  • Holmes Institute
  • Hope College Sydney (Hope College)
  • Ikon Institute of Australia
  • International College of Management, Sydney
  • International Screen Academy
  • Iona Columba College
  • ISCD International School of Colour+Design (Academy of Information Technology)
  • JMC Academy
  • Kaplan Business School Australia (Kaplan Business School)
  • Karl Von Busse Institute of Design
  • Kent Institute Australia (Kent Institute of Business & Technology)
  • Kenvale (Kenvale College)
  • KOI King's Own Institute
  • La Trobe University (La Trobe University, Sydney Campus)
  • Laureate International Universities (Think Education Group)
  • Laureate International Universities (Torrens University Australia)
  • Macleay College
  • Macquarie University
  • Martin (Study Group Australia)
  • Max Solutions Pty Ltd
  • MEGT Institute
  • Merage Global Institute of Technology
  • MIT Sydney
  • Moore College (Moore Theological College)
  • MPA Training
  • NAISDA Dance College
  • Nan Tien Institute
  • National Art School
  • National College of Dance
  • New York Film Academy Australia
  • NIDA National Institute of Dramatic Art
  • Pacific College of Technology
  • ProGalore Institute
  • Raffles College of Design and Commerce
  • SAE Qantm (SAE Creative Media Institute)
  • SAE Qantm Byron Bay (SAE Institute Byron Bay)
  • SBTA Sydney Business & Travel Academy
  • SIBT (Sydney Institute of Business & Technology)
  • SIIT Sydney Institute of Interpreting and Translating
  • Southern Cross University
  • St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
  • St Patrick's Institute of Education
  • Sydney College of Divinity
  • Sydney College of Skin Care (Advanced Education Australia)
  • Sydney Design School
  • Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Sydney Theatre School
  • TAFE NSW
  • The Australasian College Health and Wellness
  • The College of Law
  • The Salvation Army - Booth College
  • The University of Newcastle Australia (The University of Newcastle)
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Sydney LPAB Student (Legal Profession Admission Board)
  • Tocal College
  • Toni and Guy School of Hairdressing
  • Top Education Institute
  • Unique International College
  • United World College
  • Unity College Australia
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Wollongong Australia (University of Wollongong)
  • UNSW Australia
  • UNSW Global Australia
  • UOW College
  • UTS (University of Technology Sydney)
  • UTS INSEARCH
  • Wentworth Institute
  • Western College
  • Western Sydney University
  • Whitehouse Institute of Design
  • William Angliss Institute (William Angliss Institute Sydney)

Institutions without an approved form of Student ID

Student ID cards from the following institutions are not accepted as proof of entitlement when travelling with a Concession Opal card in the Opal network.

Eligible tertiary students should apply for a Transport Concession Entitlement Card as proof of entitlement to travel on a concession fare.

  • Academy of Makeup and Hair Pty Ltd
  • Academy of Yoga Science
  • ACF Australia Cheng Feng Education Exchange Centre
  • Advanced Careers College
  • Advanced School of Beauty Therapy
  • ANU Australian National University
  • Augustine Academy
  • Australian Child Care Career Options
  • Australian College of Make-Up & Special Effects
  • Australian College of Ministries
  • Australian College of Sport
  • Australian College of Theology
  • Australian Institute of Childcare Training
  • Australian School for Remedial Therapies
  • Australian Training and Qualification College
  • Bankstown Education and Skills Training Centre
  • BCA National Training Group Pty Ltd
  • BCC Institute
  • Brent Street
  • Byron Region Community College
  • Central Coast Community College
  • Charles Darwin University
  • City East Community College
  • Coffs Coast Community College
  • College of Complementary Medicine
  • College of Event Management
  • Creative Youth Initiative
  • Developing Personnel Training & Consultancy
  • Ella Baché College
  • ET Australia
  • Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Academy
  • Evocca College
  • Evolve College
  • Franklyn Scholar
  • GTK Construction Training
  • Hamro College
  • Hunter Institute of Fashion
  • Impact Training Institute
  • Inspire College
  • International Institute for Professional Development
  • IPT Australia
  • JB Hunter Technology
  • JobQuest
  • Key Employment Association Limited
  • Kiama Community College
  • La Fulltime Pty Ltd, t/d as Lee Academy
  • Le Cordon Bleu Australia Pty Ltd
  • Learning Lab
  • Marymount Mercy College
  • Minerva College
  • Mission Australia - SEE Program (Ashfield/Marrickville)
  • Mission Australia - SEE Program (Canterbury/Bankstown)
  • Morling College Ltd
  • MTC Australia
  • Navitas English
  • Nova Employment Limited
  • NSW Health RTO
  • Passmores College
  • Queensford College
  • Reach For Training
  • Ready Health Nursing College
  • SCA Hair & Beauty Academy
  • Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors
  • Shillington College
  • St George & Sutherland Community College
  • Sturt School for Wood
  • Supreme Business College Pty Limited
  • Sydney Beauty & Dermal Institute
  • Sydney Dance Company
  • Sydney Film School
  • Taronga Training Institute
  • The Elite Hair and Beauty Academy
  • The Hair & Beauty Academy
  • The Illawarra Business College
  • The Illawarra ITeC Ltd
  • The Institute Group (The Fashion & Makeup Institute)
  • The Makeup Technicians
  • The Mask Academy
  • They Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW
  • Tred College
  • United World College
  • University of New England
  • Virtu Design Institute
  • Ways Youth Services
  • Williams Business College